We didn’t do much on Valentine’s Day. We went out to dinner with Alexander in tow which isn’t exactly romantic or even relaxing. We don’t have any family in the area and don’t have any go-to babysitters (Laura, can I have your sister’s email address or number? Seriously.) so date nights are few and far in between.
However, Jason’s parents offered to watch Alexander last Saturday night so we could go out. And by out, we stayed overnight in a hotel in Greenville, SC, which is about 45 minutes from his parents house. Alexander came down with a little cold on Thursday and I was worried that the trip would be off, but we decided to risk it and go anyway. He wasn’t feeling like himself at all, but started to feel better Friday night, so on Saturday morning, Jason and I took off.
(Nice ride next to us, huh? Keep in mind that we’re in an SUV so that’s one umm elevated truck.)
We got to Greenville around 1 and the first order of business was lunch. Obviously. Food is pretty much always the first order of business. We went to the Trappe Door, a Belgian bar/restaurant that we’d been to once before and liked. We had a beer and then split two orders of mussels – the provencale and the Vietnamese. I liked both but preferred the Vietnamese.
It came with a bunch of different mayos but none for me, thank you. Bleh.
After lunch, we did some window shopping and just walked around for a while before escaping the cold for a drink at The Lazy Goat.
We quickly learned that we were totally out of practice for the whole day drinking thing and went back to the hotel to take a nap. While we were sleeping, someone knocked on our door and brought us a nice surprise.
We had casually mentioned to the front desk that we were just in town for a kid-free late Valentine’s Day and these chocolate covered strawberries and small champagne bottle appeared at our door! How nice is that? Plus also, my alarm didn’t go off and if this didn’t arrive, we probably would have slept through dinner.
For dinner, we made reservations at Soby’s which was right across the street from our hotel. I had some sort of southern vegetable plate which was pretty good. The kale was the star of the plate and I wished I had more.
Our server mentioned some dessert special and we had to try it. It was a brownie with cherry and vanilla ice cream with bananas, pineapples and whipped cream.
So basically all we did was eat all day. And I’m sure I gained like 5 pounds, but it was worth it.