What redeemed Saturday, though, at least for the time we were driving around town - you guessed it, shopping some more – was this… my new favorite place in the world:
We got some truffles to go, too… chocolate with lavender, or maybe a little Hawaiian sea salt, one with agave. I have no idea if any of them will taste good, but I got the least weird of the bunch, I think. We skipped the ones that had anchovy on top (I guess it’s the same theory as the sea salt), but we did branch out a bit. Plus, they look pretty!
Anyway, if I hadn’t gone anywhere else for the whole weekend, I would’ve been happy to just go there!
Of course, we didn’t stop there – and my other favorite part of the weekend was our fancy dinner at the Crow’s Nest on the 20th floor of our hotel. The sky started to clear while we were eating, so we got a bit of a view of the mountains breaking through the clouds. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring the camera (because somehow the giant backpack I generally tote it around in was not exactly the accessory I was going for with my outfit for the evening) so there are no pictures. But, take my word for it – the view was second only to the food, which was FANTASTIC! And, in a weird twist of events, Jason had the scallops and I ordered the rabbit. I’m pretty sure the earth didn’t stop spinning, but it was an odd turn of events!
Sunday was an exciting day of ordering deck supplies from Lowe’s to be BushMailed, along with just wishing we could head home! It was a great weekend, but we were ready to get home. You can really only do so much shopping and eating! Besides, when I got home (after a very sporty landing!), there were birthday serenades on the answering machine, and a hefty piece of chocolate cake waiting to be eaten! Oh, and Jason wanted to try out the new game for the Wii - yes, that's him playing Super Mario Kart at 11pm! Crazy kid!
So that’s all the latest from Alaska… I know I shouldn’t be surprised that it snowed over my birthday weekend, but, I guess a small part of me is. I mean, seriously – the end of April?!?! *Sigh* The weekend away was wonderful, though, and just what I need to get me through the last of the winter! (At least it better be the last of it!)