Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

We learned something this weekend - beer should not be put into a blue plastic container. It does not look appealing.

The Sheraton always has nice, comfy beds.

The pool was the best part for Walker.
Eating lunch at the Gaslight Company Restaurant

Tuckered out after 2 hours in the pool.

Walker loved the cool turnstile at the historic graveyard.

Poco Diablo had the best pickles. Walker did the "Great Pickle Odyssey" at each place we went -rating the presentation and taste of pickles (which he loves!). Poco's won for both!

We came too! Walker too this of us at lunch at the Gaslight Co.
We just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Can't believe the time has gone by so quickly. Yet, on the other hand, look at all we have accomplished and built together. Walker has been with us for more than half of those years. He has also managed to get us to include him in on the annual celebration. We love it - we feel our anniversary is a celebration of our family and so naturally, this includes him. Besides, I can't even imagine going to a hotel with a pool and him not being there.
This year we decided to hang out in Portsmouth for the weekend. Again, we had great weather. You never know what you are going to get in April in New England! We stayed at the Portsmouth Sheraton. It was as nice as I'd remembered from our last visit. I just love their bedding. We really love their location - right in the heart of the Market Square area. Everything fun to do is within walking distance - the harbor and tugboats, tons of gift shops (including candy and toy!) lots of museums, historic graveyard and restaurants and microbreweries.
We went to Albacore Park that houses one of the 1st submarines to be built in the USA. I can't believe they had 55 men living onboard. I wish I'd brought my camera on the sub. Scott tried to climb up into the top bunk of a 3 tiered bunkbed unit thing and was SO claustrophobic!
Me and the Albacore.

Walker and Scott at Albacore Park.
The pool was great, though about 10 degrees cooler than it should have been - that and the whole pool area. Room service was yummy (Walker loves room service and it is so much easier to get him to sit nicely for a fancy dinner in a fancy hotel restaurant). We watched "Avatar" on in-room TV. I hadn't seen it, but Scott and Walker had. I thought it was really good. I was also glad I didn't have to watch it in 3D, which gives me a headache.

Walker loved this gift shop with the toilet and fake poop. Nothing like poop to brighten an 8 year old's day! This was a cool store called Macro Polo.

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