We returned from our romantic night out at around 1:00 pm today and got back into the swing of things so seamlessly it was like we never left.
But we had a tremendously fantastic time. The Grand Traverse Resort is wonderful, modern, and very chic. The restaurant where we had dinner, Aerie, was on the 16th floor and had glass walls and ceiling, so you had a beautiful view no matter where you sat. We were seated against the glass wall that had a gorgeous view of the Grand Travers Bay. It was overcast and rainy, but the view was beautiful nonetheless. And the food...the food was outstanding. I ordered the tomato appetizer, the radicchio salad, and the arctic char entree. Steve ordered the scallops as an appetizer and trout for his entree and then we split the buddy's sundae for dessert. Afterward, he ordered a brandy and I finished my martini.
And I must say, I looked hot. Sadly, I don't have any proof of my hotness because we didn't take a picture of me in my sexy and fun sleeveless black dress. So what I may have to do is fake it and have a friend take a picture of me wearing it tomorrow.
After dinner we headed over the newly rebuilt Turtle Creek Casino but we didn't do very much gambling. The blackjack tables were filled all night, which is what we had our sights on. We played a little roulette and a few slots but returned to our hotel for drinks after a couple of hours.
The only complaint I have is that when I woke up this morning, I had an awful knot in my upper left quadrant of my back. When my husband got his fingers in there and rubbed deeply it to loosen it up, I could feel it all the way into my left elbow. Even now when I turn my head to the left, I can still feel the knot pull. Steve mentioned that he had a similar knot as well. I think it was the pillows. They must have placed our heads at an odd angle compared to our bodies.
For my birthday, Steve bought me a new Coach purse and matching wallet. For our anniversary, he got me a beautiful princess cut diamond pendant necklace. I love it. It's so simple and delicate. It's perfect.
Last night was so romantic. It was like our honeymoon, but for just one night.