Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fun Weekend in Jacksonville

Most of our weekends of late have involved us heading out of town and exploring new towns, new restaurants, and living the American dream by traveling along the open highway! While I love a good road trip, it was nice to have a chill weekend around home. We went to a going away party Friday night for friends that are moving back home to Indiana. As we were standing outside that evening I saw the cutest thing ever! One of the neighbor's dogs was pal-ing around with a tiny baby raccoon. It was like the dog was playing mommy to the little raccoon. Although, when the animal friends came close to us, I realized you don't want to risk one of the animals having rabies, so the guys shooed them away!

For dinner last night we went to one of our new favorite spots in Jacksonville: Mongolian House! I have always heard good things about this place, but Dustin and I didn't make it out to try the place until a week ago. The restaurant is a lot like hibachi-style, except that it is set up as a buffet. You grab an empty bowl and can fill it up with lo mein noodles, all sorts of fresh-cut veggies, and thinly sliced raw meat. At first the sound of raw meat totally sounded sketchy to me, but it looks like it might be frozen to keep it fresh and it tastes SOOO good. You use a ladle to choose your own combination of tasty sauces (I used the house and wine sauces together - yum!). Then their chef takes your bowl of goodies and cooks it on a giant grill using just a couple of sticks to push it around. You head back to your table with your yummy custom meal, and can even go up for seconds (if you have room).

I think this place will be our new go-to spot when we are craving Chinese/Japanese/etc. If you are in the Lejeune area and haven't checked this place out yet, you should go! I have already told my mom all about it, and when she comes in August, we are definitely going again!

Today is probably going to be spent heading to the pool and cleaning up around the house. Dustin has an 8-page paper due for one of his classes today, so there will be no fun for us :( It is a little hard to believe that summer is slipping right through my fingertips. Time to take advantage of these work-free days to clean the apartment, make a doctor's and dentist's appointment, and hit up 1, 2, or more like the 20 Zumba classes I could really use!


  1. I can't believe summer is almost over! Sounds like we have the same plans. I am actually heading to Zumba here in a little bit! I love it!

  2. That Mongolian House place sounds amazing! I will definitely have to check it out when I move back to Jville :)

  3. @ Navy Wife - Glad to find another Zumba lover! It is so much fun when I get there - the hardest part is getting myself out of the door!

    @ Kelsey - Yes! Definitely check them out when you are back in town. It's not as expensive as a typical Hibachi style restaurant so that's an extra bonus!


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