Arriving in Kentucky Saturday afternoon, we stopped at Wendy's for lunch. I was IMMEDIATELY in culture shock - I forgot how polite and nice the people are out here. Even the lady in the Wendy's drive through, OVER THE SPEAKER BOX, said "Thank you, have a nice day!". I thought I was on another planet there for a little while, people on the East Coast are generally so rude and discourteous. Sometimes I really miss it here.
We came out here to visit Mila and Sarah, two of my colleagues from my job out here that have remained good friends...even though now I've actually been gone longer than I actually lived in Kentucky. It's funny how some people you just know you'll always be in touch with over the years. Rhyme is also enjoying his visit with Jasper, Mila's cat. I don't think Jasper is enjoying Rhyme's visit nearly as much.
|This is Jasper: Petite and adorable! Not Rhyme's best friend.|
In Lexington, a Frozen Yogurt craze has taken over. A local ice cream chain went out of business, and most of the vacant storefronts have been filled with a Frozen Yogurt chain called Orange Leaf. Let me just say, that this is PREGNANT LADY HEAVEN. There are about 10-15 different flavors of frozen yogurt (and, of course, you can twist together amazing combinations like Birthday Cake Batter and Brownie Batter, Granny Smith Apple and Caramel, and more), a whole buffet of toppings and it's SELF SERVE. Freaking genius. The spoons are appropriately shaped like shovels. Preggo like. I told Paul he should open up one of these places in Allentown, it would be a huge success. Though, he should probably not do it while I'm pregnant because I'd just eat all the profits.
You're not allowed to visit Lexington without visiting a good restaurant with amazing Southern food...like Ramsey's. This is a Hot Brown. It's pretty much one of the most amazing things you will ever eat. It consists of (starting from the bottom) two pieces of grilled bread, a slice of ham, a slice of turkey, cream gravy, twp tomatoes (gotta have something healthy on there), and is topped with cheese and two slices of delicious bacon. Yes, it's a heart attack on a plate, but everything in moderation...