Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
By far the best meal of our trip.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
1-Rib Roast. Alberta beef of course.
Potatoes, veggies, ingredients for yorkshire pudding and horse radish.
Eating on the road is getting old.
What I am finding is that Free internet is akin to dial up unless you can't sleep and chose to blog at 3:19am. So here goes:
On Tuesday we pulled into Vegas just in time to clean up, order the kids pizza and have a quick date before the show. We chose Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil, it was excellent! http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/mystere/default.aspx
Our date was comical on so many fronts. We basically had an hour and twenty minutes so we chose a Steak House in our hotel. Prices and even decor would indicate that we had chosen well. Instantly we are asked to have our photo taken. Ya ya, make it snappy! (hilarious, I know). Well, 3 poses and 6 photos later the woman leaves. Settle in to order and it turns out our waiter likes to chat up his clients. I mean, he had it down to a tee, coming back when he could afford the time to continue the tale in not one but two languages, ironically to show us how he thinks everyone should have perfect english before coming to America. Food arrives, OH JOY! As does the woman with our photos. The food and photos were equally poor. Pass on photos. Eat our meal that is perhaps one step up from cafeteria food, pay an insane bill and get the kids and head to the show. Date night fail. Thank goodness for Cirque!
The Hub's folks met us for this stop and we could not take in enough of the spectacular view!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On the way to San Francisco from Crescent City, I decided that waiting for the sun was senseless and that the kids MUST get in the ocean (they'd been itching to anyway) and with strict instructions to go in up to their knees, they gladly went!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Brenda sent us along with her FAMOUS homemade salsa:)
At Lake Crescent with Dawn and Brenda
Doesn't matter to the girls that it's glacier water...brrrrrrr! The boy stayed on the dock.
We have not had the best weather on our trip so far, but hanging with friends makes it much better.
Too cute! The girls hit it off instantly...it's so great, Dawn and I were in grade 8 when we met, and now our daughters have become fast friends. Dawn and Rob have three lovely daughters, and one awesome Auntie Brenda in their lives.
We enjoyed out brief stay in Port Angeles, but now it was time to move on. We drove 10 hours and arrived in NewPort last night. We know there are mountains and lovely scenery out there, but we can't see a lot of it for fog and rain. Also, it's a WINDY road...ugh...so carsick....I even got the hubs carsick while driving today! We offset it with great Adele and Linkin Park tunes....both albums play like a long and delightful story...much like the road we were driving!
Today we have arrived in Crescent City...the beginnings of the Redwood Trees and I am watching the kids burn energy in the pool, my ankle swell up and Stu nap through it all:)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
From there we proceeded to head to Horne Lake Caves. I was under the impression that we were signed up for a family friendly 1.5 hr, 1 cave spelunking experience only to discover upon arrival that the Hubs had different ideas, we have 3hr, 3 caves to go. AHHHHHHHH. I have NEVER wanted to spelunk. I do however like to expose the kids to a variety of activities, so off we go!