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Afternoon Break From Finals
Treat in Between
School finals are a real chore when it comes to High School because they last a whole week. My daughter looked wiped out after another day at the intense ritual. This time she tried to master the insight of Chemistry.
I wanted to brighten her afternoon before she took another crack at studying for her next finals the following day. We stopped off at Meet & Eat to get an espresso for me (I wanted a treat, too) and steamed flavored milk for her. Grateful for the parking lot being small and full because it offered a chance to park some distance away and take a refreshing walk through the tiny park nearby, I don't even think the little greenery has a name.
We noticed a piece of art work that used to be located at the now stripped Downtown Plaza. We figured it was removed from its former location for the new Golden One Arena. I must admit the art is a nice piece of work, but looks out of place like it did at the plaza, because my daughter and I agree that it belongs on a campus like City College, which is about 100 yards away.
Eye-candy greeted us as we walked into the restaurant with his nice biceps, tone abs and a pleasurable dimple when he smiled, which was all the time. I think he lifted my daughter's spirits a bit because she smiled as we sat at the spacious cafe bar, lest truly more for the beer crowd. Looking around the place, it wasn't too busy for a late lunch, and my daughter commented, "It looks like one of the restaurants we've been to in San Francisco." I think she was vying for a trip to the Bay Area after Finals Week.
Take a Walk
We looked at the menu as we waited to order our drinks. The menu looked simple with a wide selection of hamburgers from turkey to classic. The menu continued with sandwiches, salads, soup and a huge list of beers on tap and a small wine selection. Even breakfast looked appetizing with smoked salmon breakfast tacos and Temple Coffee.
As my daughter and I placed our order and waited, the bartender returned and said they were out of caramel syrup, and my daughter changed her choice to vanilla. The espresso was good, and my daughter's steamed milk was tasty.
Smile on Her Face
Walking back to the car with a smile that reached her eyes, I knew a stop at a local place before tackling her next study session would do my daughter good. At the end of the week, she had predominately an "A" on every final, so I'd say "Yes!"