Fortunately, the sun came out, the temperature dropped, and we relocated our motor home to a nicer space in the park, allowing for a much more pleasant camping experience!
|Our view, when not obstructed by other RVs!|
We also did a bit of research, learned that Jacksonville Beach (half an hour east) would be more to our liking, so we made some time for exploration.
Wednesday night we took advantage of a wonderful Groupon offer, went to dinner at the Buddha Thai Bistro. (You know how much I love my spicy food!) They were recommended by Happy Cow, so I knew I'd find some veg-friendly options, but I looked up the menu beforehand just in case. I was thrilled to find a separate menu listing all of their vegan options, making my decision so much easier!
When we arrived we were immediately impressed by the modern yet cozy decor, charmed by the Halloween decorations mixed in with the abundance of Buddha statues.
I also enjoyed a lovely cocktail called Thai Love Potion, a mixture of vodka, cranberry and other deliciousness.
Alas, I have no personal pictures to share of my amazing Green Curry; the dim lighting at this point was perfect for romantic dining but not so much for food photos. I didn't want to ruin the moment or disturb fellow viewers with a flash, so you'll have to trust me on this: not only was this the best curry I've ever eaten, it was also the most beautiful! I've never seen this particular shade of green, just stunning. The presentation was so lovely, it was a shame to eat it! I snatched a photo from the restaurant website, wish you could see (and taste) it for yourselves!
|We sat right there...and here's the Green Curry I so enjoyed!|
Between the appetizers, generous entree and a bottle of wine, neither of us had room for dessert, so we forced ourselves away from the table with a promise that we will definitely return to Buddha Thai during our stay here!
Since Chip had to work Thursday night, we took the opportunity to explore beachside again, this time during the day. Our first stop was Joe's Crab Shack, located right on the beach.
While it was a lovely view, there is absolutely nothing veg-friendly on the menu so we had a drink and moved along.
|a shot of Crown Royal with a beer chaser for Chip|
Fortunately, there was a Mellow Mushroom just across the street. Since we had a nice experience at the location in Macon, I had high hopes for this one.
I was not disappointed!
From the funky decor...
|next time I want to sit in the Magic Bus!|
to the pleasant outdoor dining...
to the delicious veggie pizza and cold beer...
it was a a perfect lunch! I really hope they open a Mellow Mushroom in our area, think it would be quite welcome in Daytona Beach.
Today we pack up and head south for the weekend, looking forward to hugging my kids and cuddling my critters. We have a busy weekend planned so stick around for more tales!