What an outstanding day! I started it off by giving Elena an early Anniversary present (a Coach coupon I had gotten from a friend, and a Coach store trip to use it in). Then we went to Panera Bread and they had their Tomato Mozzarella salad back again. It is a summer item, and one of my favorite dishes in the world, so I've been missing it pretty bad for almost a year now. Last year when the season ended I can still remember the disappointment when I went to a Panera Bread and they no longer had it on the menu. After that we went to Bowers Museum and got to see the Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibit, which was fantastic and then off to Macaroni Grill (which Elena and I love) and Chicken Florentine salad with Blackberry Mint tea.
Amazing, but the day wasn't over yet.
When we got back to the hotel we went swimming in both the indoor and outdoor pools (and the hot tub). Oh, did I mention I burned some Hilton Honors points so the hotel stay was free (and it is a great hotel). Elena even went in the pool (which is most unusual for her).
But still, the day wasn't over.
We are right across the street here from Angels Stadium and we knew there would be fireworks after the game so Elena reminded me to take a look and sure enough, there were fireworks. We watched them for awhile and then we realized that there were two fireworks shows going off at the same time and we had actually been watching the Disneyland fireworks show originally. So we could see both the Disneyland fireworks and the Angels game fireworks at the same time from our room window.
I mean, really. It doesn't get much better than that. My kids called it, "The Best Day Ever" (with a bow to Sponge Bob).