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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hopkins Inn, anniversary, dead battery & more

SchnitzelAnd another post from me. I think I have been more active this week than any other week in a long time. Let's see what's new since I last updated. 

Tuesday night we went to the Black Keys concert in Hartford which I already posted about. Was a really good show. Wednesday night I stayed home and worked on some of my creative writing assignments although I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. Was pretty tired since we didn't get home till close to 1am. 

Thursday was trivia night as usual. As we were leaving work to drive to Two Steps we discovered that our car wouldn't start. We figured it was a dead battery (it's the original battery) so we called AAA. Didn't take them all that long thankfully. The guy checked out the battery, tested the alternator etc. Luckily it was just the battery so they were able to replace it right then and there and we were on our way after that. Annoying but timing could've definitely been worse. At least we didn't have to be anywhere urgently or weren't trying to go home from somewhere later at night. So all in all not so bad. 

Friday was our American wedding anniversary. I am one of the few people with two wedding anniversaries. :) Our real one is February 10, 2001. That's when we got married in Austria. But that was a smaller ceremony with just a few people, mostly family. After I moved to the US we had a bigger ceremony (with the big white dress, DJ, dancing, tiered cake, reception, open bar ... all that) with guests from all over the country & world. That one was July 12, 2002. (also the anniversary of our engagement which was July 12, 2000). :) 

So Friday we went to Chuck's Steakhouse for a nice meal, then to Rizzuto's for some wine afterwards. And yesterday, Saturday, we had dinner at the Hopkins Inn. A yearly tradition to go there once a year in the summer, usually around our anniversary. Delicious food, great views. Always a great place to be. The picture on the upper left is my Wiener Schnitzel from last night. For dessert I had Toblerone Sundae. You can also click here for our nice lake view from our table. Mike had a delicious seafood sautee and for an appetizer we shared escargot. Yum. 

Today we are relaxing and going over to our friends Ken and Lisa's house in the afternoon. I hope the weather holds out as they have a pool and we might do some BBQing. Will see what happens. 

Mail Update: Received letters/still owe a response to: Laura/Spain, Jessica/DE, Charles/TN and Lotte/Denmark.

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Belated Happy (one of two) Anniversaries!

Posted by: Falguni | Jul 14, 2013 11:53:56 AM

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