Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Anniversary weekend!

Sunday, April 6th was our 6th anniversary! (...it was also Alex's birthday, but that's not important.) We decided to take advantage of the fact that it fell on a weekend and had a mini-celebration in Portland. I got up on Saturday morning and made the best french toast ever!

I baked it in a honey/maple/pecan sauce. Not only was it delicious, but it was also extremely pretty. I made Joe take a picture of it, along with the truffles and lilacs I got for him. I think he felt a little funny that I got him flowers and chocolates for our anniversary before he got any for me.

Saturday night we went downtown and stayed the night in a fun place called the Hotel DeLuxe. It's designed like a hotel that might be featured in an old movie, and there are photos from old golden era Hollywood movies all over the place. They also had a great bar that made some tasty drinks. Who knew that a rose-flavored drink could be so good?

Sunday, after searching forever for a place to eat breakfast that didn't require an hour long wait (did you know that Portlanders love going out for breakfast on the weekends? We found out the hard way...) we hit up the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, otherwise lovingly referred to as the OMSI.

My brother had gotten me a membership there for my birthday and I still hadn't gone, so we thought it was a perfect opportunity to go. We not only got 12 free passes to the Omnimax theater inside with our membership, but we also can go whenever we want for a year for free. AND we can take up to 2 adults and 8 kids with us each time! I told Joe we're gonna have to round up some children somewheres. Besides the great permanent exhibit, they were also having a great dinosaur exhibit that weekend and we saw some amazing fossils.

After leaving the exhibit we went home to bug Jingle, who was very happy to have a quiet weekend by herself.

1 comment:

Alex Fleisig said...

that hotel looks fun

they have a movie theatre in the hotel that shows old movies one night a week