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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Friday Night in the Kawarthas

To celebrate our anniversary, Big Papa and I went up north for a bit of alone time.

We stopped in Peterborough and had lunch at one of our old faves, Hot Belly Mamas. I had a margarita and the brown sugar chicken. Papa had a Stella and the blackened catfish.

We went by the old house where we met and took a picture:

We went to an inn just north of Buckhorn. The setting was gorgeous:

Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate. We just got settled by the lake with our books and beers and the rain started. We made the most of it though—we spied a covered hot tub, so we dashed into it just in time for an excellent thunderstorm. We relaxed in the jets and listened to the booming thunder and the sound of hail (yes, hail!) pinging off the deck.

After the storm, the sun came out for about half and hour; we took advantage and jumped into the lake for a swim. We swam out to a nearby raft and pulled ourselves up. I stretched my arms, feeling good and relaxed—until BP giggled and pointed at my right breast, which was hanging out of my swimsuit. Damn you, cheap old navy swimsuit.

After our swim, we had wine and cheese on the deck overlooking the water. Then, a long nap before a huge dinner of: potato and leek soup, spinach salad, escargot, pickerel, and chocolate mousse (my favourite) for dessert. It was all very tasty but way too much food. We weren’t up to anything, um, athletic for a couple of hours after that.

The next morning the weather was shit, and we missed Jane so we came home right away.

A night away sure is nice, but one night is definitely enough.


Sunday we took Cakes to Taste of Toronto festival at Metro Hall. We had a very nice time. We listened to live jazz and gorged ourselves on oysters, dumplings, shrimp rolls, and butter chicken. Cakes ate most of our nan, leaving us with a disproportionate amount of sauce. It was a great way to sample the entertainment district fare, and inexpensive too. Next time we just need to remember to buy extra food for our little eating machine.



Blogger crazymumma said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a wonderful and very tasty time. Boobs take on a life of their own after kids....

10:22 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Ahhhh. Lovely. Despite the rain it sounded like a good anniversary!

10:40 AM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

beautiful spot; glad you had fun despite the rain.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

You're pictures are great! looks fantastic!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I'm salivating. That food sounds yummy. Glad to hear you had such a great anniversary away from your little one.

Also, note to self: no Old Navy swimsuits. ;)

1:39 PM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Sounds WONDERFUL! I'm so jealous. Someday I'll leave my children overnight to do something other than HAVE ANOTHER ONE.

2:48 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

Wow, what a nice time. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for posting them. All that food sounds tres delish.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous something blue said...

Love the photos and that the food is a very defining element of the celebrations!

It is crazy how much little babes can eat. I've had to learn the hard way to order extra food or I'll end up hungry.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Sounds like a great anniversary. Great food and a trip down memory lane. An outdoor hot tub is just amazing.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Girl con Queso said...

Looks like a great vacation!

1:43 AM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

sounds like a great time,
and brown sugar chicken...yum..
happy anniversary!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a really relaxing time. Jealous much! ;)

Happy Anniversary!

11:10 PM  
Blogger creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

How fun

Reading this really makes me want to go on vacation now

2:25 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

Oh I love the Kawartha's. Love it there.

Looks like a great time.

9:20 AM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Sounds like heaven! I love Hot Belly Mama's... my brother lives in P'boro and has made many beautiful paintings of the Buckhorn area.

11:50 AM  

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