We started by having lunch at Midland Bistro. I decided that we should visit a locally owned business (in a neighboring city) that we had never visited. Such a great choice.
Mom got a slice of Hawaiian quiche, a side salad, and a cup of roasted corn chowder.
I opted for the half and half combo: half of a Carolina Reuben and a cup of the roasted corn chowder. The Carolina Reuben is a panini style sandwich consisting of smoked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, green tomato chutney, 1000 Island dressing, served on honey berry wheat. And guess what? The bread is freshly baked from a local bakery.
It was sooo sooo good!
After we ate, we visited the art gallery next door and admired the artwork. Then we bought three cards with prints from local artists. That was more affordable than the larger paintings.
After staying there a bit, mom and I went to a local cupcakery called CCups. I love that shop because the owner is a breast cancer survivor and the proceeds go to breast cancer awareness. They also take up donations for underinsured breast cancer patients. All the cupcakes there are baked daily and you never know what flavors they will have. I purchased three for us: key lime, chocolate, and red velvet. Mom picked the key lime and chocolate (the chocolate surprised me, that's something I normally would pick). I think mom was also impressed at the cupcakes because they reminded her of her beloved tv show, Cupcake Wars.
Then we went shopping and mom surprised me with some clothes for school! I thought the coupon she was saving was for her. Love that woman. :-)
Happy Birthday, Mom.