Monday, December 3, 2012

Anniversary Weekend

Wow am I behind on posting!

Jason and I spent our 6th wedding anniversary at the Oregon Coast.  We try and do something special ever year and this year, the coast it was.  His parents offered to take both boys for the entire weekend and we decided not to pass it up!

Friday was spent packing and getting the boys ready to go to Nana's.  We left our house at 3:00 and made the drive towards the coast.  We had planned to stop by the casino on the way to try our hand at gambling and then eating dinner at the buffet.  We are classy people yo.

The drive to the coast was so nice.  It was lovely being able to talk with my husband and not have any backseat drivers.  We chatted about the holidays, what the plans were for the weekend and what we would do if we hit it big at the casino.

We gambled for a bit - I usually only play $40 at the most - and then ate a nice dinner.  Since it was getting late and I turn into a pumpkin at midnight, we made the final drive into Lincoln City where our hotel was.  I found our hotel, The Looking Glass Inn, by reviewing travel sites online.  We typically stay at a bed and breakfast but our favorite one just wasn't in the budget this time.  This cute little boutique hotel got really good reviews and it was cheap by beach standards!

It was super dark and rainy when we got to the hotel but our room was so cute.  It had a full kitchen, a separate living area and a bedroom.  I liked the separate living area so I could get up earlier than Jason, watch tv, knit and enjoy my coffee while he slept in.

A not so great picture of the kitchen and living room.

After a quick trip to the store for necessities like beer, champagne and snacks, we settled in for the night. Can I just say how awesome it is to not have to worry about babies waking up in the middle of the night?  I was able to get a restful night of sleep and even woke up late (for me).

Our hotel was right across the street from Mo's, an Oregon favorite for their clam chowder.  We literally could see the restaurant from our front window.

After a leisurely cup of coffee, a nice long shower and a free breakfast, I decided to let Jason sleep and take a walk down by the bay.  Our room was literally feet from the bay which led to some pretty views.

You can almost see the water in this picture.

It was a gorgeous day on Saturday.  Sunny, cool but not cold and a lovely day to enjoy a walk.  There were sea lions playing in the water and looking for fish.  I had a blast just watching them.

Jason was up when I got back and after he showered, we went the convenient route and walked across the street to Mo's for lunch.  I don't recall ever eating fried clams before but I had them at Mo's and they were delicious!

After lunch, we did some outlet mall shopping and made a trip to the Christmas store.  The rest of the day, until our dinner reservations, we literally just laid around and did nothing.  We sat in the hotel room, watched tv, talked and I knitted.  It was divine and completely restful.  I almost took a nap before dinner but I was having such a good time just talking and watching tv with Jason that I didn't want to get off the couch.

Typical "us" picture.

We headed to dinner at 7:30.  We chose a little restaurant called Tidal Raves based on a recommendation from the front desk staff at our hotel.  We wanted something nice since it was our anniversary but not anything truly fancy.  I didn't want to have to get more dressed up than a sweater and jeans.

Oh my goodness, the food was amazing!  Jason ordered a steak and I ordered a shrimp dish with polenta.  The best part of dinner was the tiramisu for dessert.  I have never in my life had tiramisu as good as that.  The custard was so light and fluffy.  I would definitely recommend going to Tidal Raves.

I mayyyyy have had too much to drink on Saturday evening.  This girl hardly ever drinks and I had a drink with dinner, a glass of presecco with dessert and champagne back at the hotel.  Oh boy was I feeling it on Sunday morning.

Our Sunday was spent taking our time eating, getting ready to go, grabbing coffee, hitting up Chinook Winds (Jason insisted we stop - he ended up winning some money) casino, leisurely driving home and picking up the boys.

Did I miss the boys?  Yes.  Would I go out of town for another weekend?  Oh yes.  It was well worth it to reconnect with my husband after far too long.  Our marriage has been revibed and refreshed for sure.

Happy 6 years babe!  Here's to many more!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you guys had an amazing weekend!

  2. Happy anniversary! My in-laws live right next to Tidal Raves. Pretty funny. :)