Breakfast: We chowed down at the Oceanarium Restaurant which boasts a multi-story aquarium to gaze at. Nice food spread too. I had mackerel, portugese sausage, miso soup w/ fresh seaweed, kimchi, char siu bao dumpling, brown rice, fresh fruit and bread pudding (a love of mine).
A walk through the International Market was a good way to walk off breakfast. This place is a dump, basically a flea-market that sucks in anyone with a spare buck & a coupon. They say you gotta go here, ok; we went there.
Again we had to stop for Mochi on the way back to the hotel, I think our kids are addicted to it.
Beach time for the kids. Ryan & Andrew rented paddle-boards and tried their hand at that while Monica & Cameron swam, waded & chilled in the warm water. Monica did try her hand at paddle-boarding too but gave it up after 10 minutes. Ashley read her book on the beach, playing in the water is not her thing.
Cathy & I went back to the jewelry store which I hit Wednesday to get her gift. While she liked what I got her it was too similar to something she already has. So she exchanged it for something else. Cool, as long as she likes it.
Snack: Longboard lager & sushi at the beach side bar. This is where Cathy & I were while the kids were in the water. Gma & Gpa joined us after while. Just kicking back & caring about next to nothing.
Eventually the boys came in from the ocean & retreated to the room for showers & snacks. Monica decided she needed some time in the pool so Gma & Cathy joined her. Lou & I stayed at the bar for a bit finishing our beers & chatting up old army & marine corps tales. Stories shared before, still good each time we swap them.
Snack: Snack Wells back in the room. The beer left me hungry, what can I say.
A couple hours of chill time in the hotel was sufficient to recharge the batteries for the evening.
Dinner: Cathy & I (no kids) had reservations at BLT Steak, the restaurant located in the Trump Tower Hotel. We had tuna tartar and stuffed squash blossoms for starters. For dinner Cathy had crab topped scallops & gnocchi carbonara. I had a wagyu skirt steak & baked corn with jalapeno. Dessert was an apple turnover with vanilla ice cream. All of if was divine & worth the insane price.
This was our planned time out sans the kids, call it date night. Gma & Gpa fed & entertained the kids, they went for pizza.
Back to the pool the kids went after dinner. I thought about a late swim but I was so busy digesting that the thought was just that, a thought.
Before hitting the sack I prepared the stuff we need for Friday's fishing trip. Not sure what we'll do if we catch anything of size, something we'll worry about if it happens.
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!