Columbus Day off!

Trip Start Aug 07, 2009
Trip End Dec 31, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

On our day off Monday, we had to drive up to Long Island the spend the night there for our Tuesday school. We would be driving right through New York, so we made plans to catch a train into the city and spend the night on the town.

Well, some stressful driving and wrong turns, along with a parkinglot-less train inner city train station left us just resorting to ending up at our hotel. I was stressed, Kelsey was disappointed, and I needed to make it up to her. Although a night out in New York City wasn't plausible at this point at this time, a night out at The Melting Pot was!

I wrote a poem introducing the date, which I reserved and assembled while she was on the phone with her friend. Soon enough, we were on our way!

We'd been to Melting Pot before--in Chicago early in our tour. We had just gotten dessert then, so we added dinner to tonight's menu. We started with a cheese fondue. We were given breads, vegetables, and apples to dip. Then, to fill up a little more before dessert, we each had a salad. Then--the course we've all been waiting for--chocolate fondue. We chose "yin-yang" chocolate fondue--white and dark chocolate artfully swirled. To dip, we had strawberries, bananas, brownies, pound cake, cheesecake, marshmallows, and rice krispie squares. Fantastic. Highly recommended.

And it was a wonderful evening! I had planned to go to the batting cages after dinner, but we decided it would be best to avoid the cold and the late bedtime, so we just called it a night.

I'm sure we'll have more time to spend in New York. This time, we didn't get much more than a trafficky drive to get back on the highway. But we made some memories regardless--however chocolatey :)

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