Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beach and Ruths Chris

Slept in a bit this morning. Jenn's sun poisoning has returned with an evil vengeance, so she had taken some Benedryl last night to get the swelling to go down, and just didn't want to wake up in the morning.

We headed to the beach to meet everyone. Lyz has a cabana so that Delaney can be out of the sun, and Jenn shared it with Delaney today...aren't they cute? Two little beach bums sleeping the day away:

On the way home from the beach we stopped to take pictures of my dream house. I fell in love with it several years ago. It is for sale again. I want it. Maybe we can save up lots of money for next year and rent it.

I love the little tower on top:

When we got back to the hotel Jenn went lizard hunting:

All she caught was a tail.

After showers and primping we headed to our favorite restaurant, Ruths Chris. Mmmmmm. Jenn ordered a rib eye and shrimp with au grautin potatoes. I had the petite fillet and shrimp with broccoli au grautin. For dessert Jenn had the warm apple crumb tart, and I had the molten chocolate cake.

We ordered wine at the start of dinner, even though neither of us like the stuff. It just felt fancy and like the right thing to do to celebrate our anniversary. We asked the waitress to rec one for us. She suggested the Riesling, and we agreed to it. When she walked away we saw that the winery that makes it is called Fountain Bleu. Blue people. Meant to be. When she brought it to us, we thought it tasted pretty good, tasted like apple and honeydew melon. Did you catch that? Honeydew. The wine was meant to be. (After the first sip I didn't like it anymore...someday I'll learn that I just really don't like wine.)

Tomorrow we plan to head to the beach again. This is my kind of vacation. Sigh (a happy peaceful sigh.)


Mrs. Spit said...

Sending Hugs.

Tell me about Jen's evil sun poisoning. I got something strange in CA last year, and I'm wondering what it was. It had something to do with the sun.

Anonymous said...

i've so enjoyed following your vacation journey and living vicariously though ya'll this week! sounds amazing, i am totally jealous!

Teaberry said...

After a rather stressful morning at school, (my students have a HUGE project due today, and the rapid fire questioning about the whole thing wears me out after a while, not to mention the fact that they all had a doughnut this morning, yes 30 15 year olds on doughnuts) your beach pictures on Flickr about saved me this morning... Man, I wish I was there!

I, too, feel like sighing a contented sigh, just from looking at your pics!

By the way, the more I read your blog, the more I am convinced that if we lived in the same town, you two would probably be my partner's and my good buddies!

JamieD said...

I'm glad you had a great anniversary dinner. It sounds like someone (or a couple of someones) had a hand in picking out the wine.

Just looking out for their mommies . . .