A few days ago, after a long day at work, I finally got home around 8:30 pm. Despite the time, Austin and I decided to venture out to enjoy some late-night pancakes. Typically we would just go to the closet Kerbey Lane Cafe but we wanted to mix things up and go to Magnolia Café (which is honestly just Kerbey Lane, just a little more quirky).
Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr.
Our trek was going smoothly until we ran into traffic on the highway when we were only four stops away from our exit. Eventually we finally got off the highway and started making our way to Magnolia.
What we should’ve know was that a quirky local café would be packed by the time we made it there around 9pm. There was ONE parking spot available but it was too small for Austin’s car (not to mention the fact that the parking lot is literally at a solid 45 degree angle) so we had to move on.
We were already on the opposite side of town so we decided to find a Kerbey Lane Café closest to us and get pancakes there. So, Austin put it in his GPS and we were on our way…until about 15 minutes later when we were in the middle of a dark, cramped neighborhood when we realized the GPS was taking us literally to Kerbey Lane, the street.
At this point we were in a sketchy part of town so we made the decision to drive to the IHOP that was around the corner from our apartment complex…back on the other side of town. By the time we made it to IHOP it was easily 10pm, but the pancakes were good and that’s all we could ask for.
Despite our string of bad luck the evening was far from ruined. It was a spontaneous trip around town! Plus the whole time we were in the car hunting for pancakes we had many great conversations. I feel pretty lucky to have someone in my life who makes any time spent worth it, no matter how ridiculous the circumstances.