Like it wasn't great enough to have a four-day weekend, I got to meet up with two of my best friends for a lunch at Spanky's Restaurant in Pooler, Georgia on Sunday. We haven't seen each other in a while and Spanky's is one of our favorite places to get together. Normally, it's a "girls only" affair, but I decided to bring my older son along while my husband ran errands with our younger son. Sometimes, a "divide and conquer" gameplan is the best approach for children who like to argue with each other all the time. Besides, my son has known these ladies since he was born. He likes to tag along.
Chris, Julia, and I were going to need an appetizer because we had two hours of girl talk ahead of us. We always order the same appetizer every time we come here - the fried vegetable platter. It's full of battered and fried broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and squash. We slather it in ranch dressing because we're healthy like that.
It's very rare that I get to have a two-hour leisurely lunch with my girlfriends. There was a lot of catching up, laughter, and counseling. I love to inflict my wisdom on these two. I miss working with these two ladies when we could gather together on a regular basis. We've gone our separate ways since meeting in 1999, but each time we get together, it's like no time has passed at all. Of course, a platter of fried veggies and a basket of fingers and spuds are always good conversation starters. I hope you all have friendships like that.
Spanky's of Pooler is located at 1221 U.S. Highway 80 E, Pooler, GA 31322. To view the menu, visit Spanky's of River Street.