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Scenic 90s Cafe (Pensacola)

Scenic 90s Cafe (Pensacola)

Scenic 90s Cafe (Pensacola)

While in Pensacola, my husband, I decided to stop at the Scenic 90s cafe.  When we moved from Texas to New Jersey, we had lunch there previously.  Even though it was about three years ago, I remembered I enjoyed it.

Scenic 90s Cafe Atmosphere: A
The atmosphere of the Scenic 90s Cafe is everything you can picture in a diner.  The outside of the Scenic 90s Cafe is retro and shiny.  It looks like an old rail car.  The inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.  You couldn’t ask for a more picture-perfect diner.

Scenic 90s Cafe Coffee: A
The coffee was one of the best I’ve had in a while.  The waitress refilled it often, it was piping hot, and it tasted great.  I couldn’t have asked for better coffee. Scenic 90s cafe pensacola

Scenic 90s Cafe Service: A
The waitress was very pleasant.  She refilled our drinks quickly, and our food came out quickly too.  I was shocked because even though it was a Saturday at lunchtime, our food came out within 15 minutes.  You can’t beat that!

Scenic 90s Cafe Food: B
The Scenic 90s Cafe menu is smaller.  They have several omelet and breakfast options and a few different diner staples such as sandwiches and fried fish. Their menu is one single trifold versus 10-20 pages like many diners in NJ.

I chose the Cajun Omelet with a biscuit and fresh fruit.  The omelet had Crawfish tails, Andouille, onions, peppers, and Cajun seasoning.  It was spicy, and I enjoyed it.  The fruit cup was fresh, and it was apparent it didn’t come out of a can.

Scenic 90s cafe pensacola

Scenic 90 Cafe Cost: $
For my coffee and omelet, it was $13.  Most items on the menu are inexpensive and they have several specials as well.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Scenic 90s Cafe (Pensacola)?
I enjoyed the Scenic 90s Cafe, and I would go back.  The diner itself is very stereotypical and has everything you need in a diner.  The Scenic 90s Cafe is an excellent stop in Pensacola, and I highly recommend it.

Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Cost: $8-12
Overall: A

You can see all of the diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
Do you like Cajun food?
Have you ever been to Florida?

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Training Last Week: Mostly Boring with a 15k

Training Last Week: Mostly Boring with a 15k

For some reason, I struggled with writing this week’s recap more than usual.  My easy runs were just that, easy and boring.

Monday: 6 miles (8:40)
Tuesday: Workout
Wednesday: 5 miles easy
Thursday: 5 miles easy
Friday: 5 miles easy
Saturday: Double Bridges 15k (58:41)
Sunday: 60 minutes easy
Total: 51 miles

Tuesdays Workout:
3X400 meters
1X10 minutes (6:38 pace)
3X400 meters

The track was being used, so I found a piece of road and ran there. I felt as though I was still recovering from the Polar Bear 5k in Atlanta the weekend before, but I was happy with my effort.

Double Bridges 15k: (58:48) 6:18 pace
This was the only “exciting” aspect of training last week.  The Double Bridges 15k was a solid race effort for me.  It wasn’t a PR, as Broad Street’s pace last year was faster but it was fastest I’ve done since my ankle fracture. I will say, I’ve never been as cold as I was at a race start.

The weather changed overnight from the high 50s to 38 and windy at the start.  I barely made the start, and it wasn’t an exaggeration when I say I didn’t have a minute to spare.

The race itself was decent.  My legs never felt great and my calves actually felt stiff the entire race.  I’m happy with my performance, although I do feel as though I’m in better shape than the race shows.

Sunday’s easy run was my favorite.  I asked my husband if he wanted to take a running selfie post run.  Then when we went to actually do it, I promptly fell. As you can guess, I’m clumsy and that wasn’t a surprise.

Next week I’ll be running the Mercedes half marathon in Birmingham.  I ran the course preview last weekend, which was fun and I’m looking forward to running the race.

Running Related Post from the week:  January 2017 Training

Questions for you:
Have you run a 15k before?
I feel as though they are much more common in Upstate, NY.
How was your workout week?

Key West

I guess I’ll do honeymoon posts before the Wedding…because that makes complete sense right? Since professional photos take time, I want to wait for those before posting about the wedding.

I won’t recap every single thing from the Honeymoon because that would be another 10 days of posts.  For our honeymoon we decided to take a short trip to Key West followed by a 7 day cruise.  Together we spent about 10 days away.  We really enjoyed seeing many different places and areas.

Before boarding our cruise we decided to head down to Key West.  I’ve been to Key West twice (once on another cruise and once for a swim team training trip).  T had never been before!

We landed at Fort Lauderdale and drove the (close to 4 hours) south to Key West.  It was a really enjoyable and pretty drive.

We didn’t have any big plans in Key West and just enjoyed that.  We walked around and enjoyed various aspects of the area (from the glass bottom boat to the “Better than Sex Dessert Bar”).  We are both very laid back so we felt no pressure to have everything planned to the minute.  That isn’t our style at all.

The first order of business was to buy these t-shirts.


game over key west

Some other activities we enjoyed:

Watching Dolphins and creatures from our glass bottom boat

dolphins in key west

We went to several restaurants including the Banana Café (diner review to come)

Our favorite restaurant was the famous dessert and drink bar “Better than Sex”.  It only serves dessert and drinks.  Since we both have a huge sweet tooth we had to go.  Plus how can you not go to a restaurant titled Better than Sex?

We decided to order the “Cookie Nookie”.  It was a cookie cake topped with chocolate and caramel sauce as well as whipped cream.  It was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.

cookie nookie

I ordered a chocolate stout and T ordered the “Cream in my coffee”.  Both drinks were really good and came with a chocolate rim.  They melted chocolate and decorated the rim of the glass.

chocolate stout 1

 

Something we also enjoyed was the different areas to run.  When we first arrived to Florida, we were not used to the heat at all.  It was a struggle for us to get acclimated but once we did it made for great running.  I haven’t run in a sports bra in what seems like forever.  My favorite run was running to one of the local beaches and back, it was a beautiful view and a gorgeous run in general.  I am already wishing I was back.

running to beach

We also ran to the Southern Most Point of the US.  Whether you run there or not, it’s something you must visit while going to Key West.

southern most pointAs you can see, we had such a great time in Key West.  I really enjoy the area and it’s somewhere I really enjoy vacationing too.

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to Key West?

Have you ever been to a dessert bar?  

 

 

Driving Mile Musings (1850 miles)

After a week of being on the road, it is certainly nice to just sit and relax for a few days and not worry about driving.  As I said on the way to Texas, a driving recap is like a race recap.  You go for a certain amount of time, stop to eat, drink and use the restroom and keep on going.  So I’ll recap it like a training log except I have plenty of photos. The drive actually wasn’t bad because we stopped a lot along the way, made new friends, saw old friends and saw plenty of different sites.  In total we covered about 1850 miles and saw 9 different states (totaling 17 states this year).

A lot of these photos appeared on my instagram but I thought I would share anyways because I like to caption photos longer than my instagram hashtags.

In unproper blogging technique I had dinner at California Pizza kitchen last week with Stephanie and didn’t take any photos.  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I could see her before we left.

Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.

Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.

In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie.  (nicknamed Bloomz).  So much rain.

In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie. (nicknamed Bloomz). So much rain.

Stopping for a run in Houston.  This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I've had in a while.  It was pouring rain, windy and cold.  My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better...afterwords.

Stopping for a run in Houston. This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I’ve had in a while. It was pouring rain, windy and cold. My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better…afterwords.

Raw oysters in Pensacola.  Perfect.

Raw oysters in Pensacola. Perfect.

I like to pose with statues...because well who doesn't?

I like to pose with statues…because well who doesn’t?  “It’s for the blog…don’t worry about it”.  

Pit stop in Florida!

Pit stop in Florida!

Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.

Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.

Running in Florida was gorgeous.

Running in Florida was gorgeous.

I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom.  It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways.  The thing was this gas station didn't sell any coffee but did sell hookah.  WTF.  It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.

I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom. It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways. The thing was this gas station didn’t sell any coffee but did sell hookah. WTF. It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.

Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!

Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!

The best egg and smoked salmon sandwhich ever.  It was just so big I didn't even know how to eat it.  I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.

The best egg and smoked salmon sandwich ever. It was just so big I didn’t even know how to eat it. I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.

Touring the coke museum

Touring the coke museum

Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people...it's for the blog.  I need to look like I exist outside of running.

Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people…it’s for the blog. I need to look like I exist outside of running.

If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever.  I will miss it on the East coast!

If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever. I will miss it on the East coast!

Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).

Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).

My first real cold weather run.  I haven't run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.

My first real cold weather run. I haven’t run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.

I also ran with deer for about a mile.  The family of four was running parallel to me.   They eventually stopped and peeled off.

I also ran with deer for about a mile. The family of four was running parallel to me. They eventually stopped and peeled off.

 

And that is all I really have for real life adventures from traveling.  Though this is a lot of photos.  I had a great time full of good runs, eating and adventures.  (much like what vacation should be like).  I would say I’m happy to settle down into a routine but in reality I don’t have a routine until I officially move to New Jersey (sometime in Mid November).

Questions for you:

1. Do you like road trips?

2. What is your favorite cuisine?

I really like Greek food and sushi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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