Church Street is awesome.
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November 17th, 2007 – by: smhirsch
Penny Cluse has AWESOME fresh squeezed juices and our waitress brought out samples so we could decide what we wanted.
Anyway, foodwise, the Penny Cluse Cafe has HUGE portions. We started off with something like loaded fries, except they were home fries and there were a ton of them. Then on to our actual meals (even though we were already basically full at that point.) I got two eggs, bacon and gingerbread pancakes for around $6...and I had trouble finishing it all. I did eat everything that was on my plate, however, because it was amazing. The gingerbread pancakes had just enough gingerbread taste to them and weren't too sweet or anything and the bacon was crispy but light and really good.
After eating way too much, we headed out to walk around Church Street. Since I had never been to Burlington before, I thought this was awesome. Church Street is kind of like the Ithaca Commons in Downtown Ithaca, NY...except bigger and with a greater variety of stores. We decided it was time to start holiday shopping...so went to a toystore, where we got some board games and random presents for people. We went into a candy shop, and art supply store, a few card shops and a kitchen supply store. I ended up buying presents for just about everyone that I want to get things for. Eli bought me the best tasting kettle corn I have ever had from a vendor in the center of Church Street.
Now the entire time we were walking up and down doing some shopping, we kept seeing the little kids' train pass us, doing it's loop in the center of the street. I have a weakness for riding things like that...so I convinced my cousins that we had to do it, paid the $1 charge for each of us, and then we hopped in. We were a little squished but it was actually really cozy and pretty comfortable. (And we, of course, had to get our picture taken...by the conductor.)
Tamara, who had had knee surgery a few weeks ago, couldn't do all the walking we were doing, so she went over to a market to do some shopping and sit down somewhere warm.
After Tamara and Eli took off, Auri and I met up with two of her friends and we went out to dinner. We went to a Thai place called Parima. It was sooo good, I couldn't believe it. We all started off with drinks...and we all got the same thing. It was like a milkshake piña colada...with Ben & Jerry's ice cream, coconut, pineapple and some sort of coconut liquor. On top there was a chocolate syrup star and a piece of orange.
Afterwards, Auri and I just went back to her place and played some games and caught up. It was a good day.
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