April 3, 2012

over the weekend

This past weekend we enjoyed a visit from my parents! We had fun just spending time together! We also ventured out and tried new restaurants, three of them! Mom and I enjoyed a day shopping and window shopping in Little Rock while the boys (Dad, husband, and brother) had a grill out and 'man time' ha ha :) What a fun weekend! They left Monday morning, which always leaves me feeling a little sad. Sure wish we lived closer together! TC's parents are coming to town next weekend, so we have that to look forward to!

Cotham's Mercantile Restaurant used to be an old mercantile..as the name suggests. It's now a restaurant, but a lot of the old merchandise is still displayed in the restaurant and it's in the original, rather run-down, building. They are famous for their hubcap burger and were featured in Southern Living magazine! I enjoyed looking at the old thread and buttons!

On Saturday we walked around the campus of my alma mater, Harding University, and admired the pink, red, white, and fuchsia flower blossoms! My mom was especially excited about the flower blossoms {it's still too cool weather-wise for the majority of the flowers in IL to bloom}. We also drove to the small town of Pangburn, AR to enjoy some lunch at Southern Girls BBQ per my brother's request. He's a huge bbq ribs fan! Back in the day, I worked at a smokehouse/bbq restaurant that had awesome pulled pork...I was happy to find that this restaurant is right up there in comparison on the deliciousness scale! :)

On our shopping excursion, my mom and I lunched at this awesome restaurant called Big Orange, which was voted Arkansas' 'Best New Restaurant'.  It was hip and trendy...and had totally awesome food! We shared two delicious french fry varieties, Truffle-garlic-herb Fries and Sweet Potato Fries which are served with Mango-Curry Ketchup. The restaurant was packed, but we were still in and out of there in half an hour or so; the service was good too! Ah, it was a lovely weekend.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, how fun! I love when my parents come to visit :) Looks like you had a great time, pretty photos!


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