After four days of intense cuddling with Ophelia in Atlanta (she stays there while I am abroad), I finally drove south to Tampa for my home-cation. It has been so nice to come home. But it’s also weird. I don’t know how to describe it other than everything feels different yet exactly the same. Anyone else ever spend a long time away from home and experienced this sensation?
Unfortunately, one cannot live on breakfast alone (or maybe you can?), so I also have a list of my favorite bars and restaurants I want to enjoy. Topping that list are Datz and Fresh Kitchen. Datz serves a modern take on southern comfort food and Fresh Kitchen manages to make brussels sprouts taste like a treat. We have also hit up happy hour at our local speakeasy, Ciro’s, which offers an array of delicious cocktails, 1920s decor, and even requires a password to enter. And of course, after a couple of cocktails, we can’t pass up a game of giant Jenga at Yard of Ale.
To offset all of this eating (#nodietsonvacation) I am hitting up my favorite work out class, which I have missed terribly – Body Attack at the YMCA. While I like to walk/jog and hike in Florence, I definitely have not kept up the fitness level I had before departure. And I really felt all that pasta and wine when I tried to go back lol. But I made it and plan on going as many times I can while I am in town because it is the best workout I have ever experienced.