Our mini vaca

 

Our night away into Nairobi for our anniversary was fabulous.

As I said before, we began our evening with dinner at Cafe des Arts.   They have a wonderful patio dining area that is covered by a large tent cover.  It is a lovely place to relax and enjoy good food:

Ian was pretty excited about his dinner, he even looks like he's glowing a little

Ian was pretty excited about his dinner, he even looks like he's glowing a little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s an up close of his shredded lamb, slow cooked for 9 hours, then put into a patty that is refrigerated and then grilled just prior to service:

Lamb with mini roasted potatos

Lamb with mini roasted potatos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I choose the spinach quiche (I love quiche) in hopes of saving room for dessert.  The dessert turned out to be pretty standard European dessert…a little dry and not quite sweet enough.  Next time, I’ll go all out on the dinner itself.  Here I am in a blanket shawl the restaraunt owner gave me when it began to storm outside:

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We had a wonderful time, and we still enjoy being together!

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Then, we found our way to the Serena Nairobi which was wonderful.  I had to take a few pictures of our accommodations as this is the nicest place I’ve been a quite a while.  We felt pampered, and relaxed and renewed.  It was the perfect was to spend the rest of our anniversary.

Ian relaxing in the air conditioned room

Ian relaxing in the air conditioned room

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When we arrived in our room it was pretty darn cold so I started to hunt around for the thermostat.  It was NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!  Ian even had me look in the closet.  So, finally, I sat on the bed in defeat and looked over at the nightstand.  And what do you know?  There on the nightstand was the REMOTE CONTROL for the air conditioning!  Never seen that before!  It was great.
 
This is the fabulous bathroom that was pretty much my favorite part of the trip.  That gives you insight into our every day bathroom situations, because  a bathroom is not generally my favorite feature to point out:
Hot and cold water faucets along with marble and granite...score!
 
The fact that there was cold AND hot water faucets was amazing and the granite and marble didn’t hurt either.
 
Here was the other half of the bathroom, which was equally as handsome:
 
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And then the view of downtown Nairobi from our room:
 
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The only question left to answer is:  When can we go again?
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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shari Altree on October 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you got away and had such a wonderful time! Thanks for posting the pictures and story. It makes us feel not-so-far-away. Hugs and Kisses, Shari

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  2. Posted by erin on October 12, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Hi Guys,
    So glad you had a little get away! That tub looked goood! Hope you soaked in it with a glass of wine!

    Love you,
    e

    Reply

  3. Posted by Anna on October 14, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Is Ian eating locusts yet and wearing camel’s hair with that beard?

    Reply

  4. Posted by Natalie on October 18, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I’m so glad you two got to get away to celebrate your anniversary! What a blessing!

    Love,
    Natalie

    Reply

  5. Posted by Adria on October 20, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Wow you two,
    Looks pretty snazzy! I think 12 years went by pretty fast. Ian, I think your obsession with beards is rearing its head again….
    Love,
    Adria

    Reply

  6. Posted by Angie Battle on October 20, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    SO, I remember many days in college driving around the lake with Ian when you two weren’t together, of him dreaming of every way possible to get you back. He’s always been so in love with you, Anne. . . .

    I’m so, so, SSOOO happy for you two, that things ended up for you so well. You have such a beautiful family, and an amazing story. We’re praying for baby #3, and look forward to many more details.

    LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! The best I’ve ever read!

    Much love,
    Angie & Co.

    Reply

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