We each got a lot of reading done. I also managed to leave the chair a few times to go for a swim in the lake, and again to park myself under the shoulder-massage fountains in the water spa. That counts as exercise, right?
Here's our porch site, after the first beer was served:
|The view from here|
|The view from there|
And here's a picture of Henry, who also spent the entire afternoon hanging out on the porch with us:
So... food and beverage report!
The menu was a little blurry, sorry -- probably because we'd already had the beer. :) The wine we ordered was Francis Coppola Merlot, Blue Label 2011, and it was delicious!
|Ragout of Bison and Lamb|
Whereas I had the Almond-Crusted Woolwich Goat Cheese with Sambuca Macerated Strawberries. Holy mother of God. If I were only allowed one dish for the rest of my life, this would be it!
|Heaven on a Plate|
Main course for Don was a Piccata-style Breast of Free Range Chicken, with Basil Pesto and Balsamic / Lemon Butter. He says it was really good. When I roll my eyes, he waxes a bit more poetic, but mostly it was really good and he ate every last scrap of it. I went off-menu for the vegetarian alternative, Ricotta-Basil Gnocchi with asparagus in a cream sauce, and topped with Parmesan -- low-fat, obviously! I did my best, because it was really good, but also super-rich, so I have some in our fridge for a snack later today!
Don went wild and crazy and did NOT have strawberries and whipped cream for dessert -- instead, he went for the Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch that our waiter, Deb, said she'd help finish if he couldn't. :) I also played the martyr and helped him out with a bite or two. I had tiramisu with strawberries and caramel drizzle -- which I had all to myself, because Don doesn't like tiramisu. So sad, too bad... We were good and just washed it down with a decaf.
We went up to our room, planning to just use the washroom and wash up before heading down to the patio for live music and perhaps a late-night beverage. But we started back into our books, and someone of the female persuasion might have started snoring after the first page... So much for being late-night rowdies! Hey, can you blame me, it was a really long and difficult day!!! ;)
Breakfast this morning was "the usual" for Don (scrambled eggs, peameal, toast and home fries), and I had Eggs Not-So-Benedict: with smoked salmon instead of peameal. Delicious!
I had to do a conference call after breakfast for the Katie Project, but now my work is done, and I'm not even going to transcribe the minutes until I get home! (Sorry, valuable planning committee who I love, but... suck it up.)
The rest of the day promises to be more of the same horrors of yesterday, with the added trauma of a couples massage this afternoon. It will be good to see Cindy and Sheryl again -- our shoulders and necks are looking forward to them as well!
And, lest you hate us completely, there is a cloud in the sky. It's a light and fluffy cloud, but we can pretend it's fierce and menacing if it makes you feel better. :)
Spoiled Rotten, we are!