the other day, he found himself with a calendar that was shockingly wide open. no conference calls, no meetings, no lunch appointments - nothing. and with the bean having hit her cookie sales goal at last, i was in a great position to spend almost the entire day catching up with my husband. and so after a leisurely morning at home, we hopped into the car and drove down to the beach.
we ended up in laguna - at the surf and sand hotel for a great view and some lunch.
not a bad view for a monday lunch date, wouldn't you say?
we ate at splashes, the restaurant at the hotel. neither of us had been here in years - not since i worked at the commercial real estate office where we first met. the food was delicious, starting off with perfectly chewy wedges of bread and tapenade.
i was amused when my lobster bisque arrived - the bowl was empty aside from the little clump of lobster:
and then the server took a little silver pitcher and poured in the actual soup.
my flatbread had braised short rib, caramelized onions and bbq sauce. so good.
and although the dessert menu looked promising:
we took a quick selfie before heading out to drive the coast a little.
best monday i've spent in a very, very long time. i love my husband so much.