(I wanted to make a brief apology here for such a broken up account of the weekend :) Having taken over 200 photos, it makes sense to split things up. Plus, with my program, it's good to limit myself on the amount of time I'm spending on here!)
So, we left off at Inn relaxation and fabulous dinner. As I mentioned earlier, one of the great features about this inn is its no TV policy. It was very nice to just not even have that as an option. I brought a few book options including The Girl and the Unicorn (by the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring that I really liked) which I thought I hadn't read, but upon beginning it, found out that I had. I also brought the complete works of John Muir, which I'm working through, and seemed appropriate in case we were coming to Mt Tam (and we did :)) and I think a couple of others. One can never have too many books. Ed just brought tried and true harry potter :)
Even though I was on vacation, however, I still needed to do my promised PT exercises. So, the foam roller came along with us on our trip :) This is one of my favorite ones to do, since it's definitely a new thing!
I lay on the foam roller (and keep my balance!) while making snow angel type motions with my arms. It was beautiful doing it outside, too, with such a gorgeous sunset and moon overhead.
Since we had had such a large and late lunch (that lobster roll was filling!) We hung around the room reading and relaxing until around 8pm. We had decided to take advantage of the hopefully amazing and dinner that was being served upstairs instead of driving into town for a meal, and we weren't dissapointed.
The meal itself at the restaurant was simply wonderful. It was a prix fix menu (with a definite prix attached!) but all the choices were superb. We both started with a goat cheese tort that had goat cheese and onions I think in a pie crust served with a salad with grapes and pecans. Next, I had blackened pork chops with fries that had a lovely sauce and flavor. Ed had some fabulous sea bass. For dessert, I had a molton chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream (generally, all desserts must have ice cream) and ed had cheese cake. It was definitely a meal of decadance!
Happy and well fed we headed back to the room to have a bit more champagne and, as we are somewhat lame 2o somethings, get to sleep so that we could enjoy a nice morning. There were talks of a pre-sunrise walk to greet the new day from a good view point, but we were too tired and the morning too foggy to do anything so active.
Sunday promised to be great with our plans of doing 10 or so miles on some of the best Mt Tamalpais trails that the mountain had to offer :)
And with that...I'm leaving the rest to part four so that I get some school work done today!