Saturday, February 06, 2010

Babymoon #2 Day #1

Yesterday morning, Natasha and I left for a 3-day vacation; a babymoon! What is a babymoon? It's a vacation a few months before a new baby is born, to relax and get rested up before all the fun begins. This is our second and we highly recommend it to anyone having a new baby.

Charlotte is enjoying herself too! She's staying with Nathanael and Shelley, and it sounds like she's having a great time. Thanks so much for taking this on, guys!

We drove down to the Seattle area with a number of stops along the way (no need to rush), including outlets where we picked up a nice collection of clothes for Charlotte. Very little spending on the two of us so far!

Once we got settled in to our hotel, we decided to visit a restaurant we have heard of many times but haven't been able to try out: Claim Jumper! As expected, we started snapping photos when the food arrived, and we bring you these pictures.


Andrew with the zucchini sticks (in the restaurant!)


Andrew ordered the half chicken rotisserie

I decided to go with something basic for my first time and this was a tasty and hearty meal indeed. The baked potato was an excellent side dish for the chicken and was about twice the size of your average baker potato. I have to say though, Natasha's baked potatos, drizzled in olive oil, showered in sea salt, and baked to perfection, are even better.


The bread side-dish, a corn meal muffin


Natasha's meatloaf

Natasha also went for a hearty sounding meal, and this one hit the mark. Two slabs of meatloaf on a bed of mashed potatos with grilled veggies on the side, and a giant buttermilk biscuit.


Andrew and Natasha, ready to eat!

And to go, we ordered a 6-inch berry pie with a granola crumble on top which we shared back at the hotel.

After supper, we went over to the mall where we wandered around, picked up a case for Natasha's iPod Touch at the Apple Store, and a book for Charlotte at Borders.

We're having a great time so far and look forward to the next two days! Now it's time for Day #2, which we will report on later!

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7 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous e. said...

Beautiful Pics...as usual ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend !

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Susanna said...

The food looks great, as well as both of you!

I think Brian and I need to take a vacation too. The last time we didn't have any kids with us, was at a marriage banquet in 2008, for a few hours.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Great post! You guys know how to enjoy yourselves...that's for sure! Have fun for the next 2 days! Looking forward to more photos!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Glad to see you are having a great time! The weather sure is great for a mini-vacation!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sandi H said...

So glad you are enjoying yourselves. Enjoyed seeing the pics, Take lots more looking forward to seeing them :)

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Enjoyed the pictures! The food looks delicious, and you guys look great too!

Can't wait to see the next post!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Naomi said...

looks like you guys are having a great time!

3:02 AM  

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