My Man and I are celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary today. What a wonderful and crazy 13 years it has been. Never a dull moment! We were supposed to go on a cruise to celebrate however like our other vacation plans the last few months, we had to cancel. We still wanted to do something especially since I will be heading back into the hospital on October 3rd. I got online and booked us a hotel room at The Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead on Saturday night. I was already down there for the Type-A Conference so it worked out great. My Man dropped off The Boy with our friends Jeff and Devra and their kids for the night (thank you again!) He then drove down and met me at the hotel.
Our room had a nice view of Stone Mountain in the distance.
Once we got settled, we went up to check out the club level. We have stayed at a few of the Ritz Carlton club level room and have really enjoyed the club. Good food, snacks and free beer and wine. When we got there it was snack time. The view was great. Could see all of Buckhead and the furnishings were very nice. The snacks kinda sucked. The Ritz always had a hot bar and little sandwiches. Also they didn’t serve beer or wine till 6pm! Boo! We had some ice tea and chilled out.
Around 3:45pm we went down the Bourbon Bar for a drink. The Georiga/LSU football game was on so we talked and watched it. I was nice to relax and do some people watching.
We had dinner reservations at Bistro Niko, which was right across the street from the hotel. We went a little early to have a glass of champagne before our dinner.
We order a bottle of wine for dinner that was very good. My Man picked out a good one!
We ordered a dozen of oysters and crisped duck confit as appetizers. By this time they had turned down the lights so the pictures I took are pretty dark. I loved both of the appetizers. My Man said next time we are ordering two of the duck confit so he doesn’t have to share! One of the dinner specials was a hanger steak with pommel frites which is french for french fries. We both ordered that and it was tasty. Only problem was I could not finish mine and since we were staying at the hotel, I could not take it home with me. Boo!
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and the bar again. It had gotten pretty crowed and the Alabama game was on. RTR! We chilled out there for a while and watched the game before we headed up to our room. In the morning we headed up to the club room to see what the breakfast looked like. It was pretty good. I had a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, fruit and chicken sausage. My Man said his eggs were pretty good. After breakfast I was ready to go pick up The Boy and get back to Hotel Yorba. I missed my fur kids!
We talked a lot about the last 13 years and what we would like to do in the coming year. We both need to get in better shape and one thing My Man is going to do in October is try to run everyday. Timber was very excited to hear about this. He loves to go running with My Man. I will try to ride the exercise bike as much as I can and after my 4th cycle, I will try to get back to working out with my trainer SK. Also, we are both giving up alcohol for the month of October. We talked about going back to Quebec City next year too. The last 13 years with My Man have been wonderful and I look forward to many more happy years!