|I like the balance of the off-kilter shelves and the "bird cage"|
|This is a cute way to show off photos (and change them out easily).|
|I had a nice Cranberry Walnut Salad with mixed greens, plus some nicely cooked veggies. |
My friends like the Swedish Meatballs, and they all shared the desserts, which they said were fabulous.
After lunch we hit the "Marketplace" to pick up the items we all liked. We all found several things, but the big spender was Cheryl, whose purchases included a bed frame, artwork, wine glasses, decorative pieces, and more. By the time we finally got out of IKEA it was nearly 5pm! We hightailed it over to Cincinnati Premium Outlets, with only 2 hours to shop. We started together at The North Face Outlet together, then split up. We all found some good deals and shopped until the stores closed.
After a long day of shopping we were all hungry, so we stopped for dinner at Ruby Tuesday before heading home. I had steamed veggies and the salad bar (called the Farmers Market), while several others had burgers, and Annette had seafood. The burgers were liked, but Annette's seafood was overcooked, as were my veggies. In addition, the salad bar has gone downhill because it has fewer toppings in general, and some of my favorites were gone altogether (like garbanzo beans).
|Cara's "Farmers Market" veggies at Ruby Tuesday|
(lots of butter on the squash and green beans, but no apparent seasoning on the broccoli)