Well, I FINALLY ventured out into the big city yesterday. It was great, but also reminded me that I truly am a small town girl.
As much as I try to convince myself that Oklahoma City is a real metropolis, the fact is that it is far, far from it.
During my morning break I went across the street to buy some tweezers (I had to!). It’s always shocking to me to see grocery stores selling wine. We don’t do that in Oklahoma. I wish we did. Because I like wine. A lot.
Then after class, I finally got to meet Kelly in person!
I took a cab to the metro station to meet her. That went well, but the metro experience was interesting. I stuck out like a big, fat sore thumb. I’ve always thought of myself as a person who would thrive in a big city, but as I was navigating my way through all those people I felt very lost.
Luckily, I made it to the right stop and got to meet up with Kelly. (Sadly we didn’t take a picture together, but it was frickin’ cold.)
We went to a really awesome restaurant called Harry’s Tap Room. Kelly was organized and thoughtful enough to make us reservations and we were seated in a cozy table upstairs in no time.
We chatted, ordered wine, and chatted some more. Kelly is just as real and fun and pretty as she seems on her blog, I feel so lucky to have met her in person!
I couldn’t decide what to order from the wonderful, locally-focused menu, but I finally decided on the Fall Salad to start. (That would be salad #9 by the way.)
It was a fresh, flavorful salad. Definitely the best I’ve had on this trip.
When I was in Baltimore for Fitbloggin’, I was extremely disappointed in myself for being too sick to eat any amazing local seafood. I had to rectify that on this trip, so I ordered crab cakes for dinner.
I am so glad I ordered them! Sooo good. The brussels were just okay, but not as good as my Sweet and Spicy Maple Glazed Brussels. Still good though. The crab cakes on the other hand were perfectly seasoned and absolutely delicious. Yum.
As good as the food was though, the highlight of the evening was the meet-up with Kelly. We had a lot in common and she super fun to talk to. I’m so glad I have this blog because it really has brought so many great people into my life. Love it.
Then I headed home, or… actually, I headed into downtown D.C. Then I realized I was on the wrong train, turned around and finally made it back to my hotel. Metro fail. (Me = small town girl with no clue.)
Today is the last day of training! It has been really beneficial so far, but I’m looking forward to getting back home into my own bed and kitchen.
Happy Friday friends and blends!
Q: Does your city have easily accessible public transportation? We have next to nothing in Oklahoma City, it’s really upsetting. I think every city should have some sort of highly functioning public transportation, there are just so many benefits to it.