WIAW: Anniversary Celebrations
Posted on November 12, 2014 | By firstname.lastname@example.org | 36 responses
As promised, I’m back to share our anniversary weekend activities! And since there was lots of food involved (isn’t there always?) I figured I would link up with Jenn for a WIAW post.
On Saturday we drove down to Annapolis to grab lunch and spend a few hours exploring the city. We had only been there once (to run a race) and its only about 40 minutes from Baltimore so we figured it would be something different to do. We got there around 12:30 and parked about a mile from the harbor area, so once we made our way to the strip of restaurants and stores we were ready for lunch.
We found a cute place called “Dry 85” and it was just what we were looking for. I asked the bartender to recommend a beer that was lighter but still flavorful and she suggested Burley Oak Flower Power. It was exactly what I was looking for.
I ordered the house salad and added on steak.
Rob got a burger with pulled pork and bacon it. Yes that included a beef burger, pulled pork AND bacon in one sandwich. It was pretty ridiculous but you can’t even tell from the picture.
After lunch we walked around to a bunch of the stores. We hoped to buy a few Christmas gifts but didn’t really see anything. We did get an ornament for our tree (we try to get one whenever we go somewhere).
We couldn’t resist going into the Annapolis Running Shop!
After some walking around and shopping we happened to come across a Starbucks, so I got my first red cup of the season! I also had a free drink from my birthday last month.
We walked to the water and took some pictures before heading home.
On Saturday night we went to Ruth Chris for dinner. We haven’t been there in about 6 years so it was a nice change!
There was a variety of breads brought to the table; I stuck with the basics.
We started with a caesar salad and calamari. Both were really good, but portions were huge! (This is just what I put on my bread plate)
Of course I went with a steak for dinner- I mean we were at a steakhouse after all! I got the petit filet which was still 8 oz. But don’t worry, I finished it:)
We got the potatoes au gratin as our side to share, at Rob’s request. We wanted to get something that we never make at home.
We decided to pass on dessert because we were pretty full, plus no dessert can really compare to Fleming’s chocolate molten lava cake.
After dinner we walked to the Marriott Waterfront Hotel where our wedding was held two years ago. We did the same thing last year- grabbed a drink at the bar after dinner. They had remodeled the restaurant and bar area quite a bit and the layout was completely different! It was still fun to go back to the place where we had our wedding.
I was going to share our food from Sunday also, but it was far less exciting and this post is already long enough!
Have you ever been to Annapolis, MD?
How do you like to celebrate special occasions?
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