Monday, July 5, 2010

Anniversary trip

For our anniversary this year we actually decided to do something out of town.
Without kids. Alone. Very sad story.

We spent two nights in this bed and breakfast in Cedar City, owned by a couple we do taxes for, and saw three plays at the Shakespearean Festival. Amid Summers Inn was beautiful and the breakfasts were so yummy I only stopped eating because I had to save some for the other guests at the table.
The room we had was awesome. I don't think I've ever watched a TV that large or soaked in a bathtub that had jets and 15 different light settings. We read, we slept, we ate, we went to plays. So great.
Did I mention the breakfasts?
I confess I have some compulsiveness about a few things.
Bowls-- big kitchen bowls. I have to resist the temptation to buy them all the time. I know better. I know I have too many.
Plants is the new thing. I'm running out of space by windows.
And my favorite of favorites, the compulsion that never dies--cookbooks. I read through them like a good novel.
I know several women, including my lovely Linda, that have shelves upon shelves of them, so it can't be so uncommon. Needless to say I had to buy both of the cookbooks they had at the bed and breakfast. Completely mouthwatering high calorie breakfasts.
Bring it on.

We saw three plays and they were all fabulous. Our favorite was Much Ado, but the singing in the new musical Great Expectations was also pretty mind blowing. The acting in all the plays was very good. I was reminded of my fleeting childhood thoughts of being an actress. Maybe I'm just old but that desire has come and gone. How do they memorize their lines in these Shakespeare plays so they can just run through them without even seeming to even take a breath? Just one line after another in front of an audience, and most of the actors are in multiple plays!
Mind boggling. I have trouble just concentrating on making dinner and listening to kids at the same time. I would have made a terrible actress.

So much fun. Definitely going to make this an annual event.


Sally said...

Yay! I'm glad you had such a great time! Happy Anniversary!

Meg said...

FUN! Congrats on the Anniversary! It IS amazing how good actors can recite Shakespeare with ease in front of an audience!