Today Bob and Steve went to their convention. I slept in, then went to breakfast in the hotel cafe with Nancy and Amanda, did laundry, relaxed.
Around 2 pm we ventured out to find North End Cafe (I think that was the name of it) in the Frankfort Ave. area. It was the first time I had ever used GPS, so I didn't trust the directions it gave me. Well...I should have listened to it. As soon as we got on the freeway that looked most direct, the GPS guy said, "Severe traffic ahead, recalculating." But he never gave a new route. We sat in construction traffic that was at the intersection of three freeways for at least 1/2 hr. It should have taken us 10-15 minutes.
We found the restaurant which was very good. I had yellow curry (cooked with carrots, red peppers, broccoli, summer squash and spinach) over basmati rice. Nancy ordered Soba noodle salad with salmon and Amanda tried the tuna salad sandwich. Amanda didn't like her sandwich so she ate most of Nancy's salmon, then we ordered goat cheese ravioli for her, which she liked just fine. The tuna salad sandwich was boxed up and we took it to the hotel for Steve, her dad.
Heading back to our hotel from the restaurant we were in Louisville's rush hour traffic, made a wrong turn (because we had a very short distance to go from one freeway to another and couldn't get over in time), and ended up in downtown during rush hour. Driving in Louisville is scary. Some people drive super fast then cut in on you, almost hitting your bumper. Plus, they honk a lot!
After Nancy, Amanda and I spent time at the hotel, Bob and Steve returned from the convention and were hungry. They wanted to drive downtown to see the city, which we did. As we were driving down the street looking for a place for dinner, I saw Third Avenue Cafe which looked very cute and like it might be good for dinner.
We parked and went in. Once we looked at the menu we knew we were meant to eat there. Nancy and Steve like vegetarian food and the menu had vegan selections and regular food.
We found out that food we expect to be prepared one way isn't the same in other places. Nancy and I ordered spring rolls which we thought wouldn't be deep fried, but they were. Bob ordered a curry dish, but when he got it, it was actually teriyaki. Weird. The salads were excellent as were the desserts.
For dessert, Bob and Nancy had key lime pie, Steve had a dreamsicle cupcake, and Amanda and I had a flourless chocolate torte which was like a chocolate truffle with chocolate ganache shell. Amanda and I were extremely happy with our choices.
End of day, back to hotel.