Our weekend started out pretty typical. We had dinner Friday night at The Magnolia then spent the rest of the night watching Netflix. Seriously, I say it all the time but the kitchen sink cheesecake from The Mag is unbelievable! Saturday morning, we did our usual routine: brunch and almond milk lattes at Bodacious Brew and then walked around the Palafox Market.
I spent all day Saturday at the Junior League of Pensacola New Member Retreat. It was actually a great experience since I was able to meet a bunch of new people, including a Reddy Or Knot reader! (Hey Shannon!) At the end of the retreat, we had to complete a scavenger hunt around Pensacola. I am so competitive I had my group rushing all around town trying to get the pictures and get back to the Junior League office first. I was convinced we won and shocked when we got back and two groups were already back drinking champagne!
After the retreat, Rob and I met up with friends at The East Hill Yard for dinner and drinks. The Yard is a restaurant located in the bottom floor of the historic Old Sacred Heart Hospital, which was built in 1914. Rumor has it The Yard (and Ozone Pizza) are housed where the morgue used to located! Walking through the wide, spooky halls to the bathroom, I can totally believe it. (Let's be honest, I usually just avoid going to the bathroom there. I am such a chicken!) The Yard calls itself a "Wine and Taco Hospital" and is designed to feel like you are hanging out in your neighbor's backyard. There is live music most nights of the week, with tons of space outside. To sit outside, you just grab a couple of lawn chairs and pull them up to a picnic table. The weather cooled off once the sun went down and the four of us ended up staying long past dark, telling old stories, eating shrimp quesadillas and chunky guacamole. It ended up being a perfect, laid back night.
This morning I woke up and asked Rob if he could just stay in flight school forever. (I wish!) Do you ever have weekends that just make you feel so content that you don't want anything to change? I think I am already getting sentimental about the thought of leaving Pensacola in the future!