Our Weekend Getaway—The Final Chapter
Our last day we slept in–no junior high ruckus that night, thank goodness! We took our time checking out of our hotel, ate breakfast at Starbucks, and then went to a movie.
A late lunch was the last thing we enjoyed before going home. We picked out a Greek restaurant that we found coupons for and set out on our venture. We had a terrible time finding it. Finally, we matched the address to a little hole-in-the-wall place with no sign. We walked in with trepidation. My husband was ready to leave immediately, but little hole-in-the-wall places are sometimes the best, so I appealed to his sense of adventure. We were the only ones there. That should have been our second clue, but he had been looking forward to a Gyro and I was dying to eat some tabouli.
The lady that waited on us was also the owner. She was friendly enough but recommended the most expensive thing on the menu and then seemed quite put out that we didn’t order it. The menu she handed us seemed quite expensive even with our coupons, but we kept looking up at the menu on the wall. The prices were about half those on the menu. She quickly came over and told us that those on the wall were take-out prices only, though it didn’t say that anywhere on the wall. We each ordered a Gyro. The tabouli was only offered as a salad selection and it was $9, but I went ahead and splurged since it was what I was longing for.
Jason said it was possibly the best Gyro he’d ever had, though it was small and served on a plate with a few pieces of lettuce (not enough to call it a salad) and two slices of potatoes. She brought my tabouli after my meal. It was delicious, truly the best I’ve ever had–all six bites of it. Seriously–six bites for $9! I left furious! So much for my sense of adventure. Adventure is much too expensive. Next time I’m…oh well next time I’d probably try it anyway!
We got home to four kids who wished we had stayed away longer. They were having way too much fun with Aunt Miriam. It was actually very hard for me to walk right in to all the ugly attitudes. My wonderful husband took over for me. He spent time with the kids and put them to bed. I am thankful that he is so patient with them! So that concluded our getaway. I’m already looking forward to the next one…if only it weren’t two years away!