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Driving from San Francisco airport to San Jose

Melanie and I had been talking about my insane craving for Falafel balls all week......it hit me before I picked her up at the airport. OMG! There is a Guy Fieri place he reviewed on his show, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives that is called Falafel's Drive in!  San Jose is not that far from San Francisco so let's do it!  :D

Picked her up and we headed straight for San Jose and the Falafel joint.  Thanks to assistance from my friend at work, we were pointed in the right direction finally (*giggles*) and on our way.  Melanie's cousin (Lee) who is also on TB (askmrlee) lives in the San Jose area so we called him and guess what, he happened to be on vacation this week! SWEET!  He met us over at Falafel's Drive In and OMG what a cool place.

Mmmmm...gyros and falafel balls
  It's a walk up joint and there was quite the line, at one point..probably 20-30 people deep.  Melanie and I had small gyro sandwiches and falafel balls on the side.  The prices were reasonable and the food was excellent! 

After lunch, we decided to go to Lee's and I could work from there and he and Melanie could catch up.  Melanie's cousin is awesome although he needs to update his profile on here..hint hint!  LOL.  We took a coffee break and I learned that Melanie is quite the little barista! She can froth milk like nobody's business!  We enjoyed a great cappuccino (with extra froth) and I managed to get quite a bit of work done until........my computer crashed.  LOL.  Oh boy, the blue screen of death emerged and yeah, not so much as even the Windows log on screen would come on!  Uuuuuugh.

Melanie and her cousin, Lee
  It was at this point we decided we should probably get on the road anyways since it was getting late and traffic should be dying down now. 

But wait, what?  Frozen yogurt?!?! In the words of Melissa919....."MEEELLLAAAANNNIEEEEEE".  Fortunately there happened to be a fro yo place near by and guess what...they had sugar free!! YEAH...this means my drive home would be with happy Melanie, not b*&chy Melanie. :-)  We stopped at this place called Willow Glen and instantly Mel whips out the camera when I spot the "no pictures/camera" sign.  Uuuuugh, they have a tart yogurt and my guess is they don't want pictures with the whole Pinkberry craze.  Whatever.  We were happy - this place is not by the ounce, you pick a size and they put the toppings on.

Yes, Sleeping Beauty with her phone on the shoulder..I should've called it and made her jump! LOL
  They have something really good though so I give them props - Wow Cow. 9 calories an ounce - no sugar, no dairy, no fat.  Ok, Melanie is redeeming herself a bit here on being a diet killer.  I had the chocolate peanut butter Wow Cow which was delicious!

Mel's got her frozen yogurt and off in the car we go.  I'd say we got about 45 minutes down the road when my trusty co-pilot reclines and knocks out.  We were stuck in pretty bad traffic through one area and she was fading fast.  "Wake me when there is something good to take pictures of," she says.  After about 2 hours we are nearing home and it's getting late.  Sleeping Beauty awakens, "What's for dinner?"  LOL.  We decide we will check out Guy Fieri's actual restaurant in Sacramento, Tex Wasabi's.......

PrissyT says:
I have not met Bitchy Mel. Hmmm...I don't think I want to! I love happy Mel!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
Melissa919 says:
Really Tracy??? How scary! I am soooo glad we stopped for ice cream before heading back to Vegas that one time. Imagine-Mel woulda gone nuts!!! OMG-how many times did you guys eat fro yo!?!?!?! I got like 4 pics at least and this one u werent even allowed to take pics!!!
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008
TRE69 says:
HAHAHAHAHA...WARNING...NEVER BE IN A CAR WITH BITCHY MEL!!!
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008
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Driving from San Francisco airport…
Driving from San Francisco airpor…
Mmmmm...gyros and falafel balls
Mmmmm...gyros and falafel balls
Melanie and her cousin, Lee
Melanie and her cousin, Lee
Yes, Sleeping Beauty with her phon…
Yes, Sleeping Beauty with her pho…
Welcome to Falafel
Welcome to Falafel
Enjoying my falafel balls
Enjoying my falafel balls
Melanie enjoying her falafel balls!
Melanie enjoying her falafel balls!
Melanie and her frothing abilities!
Melanie and her frothing abilities!
Look at those perfect shots
Look at those perfect shots
Melanies secrets exposed!
Melanie's secrets exposed!
The finished product (ok, I admit …
The finished product (ok, I admit…
Lees cool Starbucks mugs from Jap…
Lee's cool Starbucks mugs from Ja…
Melanie doing what Melanie does be…
Melanie doing what Melanie does b…
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