Friday, August 8, 2008

Lunch With Scribbit & Dinner at Orso

Before you get all impressed that I got a kind lunch invitation from the fabulous Michelle at Scribbit, let me assure you that there were familial obligations involved. Remember when I shared what a blessing it was to have grown up with family close? Michelle is part of that family...her father and my father are brothers. When we were young, I remember being in awe of her. She'd let my sisters and I sit in her immaculate bedroom and pour over old code sheets she and her friends had made up. She exposed my sisters and I to The Scarlet Pimpernel (but was kind enough to block the screen when people got their heads chopped off), Raiders of the Lost Ark (ditto for the guy and the helicopter blade) and, yes, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. She's seriously amazing. And I'd still love to be just like her when I grow up. Thanks for the yummy lunch and fun visit, Michelle! Can't wait to return the favor. Give Grace a hug for me.

And there is nothing like endless summer evenings and free babysitters (thanks, Mom and Dad)! Tony and I took advantage of both this past week and enjoyed dinner at one of our favorite Anchorage restaurants, Orso. Tony had the King Crab legs and I had the Salmon Duo of Fettuccine. Yum. There is nothing like well prepared FRESH seafood.

When we finished dinner, we walked down to the inlet at the edge of town. I have many favorite things about Anchorage, but Mount Susitna is definitely one of them.

They call her "The Sleeping Lady" because she looks like a woman laying on her back on the middle of the inlet. The valley to the left forms her neck and the low lying clouds look like they are a pillow for her head.


Scribbit said...

Oh that is so funny you remember all that stuff! I remember having so much fun playing games with you and Paige and Carinne--it's been so wonderful to be able to feel closer to you through your blog

And no familial obligations were necessary--it was so much fun having you over. I was trying to adequately convey to Andrew that night how cute Josh is.

Jeni said...

Wow lunch with The Scribbit...I can't wait for her Winter Bazar!

Holly Ogden said...

Looks and sounds like heaven!

The Brough Family said...

Looks like a great time... hooray for the date night and what a beautiful location. We're missing you guys, I have funny story for you about last Sunday when you get home.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Crab legs? Pasta?

I've been staring at the pictures. Now I have to go read the post.


The Reeses said...

Looks like you guys are having a blast. Carlan flew home from Anchorage on the 2nd of August. He is going to be up there quite regularly this year. We are up in in Heber this weekend taking a much needed break. Carlan is out at the pool with the kids and Mom is catching up on blogs. Have a great trip!Kristen

Eloise said...

Yum! Your lunch looks heavenly.

Sonja said...

Come ON! That is too funny. Cousins. I really like the picture of you two! And the stories. :)

I am loving all the pictures from Alaska and now I can see why people would subject themselves to 5 months of winter and HUGE mosquitoes. It's gorgeous in the summer.