8 years with my guy just flew by. I'll tell you what, there for sure has not been a day he has not made me laugh, that he has not told me he loves me, that I am not hugged and kissed and loved. And while it is totes cliche (totes...lol), while 8 years has simply flown by it also feels like I've been with this man for as long as I can remember. That's a good sign right?! And I swear I try to be as good to him as he is to me. I want my boyfriend forever!
Wes surprised me in the morning of our actual anniversary (Jan. 6th) by taking us all (his 3 girls as he calls us) out to brunch. I love brunch, it just seems so classy and fun, and for years (literally, years) I have been dying to try this restaurant off the side of Ortega Hwy overlooking Lake Elsinore. So we went. The kids loved it, but it was not very kid friendly... as in no high chairs, and it was a biker pit-stop. Yes, it was awesome, like all of my wildest dreams. It was weird, random, had Beatles music playing, eclectic decor and the menu was mostly "chef will create" items without specifics listed. My only complaint, it was a tad pricey, but since I knew we were going out later, Wes and I shared a meal and the girls shared something too, so it worked for us.
here and here. We used a self bought gift card and awards card and had a great night!!!!
The best part of our boat ride was seeing the water blow out over the water where a whale was. We saw 2 different spouts come up and it was awesome!
Don't be fooled by this picture though, we didn't last too long outside on the boat ride, it got chilly and we quickly moved inside.
(and don't judge my cheesy glasses, I lost my real pair, and these were given to me at a fun-walk we participated in. Thank you Chevrolet for my free glasses!)
We also enjoyed their crazy decor.
and Wes took these all by himself upstairs by the bathroom and showed them to me later. I don't know if I laughed harder at the photos or the fact he was up there alone taking them. I seriously, seriously love this guy you guys!!!
And like I said, the view....
So, as stated we toured the casino, which ironically doesn't have, and never has had an ounce of gambling done within... which kinda bummed us out as we set aside a whole $10 to gamble with while we were there. I am talking $10 combined bucks BTW. It also has the biggest floating ball room above, and the coolest theater below.
The Casino was built in 1929 and was quite the spot for celebrities. And the inside is beautiful as you can see.
Each of these wood panels is currently worth $55,000
And the theater acts as a live theater venue and to show movies... they do one each week.
The floating ballroom above the theater.
They even let us go out on the balcony at the top for the awesome views.
Honestly it was neat, and I am glad we did it.
The hotel was....OK. Cute from the outside, had overly friendly employees, the rooms were small (but had a bed, bathroom and TV, so we were covered), but it was noisy. The walls were thin and we were by a must use street. I wouldn't be completely opposed to going back, but don't plan on it either. Luckily it was a "Groupon" so it was cheap. Big plus for us!
Oh, and I got a sea bass taco... so of course a certain Dumb and Dumber quote had to come out at the table. And no, I did not, nor did Wes have to throw any salt.
On our patio. Sadly like I mentioned before it was cold and foggy, so our view was limited.
However, the fog made for some awesome pictures on our bike ride.
Our bike ride in general gave us a lot of fun photos.
I mean we had to have one... it was our anniversary.
We also walked around the shops and stores, and did a lot of people watching. :)