Sunday, March 29, 2009
After awhile, we went on a two mile hike. It was 65 degrees and a little windy. It wouldn't have been too bad if we brought our jackets! So, to warm up, we ran - a lot. My muscles are going to be sore tomorrow! Ashley was awesome on our hike. I thought she would get tired eventually and that I would end up carrying her the rest of the way, but she didn't. She kept going the whole way!
After we got back to the van, Ashley wanted to go to the Children's Museum. She wanted to check on how the chicks were doing, see everybody because she (and Derek & I, too) were missing them after being gone for a week, and to buy a very special unicorn that she saved her allowance for. The unicorn was sitting in the window when we got there, almost looking for Ashley to come back, as promised, to buy it. She is so happy tonight about how she found the unicorn and that she earned it by saving her money. Experiences like this really pull on my heartstrings!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
We then decided to go to Casino Morongo for their buffet. It was pretty good, especially the freakishly good baked tomato with garlic and herbs. The dessert bar was sinfully enormous and we took full advantage of it. I made a bowl with apple cobbler topped with Schwan's vanilla ice cream, hot carmel sauce, and crushed Butterfinger with creme brulee on the side. Derek gave me a bite of his warm bread pudding with Schwan's vanilla ice cream and, let me tell you, it was too good! Remember that cafeteria scene from the movie "When Harry Met Sally"? Well, I suddenly did and Derek's face got just as red as Billy Crystal's! (Just kidding...I didn't make THAT much of a scene...) I swear, the next time we go out to eat like that, I'm going to wear a tent!
Do you want to hear something else that is cool? This whole week has only cost us out of pocket $6.00. $4.00 was for parking at Laguna and $2.00 went into a slot machine. WOW!! We're getting good at frugal living!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We're now heading to Laguna Beach to go exploring! Yay! We just love taking advantage of beautiful weather!