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Dinner with the Girls!

Every time I go Uptown, I end of traveling around in at least 5 circles. I sort of understand where I am and where I'm trying to go, but not fully.

For instance tonight I drove past the parking garage I was looking for at least 3 times because I though it was on the same block as the restaurant. It wasn't.

I think I might actually be parked where I first intended but honestly, I'm on Level 7 and came down an unmarked elevator and into an unmarked hall.  If I would have been attacked I'd have no idea where to have them search for the crime scene. Honestly I'm not even sure I'll be able to find my way back to my car!

I probably could have done valet but I don't want to tip someone to do what I can do on my own...but honestly I'm not sure I can even do this parking thing on my own.

Uptown, you drive me crazy with your one way streets, strange no left/no right turn rules, and overall elite attitude you exude.  However, I will continue to come (infrequently at most) because I refuse to be conquered!

Now off to a great dinner with the girls, who I'm sure didn't get as lost as I did, they never do! I've got to remember to drive with them next time!

Small in the main area, but so beautiful and elegant!
All in all, dinner was amazing.  We all had tragic stories of being lost and traveling around and around in circles before finding a place to park.  Only two of us found the right place to be validated - which was super sweet!  Great to see these girls, my definite best friends...just wish it was more often!  But ready to celebrate Devon's bday before July is out!  Off to bed after a tiring day, gotta get up early for the gym again!


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