Travis and I had our 7th wedding anniversary back in October, but every single weekend has been so busy that we finally had a chance to celebrate this past weekend.
My parents treated us to a night on our own by watching both Jack and Ollie for the weekend. Typically this wouldn’t be a big deal, but Ollie decided to vomit on their carpet and Jack woke them up at 6am by singing at the foot of their bed… so they get like 1,000 extra grandparents points!
In the vein of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ we decided to stay at the same B&B we visited for last year’s anniversary weekend (you can read about it here). Also like last year, we knocked off some stuff off our ‘to do’ list on our way into Baltimore. One errand had us walking past a furniture store, so we stopped in to check out their dining table selection. Instead, we found random life-sized animals, so we did what normal people do and posed with them….
Travis took a picture of me nibbling a horse’s ear and fondling a pink elephant, but they are both super blurry — either he doesn’t remember how to focus or he was laughing so hard the camera moved…
Once we made it in to Baltimore, we settled in our room at the Blanc Noir and immediately dove into the amazingly delicious bed to watch the end of Back to the Future 2 and part of Back to the Future 3. Because that is what full-time working parents do when they have a minute to themselves… sit and watch TV while snuggled up in bed. Whatever, those movies ROCK and I don’t regret a second of it!
When we suddenly realized that we never put the parking placard in our truck and we had already been parked for the allotted 3 hours, we raced out of the room, threw the pass in the truck and continued up the road to dinner at Amicci’s. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in Little Italy, but we keep returning to Amicci’s because the food is always delicious and it’s priced reasonably. Fast forward to the next morning and it was all about the food again when our B&B hosts spoiled us with a delicious breakfast.
Once we gathered our things and checked out of our room, we decided to drive to the Harborplace area. I did a little browsing at the Anthropologie (where I surprisingly didn’t buy anything, WHAT?!) and then we went to see the new James Bond movie, Spectre.
SO FREAKING GOOD!
We love going to the movies and it was a nice treat to be able to see a grown up movie without minions or someone having to go to the bathroom a few times!
After the movies, we went to our favorite sushi place, RA. If you like sushi and you have a RA by you, GO THERE and EAT EVERYTHING!
We somehow ended up being there during Happy Hour (on a Sunday?), so pretty much everything we choose was half off. Our absolute favorite was the Viva Las Vegas Roll — Crab and cream cheese rolled in rice and seaweed, lightly tempura battered and topped with spicy tuna, crab mix and sliced lotus root; finished with a sweet eel sauce and spinach tempura bits. YUM!
Once again, it was the most relaxing weekend of the entire year and we had a great time just being able to spend time together. I do feel like one year we will have to branch out and do something different, like maybe Hawaii for our 10th anniversary!
How do you celebrate your anniversaries? Do you tend to stick with the ‘tried and true’ or do something different each year?