>A great couple of weekends

>Brian and I have had a great couple of weekends.

The weekend before last, Brian and I traveled to The Beach Club, our wedding venue, for the weekend. We had a free 2-night stay in a 2-bedroom condo and a free dinner for two that had to be used by the end of April, so we went ahead and took advantage.

It was really nice to be at the wedding venue in a totally relaxed state — no hustle and bustle, no planning — just relaxation! And even better, I was working in Mobile on Thursday and Friday, so once I was done with work Friday, it was just an hour’s drive to the beach.

On Saturday, we steamed shrimp and potatoes and ate those for lunch with Coronas and limes on our balcony.Brian posted the above pic on his facebook page and got lots of envious comments. lol. We hung out at the pool all afternoon getting some sun and drinking margaritas. It was just too windy to be on the beach, and there was a red flag too, so we never actually touched the sand.

Saturday night we took advantage of our free dinner for two — he got steak and I got mahi. Yumyum. And we split a creme brulee for dessert.

This weekend was also a good one. On Friday night we did some shopping and I was able to find a black dress, long aqua necklace and matching earrings at Belk for my friend’s Hindi wedding next month. Based on the bride’s advice, I decided on a little black dress for the reception, and I am going to wear my wedding rehearsal dinner dress — a silk print Lilly — for the ceremony the following day since it’s a 1 p.m. wedding.

Then Saturday afternoon, we ate at Flip Burger at the Summit here in Bham for lunch. The food was amazing, but we found the atmosphere to be much too trendy, and the music way too loud. We did some running around and then Brian made a Chicago-style pizza for dinner. Yumyum.
Also Saturday, we bit the bullet and got this:

A 26-inch Vizio HDTV for our bedroom! Woohoo! Hooray tax return $$! And Saturday night, we rented ‘Up in the Air’ from Redbox and it was awesome! Lovelovelove George Clooney, and Anna Kendrick was outstanding!

And then Sunday night, Brian made homemade spring rolls, crab rangoon and chicken stir-fry, then we went to go see ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in 3D. A good movie, but now I just want to go see ‘Avatar’ since ‘Alice’ was my first 3D movie, attractions at Disney World nonwithstanding.

Speaking of Disney World, we are just 33 days away from our arrival!

Celebrating our honeymoon in April ’09 at Magic Kingdom with Walt and Tink.

We are celebrating our 1st anniversary at WDW and staying at the Pop Century resort. To say we are both excited to return is a wee bit of an understatement. We’re also excited because we were able to get round-trip airfare for both of us for a total of $198 through Southwest. We were planning on driving, but with that great of a deal, we simply couldn’t pass it up, and in my SUV, gas cost would have been close to $198 anyhow.

I plan on doing some more blogging about our itinerary and the restaurants we are visiting. Our two favorite Disney sites are and If you are planning a WDW visit anytime soon and are foodies like us, bookmark both of those sites. They are great. I plan on taking a ton of photos to share with AJ at Disney Food Blog.

How was your weekend? I’ll tell you what, I’m ready for the crazy weather to end and the spring weather to set in for real.

6 thoughts on “>A great couple of weekends”

  1. >Sounds like a fun weekend! We are headed home to Montgomery for our anniversary… Just curious – I lived 10 years in Bham, in Inverness. Is Petricelli's (I think that's the right spelling) still there? It's a cute little Italian resturant on 280 right past Valleydale. They had the best garlic rolls!!!


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