How as your Memorial Day weekend? Hopefully safe, fun, and a little (or very) relaxing. It was an eventful one here.
My mom and dad drove down from Alabama for a visit. They arrived Friday afternoon after running into some major traffic on the way.
We all tried something new together: Top Golf! It’s a driving range with a twist.
The objective is to hit your golf balls into one of the targets in the ground. The further the target and closer to the center your ball lands, the more points you get. All the balls are microchipped to know exactly where they land in the target.
The pits look huge, but let me tell you…they’re easy to miss. You’d think we never hit a golf ball in our lives!!
Correction: You’d think I never hit a golf ball in my life. Everyone else did really well.
Waiters came by to take our food and drink orders while we played. We snacked on a quesadilla and hummus plate.
I heard the food was great and was not disappointed. Good times all around!
We went to Ted’s Montana Grill afterward. They mainly serve burgers, so that’s what we got. I went with the swiss and mushroom bison burger with a side of Parmesan broccoli.
Delicious burger, but the mushrooms made it soggy. I got halfway through before having to eat it with a fork.
Saturday was a busy day. Marcus had duty so my parents and I ventured the town together. First stop was the Riverside Arts Market.
Jacksonville hosts the market every Saturday throughout the year. Hundreds of art and food vendors set up under the bridge. There’s also great food and live music.
We enjoyed the music while eating lunch. I had buffalo chicken panini and grilled asparagus. Spicy and hit the spot!
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival was also going on just a few blocks away. The festival consisted of more art vendors and 3 big stages spread out over 15 blocks downtown.
It was hot so we chose to sit by a stage near the most shade.
Mom and I walked through a nearby candy shop, Sweet Pete’s. Marcus and I have been there before for dinner. And no, we didn’t have candy for dinner…they have incredible food as well!
They also host a variety of candy making classes all week. It’s a fun place for kids and the kids-at-heart.
We wandered the 3 stories of Sweet Pete’s. On the first floor, the chocolate display and restaurant. Second, rooms decorated to make Willy Wonka proud. There’s also a cupcake and ice cream parlor. The third floor is reserved for private parties, the candy making classes, and tours of the factory.
The whole place is playful and full of candy…what more could you ask for?
The rest of the weekend was spent baby shopping (and picking out our crib!), cooking out, and enjoying each other’s company. It was an amazing weekend that went by much too quickly, as usual.
Talk to you soon,
Question: How did you spend your weekend?