Happy Foggy New Year
Trip Start Dec 19, 2010
6Trip End Jan 03, 2011
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We did entice them with a little buffet action for lunch; Sebastian can't refuse the chance at grabbing as much food and dessert as he can handle. Fuji Sushi and Seafood Buffet was the choice; after reading the reviews we were somewhat surprised by it as it was kind of a small place. But it lived up to its name - tons of sushi on the buffet. Actually the sushi was the star of the show as the other buffet items (typical chinese buffet fare) were average. Many varieties of sushi and from what I could tell, relatively fresh and well-made. No, this is not Morimoto's restaurant, but considering most buffet sushi is dry rice with fake krab, Fuji Sushi did a great job. Good selection of fruit too, and plenty of interesting dessert items, including ice cream bars.
A little unsure of what to do and noticing the growing new year's eve crowds, we decided to drive go karts again and play at the arcade.
Dinner brought us to Pompano Joes (many places were booked for the holiday) on the beach.
If there was any question about the party animals we are, there is no doubt now as we all returned home at the late hour of 7:30p. After burying kids in the sand (hey, they asked for it) we all cleaned up and fell asleep - us adults making it to about 10:30p. So no ball drop here...although we were able to make out some fireworks on the beach through the growing fog. We later learned that there were lots of NY Eve events all over the area, but not being local we missed most of them, or basically slept through them.
New Year's Day brought the full fog and a tornado watch.
We thought the lack of rain meant we could finally hike some trails.
So back to the condo yet again to watch Despicable Me one more time. Eventually dinner time approached, and we decided on Marlin Grill at Baytowne Wharf. Hands down the best place we've been to out of all of them. Granted the place is expensive, but I would say worth it. Food was excellent; I had the fillet mignon special which was delicious; service was also outstanding. The waitress even cut up the kids' apple while we ate. We had a very enjoyable meal and even the kids behaved well given the upscale nature of the place.
Afterwards we went for a stroll - fog was thick but no more rain.
John: "The water is very deep, so we have to be careful"
Sasha: "or we might fall in?"
John: "Yes, but if you fall in I can jump in and get you."
Sasha: "Daddy, don't get close to the water or you'll fall in"
John: "I won't fall in"
Sasha: "Daddy, watch out for the water"
John: "I'm a good swimmer, I'll be ok"
Sasha: "Daddy, don't fall in"
John: "I'm ok"
Sasha: "Daddy Look out for the water"
And so on, all the way back until we were at the parking lot. Just another lesson in watching how you explain things to your kids.
We did top the night off though with another trip to Kilwin's for ice cream sundae's. We sat outside where the kids treated us to their version of Saturday Night Fever while the speakers blared 80's rock.
We ended the night casually, with the kids engaged in their favorite activity - big bubble bath in the whirlpool tub. Have to include a photo of their crowning glories.