Thursday, June 28, 2007

Coconut Point - Day 2


Ahhh...what a day.

We slept in until 11:30. Priceless. :-) Then Larry got up and got me some hot tea and brought me breakfast in bed. After watching a movie in bed for a few hours we went to lunch. We found a place called Montana Grill. It was really good. A outdoor shopping mall was right there. Spent some time looking around but there was nothing we wanted, we were just checking stuff out for fun. Came back to Hyatt and I headed out to the adult pool - operative word here - adult. It was glorious. No splashing. No squealing. No kids, period. Nobody bumping into me in an inner tube. Nobody spilling drinks or dripping popsicles. It was completely quiet...everyone sitting on lounge chairs, reading books and others quietly swimming in the pool. Larry doesn't go out much due to his former skin cancer, but I go for a while when we go anywhere, while he reads or watches sports. We love being together but are content to be by ourselves for a little while too. So I had fun in the sun and he watched movies and checked out his sports pages on the internet and read the paper here.

After being out for a while I came in to shower and get ready for us to go out to dinner. I had made us reservations here at Hyatt but Larry went downstairs to check the place out just to make sure it was what we were looking for. He said although the food looked good, the place was so casual in the way people were dressed. People were in shorts and stuff. He just didn't think it was appropriate enough for something as momentous as a 20th anniversary. So, he canceled the reservation and asked the concierge to recommend something dressy...a little more upscale. She recommended a place called Chops which she said would be the best in the area for what we were desiring. Sure enough when we got there there were people walking in who were clearly on dates, and women were in "little black dresses" and the like. Yes, this was the right place. WOW. It was so good! Probably the best dinner I have had in years and great ambiance. We loved it. First, they had iced tea from The Republic of Tea. I love their tea. Someday I want to order a case online and just keep it for extra special occasions. I don't drink bottled teas as a rule except for theirs, which is just not available everywhere. It's so good. So I had one of those. Then we saw so much that we wanted...couldn't decide so we ended decided to actually share a meal but get some add ons to bring more variety. We started with a crabcake appetizer. They were some of the best I ever had - also had a special sauce over them which I normally wouldn't want but this...was incredible. They had bread they made there with "butter infused with olive oil". Yum. We then had a steak and added on an order of scallops. EXCELLENT. Baked potatoes, and then...the dessert. Larry had carrot cake and I had a piece of chocolate lava cake. To say we were stuffed...is an understatement. It was so awesome. Then we came back to sit on the balcony, and spend some time together. Today was a great day. The best part is...it's not over yet. The best is yet to come. :-)


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