Monday, August 22, 2011

weekend update: August 19-21, 2011

This weekend was wonderful, mostly relaxing and awesome celebrating with Josh our 1 year anniversary! Again, I can't believe it's been a year already!!

Breakfast on Friday - Overnight French Toast Casserole + real maple syrup! (recipe coming this week)

Friday packed lunch/dinner - California BLT Sandwiches

Our hotel for Friday & Saturday

Niagara Falls, NY - the American Rapids

Our comfy room! (I was standing right next to the entry door)

We spent a lot of time site-seeing while riding around on the trolly. It was $2/person for all-day riding, so it was worth it!

Saturday early afternoon we went to the aquarium and spent a good amount of time there.

Josh made friends with the fishies.

This guy was looking right at me!

A swimming turtle!

Another one of Josh's new friends...

We stayed for a 30 minute sea lion show. This was Dina - she was almost 25 years old and very talented!!

Me as a penguin.

Riding the trolly to Goat Island.

Horseshoe Falls from the US side.

Dinner @ Top of the Falls restaurant. Kinda pricey (that was expected), but the food was pretty good, service was quick (we were there for an early dinner) and it was a nice view of the falls.

Anniversary dinner @ Wine on Third. Very cool place - not your every day eatery, you're paying for fresh food, presentation and atmosphere.

Their own sangria. Very tasty and in a HUGE glass.

Bread with dipping sauce of olive oil, balsamic reduction, pesto and asiago cheese. Delicious.

Josh's meal: NY Strip steak, veggies, baked potato and onion rings. A little disappointed they had NO steak sauce - it's not like the steak was cooked with a special sauce...

My meal - Blackened pork tenderloin (done medium well - and perfect), mashed potatoes, veggies and a demi-glaze. Absolutely delicious. I could have licked the plate clean (but used Josh's onion rings to mop the last of that delicious sauce up instead).

Chocolate lava cake with raspberry + white chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Delicious, though I would have liked more melty fudge in the middle.

Breakfast outside Sunday before we headed out. Forgot to get a picture of my food :(

Thanks for sticking through to the end - there were a lot of pictures!! We got back home around 3 on Sunday and spent the rest of the day playing Josh's video game "Heavy Rain." It's like one of those "Choose your own adventure" books where you make choices to dictate where the story goes and your decisions affect the ultimate outcome (people can die...etc).

Oh - and today I've been off! It's been nice lounging around - this weather is gorgeous and screaming jeans, scarves and light jackets (meaning: FALL!!!). Yeah, everyone in Erie is looking forward to fall today!


*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like fun. The Josh/Fish pictures are a riot!

cestlavie22 said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you guys had alot of fun!! I really like the Horshoe Falls pic- that is absolutely stunning!!

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

nice pics! lots of food! looks like you guys had fun! and booo to fall! i need more summer!!!

Kt said... Best Blogger Tips

I dont remember your plates? The ones your french toast is on,very cute from what I can see :)

Looks like fun!! I looove aquariums

I wish bed & breakfasty type places were more modern, I love the concept, but the styling...ehhhh...calm down on the floral patterns

Fashion Meets Food said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures and great food. Now I want to take a trip to the zoo. Love your blog!