Binks and I have been married for 2 years. Our anniversary was a couple of days ago. The San Fran to San Diego road trip was in celebration for our anniversary. But, what did we do the day of?
You would think (on a work day), we would go to a nice dinner here in Dallas – a city known for and full of beautiful and lovely restaurants. But, where did we go on the day of?
To my friend Wendy’s house. Have you met her?
No, I just don’t crave fast food to where it’s considered my special meals.
‘Tis a story similar to this.
When we got married, we had an outside caterer – Indian food, of course. The plan was that the hotel and/or caterer were to save two plates of food for us to enjoy once the wedding was done and we went back to our room.
As expected, no one remembered, and we had nothing to eat. You would think that one would not think about food on the wedding night after such a fabulous party. After not eating for 8 hours and lots of drinking until 1 a.m., eating was absolutely the first thing on my mind.
We drove around for some special late night eats but only ran across a Wendy’s. Hungry can’t be picky. And really, I’m not a food snob. I ate Wendy’s at least once a week when I was in college because it was conveniently placed in the student union.
We drove to the drive-thru window. Me, being the ecstatic new-bride I was, was yelling to the Wendy’s employee, “I just got married and this is our wedding meal!” It wasn’t my classiest bride moment. Needless to say the employee just looked at me like I was nuts. I don’t blame her. I had on a sari (not a dress) and of course, the obvious – I was screaming.
Binks and I ordered, took the food to our room and ate on our hotel room balcony overlooking the Las Colinas lake. We had chocolate covered strawberries for dessert – courtesy of the hotel.
It was a beautiful night.
And our anniversary lunch was eaten at work, but was spent talking about our past two years and the three years before that. Some good. Some bad. All worth it.
Have you been to Wendy’s house? What are your anniversary or special occasion traditions with your loved one(s)?