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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Delayed Celebrating....

Since our anniversary was during the week, HB and I celebrated it today. We decided to drive down to Pasadena and visit The Norton Simon Museum.


It was a bit smoggy today but this is the skyline of Glendale, CA....almost there.


This is the entrance to the museum. It was very shady so a bit difficult to get a good photo. This is what wikipedia has to say about the museum: The Simon collections include European paintings, sculpture, tapestry and remarkable sculpture from South Asia. Outside gardens house sculpture and a pond. The museum is located along the route of the Tournament of Roses Parade, where its distinctive, brown tile-exterior can be seen in the background on television.

We wandered around the museum for a couple of hours, then decided to sit down and have a cold drink. The little cafe is outside right beside the pond. Very relaxing.



After we finished our drinks we went back inside and made it to almost all the exhibitions before we both decided we were tired and hungry. By then it was late afternoon so we headed out to find food.

Sadly the restaurant where HB and I met is no longer there. It's been gone for several years. However we remembered another place where we used to go.... The Castaway....so we headed over there.

We had a great table by the window with a wonderful view....


Here we are with our margaritas....it's a tradition for us to have a margarita on our anniversary since we met in a Mexican restaurant. And here's what we had for dinner....


It was called Seafood Collage and included a lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, and a piece of salmon served on a bed of linguini in a sauce that was to die for!! I'm not the best at photographing food so this picture really doesn't do it justice. Believe me....it was delicious!

This is the view from the outside patio at the restaurant....


It's really spectacular on a clear day, or at night when you can see all the lights below.

We had a fun day, a great dinner, laughed a lot, held hands, and reminisced about the past 19 years that we've spent together. It was a perfect day.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome....and hell yes you are good at taking food photos....Yum...my favorite...you're making me hungry!!Again Congratulations!!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Sounds as thouigh you had a brilliant day, it's lovely photo of the two of you. The
    restaurant looks great, what a wonderful view to look at while you eat. Here's wishing you many more celebrations.

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  3. Now that's what I call a great day and you both sure do deserve the best.

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  4. Seafood collage! How apropo for an artist! Love it. You guys look so cute together. Thank you for the trip to the museum..cool!

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  5. Janet wishing you and hubby a belated Happy annivesary!
    May your hearts be filled with the magic of your united love forever! hugs aNNa xo

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  6. What a wonderful day you had, congratulations. The pond at the museum and the view from the restaurant were a feast for the eyes and the meal looked like a feast for the mouth and I am now hungry.

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  7. Seafood COLLAGE ... how perfect! Looks great, too! I love the Norton Simon ... it is one of my favorite museums (and I've seen a bunch of them) ... wonderful collection, intimate. Happy, happy anniversary to you and HB and many many more!

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  8. skim skim skim...then that dinner!!! WOW looks like a masterpiece for sure!

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  9. Seafood collage! Perfect. :) COngrats to you both!

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  10. First of all - congrats...great photo of the two of you...and looked like a fun day...

    Now, let's talk food - oh,that looks awesome...Wish that was available here!!!

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  11. What a romantic day and the food looks Yummy..
    Katelen

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  12. The two of you look so cute with your Margaritas. And that view and the surroundings is breathtaking. I think your seafood collage plate photo looks very nice. Sounds like a delightful, romantic day.

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  13. What a wonderful day you had with the hubby. Love the pictures and its so neat to celebrate your Love and life together.
    xoxoxoxoxoox

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  14. what a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary and....OH MY....the seafood collage looks delicious! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  15. A belated happy anniversary to you both. Your meal looks lovely. Kristen sent us some money so we can go out to eat for our anniversary. We decided to delay it until tomorrow night so we can go to the Oasis Restaurant (it's really a truck stop, LOL!). I will have the prime rib and broasted chicken buffet and Dan will have liver because he sure as HE== won't get it at home!!

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