We might be the Sisters Smart, but I fear we are also the Sisters Strange.
And she totally supported my decision to do a very unsafe U-turn in order to take a picture of (what we found to be hilarious) Talladega National Park. [“I’m all jacked up on Mountain Dew!]
And we BOTH ate leftover veggies from the night before with chopsticks in the car on the way back to Alabama.
Smart or strange, it really doesn’t matter, because we have a lot of fun.
After heading back to Tuscaloosa-–which involved a rather lengthy detour so I could stop at an Earthfare in Montgomery…only to find one in Birmingham two days later (oops;))–
she we decided she’d we’d had enough of my microwaved and toaster-ovened meals–
(One night I steamed broccoli in a metal colander. I neglected to take a photograph.)
Urban Standard was just the right mix of quirky, fun, and deliciously creative for the artsy athlete that is my sister, and the freaky foodie that is me.
I was drawn to the Urban Noodle Bowl (despite really wanting to taste the lemon ginger mint hummus) with udon noodles and a Thai BBQ vinaigrette sauce.
My request for a side of the hummus may have been denied, but they DID let me purchase a side of the Sweet Potato Edamame Salad.
The torrential downpours and flash flood alerts blowing up our phones made walking around downtown a less-than-tempting plan, but luckily for us, the real reason we were in the city was to tour the (incredible) Civil Rights Institute.
…followed by a movie that I had longed to see, and LOVED, was a perfect end to Sister Smart’s time with me in ‘Bama.
Even though I’m sure she was nervous as the clock ticked away and I was STILL wandering the aisles at Whole Foods, I got her to the airport on time.
So sad to say goodbye…but ready for my true adventure to begin!