Sunday, August 26, 2012
I'm just now getting caught up since our vacation in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. We stayed with B's grandma in her cute house by the beach, saw some alligators, went on an Boat Eco-tour, and played in the ocean and sand. It was marvelous!
When I take a whole entire week off of work, I kind of get into a much more fuzzy-brained and mellow mood. It's so nice..... Anyway, so the weekend after we got back, I did a 22 mile Urban Bike Race with my friend Sharyn, where you have to check in at 7 locations around the city. I probably should've trained a bit more beforehand, since I don't ride my bike all that much, but it was fun and exhausting! My legs were so so sore the next few days.
This weekend I finally did our 6 loads of laundry, cleaned the apartment, and I can pack my lunch for work tomorrow since I went to the grocery finally.
That big ol' piece of cake up top is the Monster Chocolate cake at Mango Mango's Beachside Bar and Grill in St. Augustine. It actually was a cappuccino ice cream cake, with Oreo crust, and it was deeeelicious.
The restaurant itself was right next to the beach, and looked cute on the outside, so I wanted to try out their dinner. The menu was mostly Caribbean food, which I LOVE, so I wanted everything on the menu.
I decided to get the standard Cuban sandwich, with Yucca fries, and a side of fried plantains (I couldn't resist!) The sandwich itself was okay, kind of dry, but it worked. I'd never even heard of Yucca until I got there, and they were like big fat fries, only 10 million times better. There was a sweet sauce to dip them in, which gave them a great flavor. I guess if you eat yucca not in a fried form, it's not very good, so I'm glad I got to try them the best way.
The side of fried plantains also did not disappoint. I didn't snap a picture of them, but they were like big chunks of crispy sweetness. Mmm I wish I knew how to make them at home.
We took a night walk on the beach. We didn't have a flashlight, it was pitch black, and we were walking in the water without our sandals on. Then we started thinking how there were tons of crabs probably walking all over the place, and we might step on one! So we got out our phones to see if we could see any, and found this guy. Luckily we didn't step on him barefooted!