Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lu's Trip to the Fireside pt 2

The next morning we woke up and had breakfast. Well, Lisa and Lu did. They just brought some stuff back to the room for Sleepy Dad. While I got ready for the day Lisa took Lu swimming again, and then I packed up while the ladies freshened up.

Soon we were off to the Fireside.

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The Fireside is justifiably well known for its extensive gift shops, and with cash left to burn LuLu spent quite some time browsing.

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Here are two items I loved (but didn't buy). A birdhouse:

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and a fancy music box that played LP sized discs

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Soon it was time for lunch.

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This is the adult menu for the show:


Signature Aloha Salad

Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mandarin Oranges and Oriental Vegetables over Fresh Garden Greens, sprinkled with Sesame Croutons and glazed with our famous Papaya Chutney Dressing.

Freshly Baked Breads from The Fireside Ovens

Chicken Kona Kai
Skinless Breast of Chicken dipped in a special Egg Batter, rolled in Coconut Panko Bread Crumbs, sautéed to a golden brown and glazed with Brandied Apricot Sauce.

Served with Baked Yukon Gold Potatoes, Edamame Soybeans and Sweet Corn and a Plum Tomato stuffed with Creamed Spinach.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Garnished with ribbons of Caramel and presented on a Graham Cracker Crust.
Coffee, Tea and Milk

Lu's consisted of premium chicken tenders, mac 'n cheese, and corn. I also sprang for a big Shirley Temple for my girl

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By the end of lunch LuLu was pooped, and with an hour before the show we retired to the van so she could rest. In the blink of an eye it was time to venture back in for the production of Annie.

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The walls inside the theater were decorated in comic strip-esque panels

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We took our aisle seats, which had an excellent view, and eagerly waited for the show to begin.

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With a little time for horseing around.

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Obviously, they don't allow photography during the show. I can tell you it was excellent, and the actress who played Annie was on the top of her game and did very well. I will say, however that our school's performance of "Hard Knock Life" had better choreography and energy. I kid you not.

Oh, and FDR's expansion of the federal government didn't end the Depression, nor was it an economic miracle as hinted at in the play. I just wanted to get that out there ;)

After a quick trip to Justice (a kids clothing shop at the mall) we were home, safe and sound.

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And Lu's verdict on the trip?

"EXTREME fun!!!!"

Mission accomplished.

1 comment:

Sybil said...

What a truly wonderful few days you all had..how on earth are you going to manage the others !!
I am so pleased that you and Lisa are making such wonderful memories for all the children. In many many years to some these memories will be there, and talked about, for hours on end..
Thank you for taking the time to share with us as well.
Love to ALL sybil x