Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christmas Vacation Part II..... LA.

Christmas morning after opening presents and eating breakfast we hopped into the car to head to the warm weather and sunshine!   I don't know why but I've never really cared for Christmas Day.... I feel like it's always so boring!  So we road trip....

We headed first to Glendora to spend the next day with the Lindstrom's Clan.  Nils gave us our favorite present!

The 2012 Lindstrom Family Video!
The next morning we headed to Lars' apartment to get some things and take a dip in his gorgeous pool in Pasadena.  

 That night Loraine decided we should have a" Downton Abbey Dinner".......... 7 courses and all.  The entire meal took probably 2 hours but man it was delicious and so much fun!  Nils set up a tri-pod and took pictures of each course..... but sadly I don't have them.
 The Menu:
Cranberry/Cream Cheese tarts with Martinelli's
Tomato Basil Soup with toasted baguettes
Roast Duck with prunes (shockingly amazing)
Spinach Bacon Mushroom salad with poppy seed dressing
Prime Rib and roasted rosemary potatoes
Cheese and Fruit
Swedish Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

We pretty much rolled away from the table after.................
Oh yes, and then the English Crackers for the grand finale.

 The next day Lars and Jason wanted to surf and I wanted to run on the sand. Bulsa Chica had the best waves in LA county.... so we headed there.

It was amazing!
 Jason got stung by a stingraye.

On to the last part of the trip..........

1 comment:

Kennan said...

Love the Downton Abbey dinner idea!