Where does the weekend go??? I had such fun on Friday night, but all weekend, I’ve had a layer of tingling stress that keeps wanting to poke its ugly head. Big boo to that!
As you probably noticed, Friday was a bountiful bevy of good eats and I was one happy fat kid Saturday morning started with a 30 min walk with Naava and then 25 minutes at 4.2mph on the treadmill at an incline of 3. Abs rounded out my short workout because it was onward with activities for the day.
After errands and whatnot, my hubby and I decided to enjoy the beautiful weather by eating al fresco in Palo Alto AND bring Naava! Yay We weren’t sure which places were dog-friendly but knew there were tons of great options with outdoor seating. I actually took a look at http://www.bringfido.com — has anyone ever checked this out? It’s awesome because it lists all the restaurants that allow you to bring dogs for whichever city you chose. We found several great options. Zach actually had his heart set on a new Mexican restaurant on a side street in downtown Palo Alto. Mexican? Me? Oh yes, please! I scoped the menu ahead of time and was SOLD! So when we arrived with Naava in tow, there were no open seats outside. Ack! So we decided to walk around the downtown area where Naava received many compliments on her cuteness…she is awfully cute isn’t she?
We came across some intriguing restaurant options, including Renzo, an Italian place that I must go back to for its made-to-order Calzones…can you say yum?
We ended up trekking nearly a mile to check out another Mexi place, but alas, no outdoor seating. Grrr. My tummy was starting to get antsy and my 4″ platform wedges were not made for walkin’ Back we went to our first choice and saw an open table. Yippeee! We noticed other people had the same idea and brought a dog as well. As we neared mexican happiness, the other dog went berserk on Naava so clearly we couldn’t eat there. Dangit!
Okay another trek across downtown to a Jamaican restaurant called Mangos. I had never been, but am all about spicy, flavorful food We had to wait a few minutes for outdoor seating, but finally got settled, ordered a pitcher of Sangria and Naava a bowl of water and were good to go. The service was oh-so-slooooow :-/ I loved all the options on the menu and was debating between quite a few. Zach had already settled on the Mi Good, which was a curried goat dish (oh, poor goat!). And I was going to get the Mango Walk Wrap — chicken, mango salsa, cucumbers, and a side of red beans and rice. Sounds tasty, right? This was the menu and our meals (sorry for the blurry iphone pics):
Hmm, now when I think wrap, I think it will be put together. No bother, I’ll do it myself The salsa was YUM; the salad was good; the chicken was mango-y and included dark meat (not my fave). Unfortunately the tortilla was dry and the rice and beans tasted like I got the bottom of the barrel. Sigh. So it was not much of a success, other than Zach’s meal which he ravenously ate. I’ll give them another try sometime and opt for the Jerk Chicken I think.
What’s up with the post title? Well as we were walking downtown, a guy was holding a sign that simply said “You are Perfect.” I told him I liked his sign and asked what the purpose was. He said it made him happy and he hoped it made others happy too. How wonderful is that?