We had a blast on our 'girls night out' last night...well, at least most of us did! Bets has a deep-seated aversion to cities, (I used to too, but I think that the inner-healing ministries I've been through have helped a lot, Bets - you ought to try it!!) so she was OK for the hour or so we were actually in the Tbar, but pretty much freaked out the whole ride down and back (which, admittedly, did have its scary moments); she did OK in our short walk around the city (we literally went around the block - but saw lots of really cool little cafes and bistro-type restaurants), so if she was freaking out internally then, she hid it really well. That's OK, Bets, we love you lots for who you are, and won't make you go to the city...at least not too often, anyway. :o) (You can check out Laura's post on the city here, and find Betsy's perspective in the comments!)
The tea was awesome...we all got something different and passed it around to all have a taste (yeah, I know that would freak some germaphobes out, but we're a tight-knit group...). Ang & Becky got something (I think an iced tea latte) that apparently the tea part tasted good, but when I took a sip all I got were the huge tapioca pearls that were floating around the bottom and it totally grossed me out!! As soon as I took a swig, 3 of these giant goo-balls shot into my mouth, and I had no choice other than to chew them up and swallow unless I wanted to make a big scene in this trendy little place, so I braved it and choked them down. It was a horrible experience. (I don't even eat tapioca pudding!!) Anway...Laura got some sort of iced tea, and Betsy and I opted for tea lattes. Bets had a Honeybee, which was "black tea infused with honey pollen, vanilla and carmel flavors". It was good, and Becky described the taste like "the milk left in your bowl after you eat Honeynut Cheerios"...which was pretty close. I liked it, but liked my choice even more... I got a Red Vanilla which was "rooibos infused with vanilla". Mmmm...
All in all, it was a night filled with tea and laughter - who could ask for anything more?!?
(Oh, and the outlet shopping during the day was pretty great too! My favorite outlet stores of the day were Bali and Yankee, and if you don't recognize those brand names, you're probably a man, so don't worry about it!!!)