Today I met my friend Angie halfway between where I live and where she lives. We haven’t seen each other in a couple years and I was so happy that we were both free today! She and I are friends from college. I missed her so much!!
We met at a shopping center called the Promenade where they have all of these great stores/shops and a couple great restaurants.
We got there right at the same time which was great and we did a little bit of shopping. Then we headed over to this great restaurant called The Red Stone American Grill. We sat outside because the weather was gorgeous and I think we got the best table in the place! We had a great appetizer and these awesome faltbread pizzas where we tried 2 varieties to share. Mmmmm they were good (I should have taken a photo – what was I thinking!)
Before were were leaving the table we took a couple of those “take your photo moments” (I love how the Canon Powershot A620 has the window that flips around so you can see yourself!).
Eventually our waitress saw us and offered to take a photo of us. 🙂
Such great smiling moments….until….the unthinkable happened…
We were walking through the restaurant to the restroom and I didn’t see that there was a step down (because the steps and tile floor were all the same black color)…and I took a nice nasty fall and twisted my ankle!
I’m talking I actually went down…shoe flying off and all…and I was hot with embarrassment!
I immediately paniced…I don’t like pain…
Jen + PAIN = VERY BAD!
The end result is that my ankle wasn’t broken because it never blew up or turned purple or anything like that. It just HURT VERY BAD! The 2 restaurant managers were SO nice! They were very accommodating to make sure I was comfortable (I know they hate when things like this happen in their restaurant but things happen!!) They got me ice, water, and were very calm dealing with me (and my anxiousness over pain). Eventually Angie had to leave and all I wanted to do was get home once I felt a little better so we got ready to leave. The manager gave me a new bag of ice, bottled water, and walked me to my car. I drove the hour home in PAIN but made it home safely. Now I’m just elevating it and icing it.
Before I left the manager was kind enough to give me a 50.00 gift card so I would come back again sometime. I would definitely go back – the food is great, the waitress and managers were wonderful and it’s a beautiful restaurant. They should have the stair marked w/ a yellow stripe or something but other than that it was an unfortunate accident that I am suffering for now (especially since I have a photo portrait job tomorrow morning and a College Greek Reunion tomorrow night).
If you are interested in feeling bad for me…here is my poor ankle getting some ice.
I hope you enjoy seeing my ugly toes!
Just pray it doesn’t effect me tomorrow when I have my portrait shoot and that I can go to my reunion.