Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Girls Day Out, Ending with the Cheesecake Factory

Last Saturday, two of my best friends and I went to Orlando for a girls day out. We hit up a huge outlet mall and did a little bit of shopping. We all agreed we just needed a break from everyday stress and got together for a day of shopping and catching up with one another!

Normally, we go to a big Prime Outlet mall in Ellenton, but this time, we decided to try a new Prime Outlet mall in Orlando. We were very impressed with it. The stores were high end and seemed to be bigger (space-wise) than the ones in Ellenton.

After shopping for about an hour or so, we decided it was time for lunch! I had never eaten at one of these places.....but heard it was delicious!

Look at these hot fried pieces of delight!!! YUM! I love french fries!
We ate our oh-so-delicious lunch, which went straight to my hips (and is beside the point) and continued on with our happy shopping trip. We enjoyed the great weather, and the even better sales and discounts for several more hours.

After we finished at the first outlet mall, we moved on down the road to the next one, and decided after going in a few stores, it wasn't going to be worth our time. It was now about 5:00 in the afternoon and we decided it was time to eat again. (you sensing a pattern here? Shop-Eat-Shop-Eat)

Scarlett used her navigation system and put us at the nearest mall--which happened to be the Mall of Millennia (sp?). Guess what's there?????

I had never been to a CF before and let me just tell was SO GOOD!

Mandi studying the menu deciding what to have for dinner......

We knew we wanted to save room for dessert, so we ordered regular meals, but only ate half!
Here's what we got....looks good huh? It was delicious! The portions were huge and it was really tasteful!

Whew! All that shopping and catching up made us hungry for some cheesecake! I don't know if you can see this picture good or not, but it's 2 pages of nothing but different types of cheesecakes!

We each wanted a different kind of cheesecake. I got a red-velvet cake cheesecake (which was 2 layers of red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, and 2 layers of cheesecake and whipped cream). Mandi got a pecan-pumpkin cheesecake (I think), and Scarlett got a chocolate layer cheesecake (or something similar to that!). DELICIOUS!! We each took most of that home too!

We always have so much fun together and enjoyed just spending a day "away". We're already planning our next trip!

Mandi and Scarlett, if you're reading this...I had a great day with you girls! I'm ready to go again!!

Until next time....



  1. 1) you know you're a nerd when you take pictures of all your food when you go out to eat HAHA

    2)Girl, the cheesecake factory is better than...mmmhhhmmmm... ok so maybe not, but it will do as a nice substitute lol I always get their Cashew Chicken YUMMY!!! Next time you go, try their chocolate cake. I swear it's the size of a large steak. It's just ridiculously massive. But GOOOOOOOOD!!! But don't ever get the Carrot Cake Cheesecake.. it's just wrong!!

    3)Love Five good!!!

    Now you've made me hungry!! lol

  2. That is my FAVORITE place--Cheesecake Factory!

  3. This post has made me very hungry!!! We just got a 5 guys in Savannah not long ago so I might be going there for lunch! Yum!!

  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Cheesecake Factory! It's right up there on the list of my favorites... 5 Guys is Yum, too!
    There's nothing like spending the day with your friends shopping & eating!!! :)

  5. I am so jealous! Looks like y'all had a great trip. Oh, the sales. I can hardly wait to get in some good time for Christmas shopping.

    Hope to see you Dec. 10!

  6. Wow Charon...looks like ya'll had a good time...and eating is right up more peoples alley than your's...the food makes my mouth water!

  7. If you like keylime pie, you'll love The Cheesecake Factory's KeyLime Cheesecake! I always get a slice of that to go when I visit there (and try something esle while I'm there). Another tip, split an appetizer and then you have plenty of room for dessert!


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