Welcome back! I hope you guys have enjoyed hearing of our Disney vacation. This week has gone by fast, way too fast, but has been a fantastic time! I don’t look forward to heading back to the ‘real world’ at all and am flat out dreading work on Monday.
When I left off before, the full Silva Clan, Florida branch, was heading to Smokey Bones to enjoy an end of vacation meal together. I know I’ve said this before, and no I’m not saying this only because they are reading, I truly mean it – I love it when all of us are together. My husband’s family is a joy to be around and are all over great people. I have the best in-laws, ever.
Anyways, so we head over to the Smokey Bones near the restaurant to dine on barbecued animal carcasses. It didn’t take us too long to get a table, considering how big our party was. And it seemed we were in for a treat – live entertainment! For a few minutes I feared they were setting up for karaoke, but it turned out there was a guy from New York serenading us with his guitar a couple of feet from our table. At one point my nephew volunteered to assist the guy on the maracas, and it was pretty neat.
We were about two-thirds into our meal when I glanced down the table to check on Mini Me, and found her with her head on the table, fast asleep. This kid can go 100 miles an hour it seems, but even she has a limit. I’ll admit, I was a little jealous I couldn’t get away with doing the same.
Want to know the real reason we go to Smokey Bones? Cinnamon donuts. My father-in-law LOVES them, and you can’t go to Smokey Bones without ordering a bag of sweet cinnamon-y goodness. I was trying to go easy on the fattening foods during the week, but even I couldn’t resist having a couple. And with their chocolate dipping sauce – yum!
Afterward we headed back to the hotel after a long day, but for Rich and I, there was to be no rest for the wicked. We quickly showered, changed and headed out for the evening to visit the SomaCow Media Network studio!
There are four shows that the SomaCow Media Network produces: SomaCow, the flagship show on Friday nights, Prime Time Geek on Saturdays, Just Push Play on Mondays, and ComaSow a show where Jen and Geoff review Indy music that is sent to them, on Wednesdays. They are all great shows and I recommend you check them out if you haven’t yet. They are available on Itunes, or you can click their links for more information on each show and what they have to offer.
I’m kind of disappointed we were not able to make it to the studio earlier so Rich could sit in during SomaCow, but the fact that we were able to hang out with them after the show was awesome. I finally got to meet the prestigious Mr. J Walker of NewsBomb fame, and we were able to enjoy some adult time during our vacation. Hanging out with Geoff, Jen, Mickey, J, Ross and little Rowan was a blast, and J makes some damn good martinis and fruity cocktails. It made me wish we lived closer to Orlando so we could visit with them more, but I’m content with chatting with Jen while listening to the live shows for now.
Speaking of SomaCow Media Network – they are hosting a charity event called Cure for the Run on August 22 in Downtown Orlando to support the Rock for Hunger campaign. I will be putting up the information for the event in a couple of days, so please don’t forget to check back for details. They are giving back to their community, something we should all think about doing.
It was late when we made it back to the hotel after our visit and I think we finally got to sleep around 4am. Tomorrow is our last day in Orlando, and there are still a few more things we’d like to get to before home sweet home.
Until then, ciao peoples.