I’ve spent the past week in Jacksonville, FL. At first glance, that seems like a nice vacation. But, alas, it not vacation; it is work. Amy was really wanting to go to this trip but I found out kinda last minute and there was no way we could afford the price of that plane ticket. I really wanted both of them (Iliana and Amy) to go, but turns out, it’s good that they didn’t. You see, they wanted to go to the beach, which is only a few miles away from here. So, Amy was really jealous that I was going to be this close to the beach without her. I told her that it was no need to worry because I was going to be working all the time. Anyway, it has rained all week, so even if I had time and wanted to, I couldn’t go to the beach. And now, as we wrap up and are waiting to go to the airport, I’m looking out the window to a beautiful sunny day. Typical.
So, hopefully the flight back will go just fine. We fly out from Jacksonville to Atlanta and then to Little Rock.
Okay, so, here come the food reviews for Dustin. Lunch was provided each day at the office, so, once again, nothing to write home about.
Sticky Fingers – Great barbecue. I had a Half Slab & Half Pulled Pork. One word: Delicious. I’d have to give that meal a 8 out of 10 rating. The ribs were so tender that I could just pull the bones out of the meat. I topped them off with a Carolina Sweet Barbecue Sauce. A-MAZ-ING! I also tried a new beer called Yuengling. Really nice smooth beer.
Sneakers – This restaurant was right next to our hotel. Actually, it was the restaurant that provided room service for the hotel. I got a Smothered Burger (at least that’s what I think it was called) and Onion Rings. It was delicious. Or as Backpack on Dora the Explorer says, “Delicioso!” This night I tried out the Sam Adams Seasonal Summer Ale. Good smooth beer.
Sneakers – Went back to Sneakers and got the Western Burger with Onion Rings. Once again, a great burger. I went back to the Yuengling beer this night. Great place to go and watch the Olympics. Since it was a sports bar, there were TVs and projection screens everywhere.
River City Brewing Company – On this night, we had our company outing to celebrate the end of our 3 week Discovery Workshop. This restaurant was awesome! They really took care of us. They brought out a great appetizer tray that was full of broiled shrimp, coconut shrimp, crap cakes, breads, and some chicken. They had a their own brewery there (obviously) and I tried the Jack Light. It was really good. As you can tell, I’m more of a light beer kind of person. It sounds like I drink a lot, but the only reason I drank any was because I didn’t have to drive anywhere and it was an interesting beer. I usually only drink twice a year. Anyway, I ordered a House Salad to start with followed by the Prime Rib. Both were great. I finished it up with a scrumptious Bread Pudding. I was in pain by the end of the night.
Well, it’s Friday and I can’t wait to get back home. So, I’m about to pack it up and head out. See ya later.