The day began early for all of us and the kids are beyond pooped. With a 6 am wake-up and an early morning flight, their schedules are a little out of whack today. Nicholas, for the first time EVER, actually fell asleep during dinner tonight, as did The Girlfriend … before 7 pm! As I write this, he’s still snoring away on the bed next to me. Poor baby. He was funny on the plane today — the little TVs came down to play an episode of Reba over and over, and as soon as Nicholas saw the TV come down, the first words out of his mouth were, “Do they have Dora here?” Thank goodness they didn’t. Too funny.
We reach our first destination early tomorrow morning, and our only US stop. Here’s a few clues. The city is compact, about the size of New York’s Central Park. A President once lived in this town, an actress owns a restaurant there and a very popular author also lived there. The city is an island and only two miles long and four miles wide, with its signature drink being a Rum Runner. Although it can’t be said for many US cities, it is legal to drink alcohol (as long as its in a paper cup) on the streets of this city. First person in the comments section to correctly guess where we’re arriving tomorrow wins a cookbook. If no-one guesses correctly by the time I post tomorrow night, I’ll post some visual clues to help you along. Family members excluded! :)
In the meantime, the day today was definitely a lively one. With an hour of arriving where we are now, The Girlfriend had a time-out at the airport, Nicholas accidentally dumped a bowl of pasta on the floor,first fifteen minutes at a lounge netted one broken glass and full cocktail on the floor, topped off by a visit to the doctor for an infected toe. Whew! Hoping tomorrow’s a bit more relaxing!
No breakfast or lunch report, since they barely existed, but dinner was a Rustic Vidalia Onion Tart with Red Pepper Coulis (delicious!) and Stuffed Chicken Breakfast with Brie and Prosciutto. Nicholas got the cheesiest macaroni and cheese I’ve ever seen.
I love his expression in this picture; a little swim before dinner.
The Girlfriend Lending Moral Support at the Doctor (sorry for the fuzziness, but too cute not to post; just hoping it prints ok when we get home)
Rustic Vidalia Onion Tart with Red Pepper Coulis
The Cheesiest Mac and Cheese I’ve Ever Seen