Saturday, May 19, 2012

Then And Now

WARNING!  Photo overload ahead!

May 18, 1996.  ACK!  We are so young!
May 18, 2012
I won't get all mushy on you but we have had a fabulous 16 years together and I love Kevin very much!  He is a wonderful husband & father and the kids and I are very blessed that he is ours.  

We had a great evening out to celebrate our anniversary.  The restaurant was excellent (drinks, food & service) and the views were amazing.  If you are ever in Bangkok, a visit to the Moon Bar & Vertigo at the Banyan Tree Hotel for drinks and/or dinner should definitely be on your "to do" list! Kevin and I are both very uncomfortable with heights (how he managed to sky dive is beyond me!) and being so high & exposed was a little unnerving at first.  However, the set up of the rooftop is such that you never feel like you are on the "edge"  (although it sure looks that way in some of the photos below) and we relaxed very quickly and enjoyed the evening.  

We began with drinks at the Moon Bar and enjoyed the view.  You can see the Chao Praya river in the top of the photo below.
Please excuse my hair in the photo below.  It looks like I am getting ready to take flight!
The green space in the photo below is Lumpini Park, one of the very few parks in Bangkok.
The photo below shows the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (golf course, horse racing, etc).
The rooftop of the Banyan Tree Hotel was essentially split in half - on one side was the Moon Bar and Vertigo (the restaurant where we ate) was on the other side.  The photo below was taken from our table in Vertigo and looking across to the Moon Bar at dusk.
Our table in Vertigo for dinner.
Happily settled at said table.
Looking out over Western Bangkok.
My appetizer - layered tomato, avocado, tuna tartare, sour cream and salmon roe. The greens on top of the roe were tiny four leaf clover-like plants.
Kevin's Caesar salad.
Night falling over Bangkok.
Looking from our table in the restaurant over to the Moon Bar as it gets darker.
Kevin's entree - scallops, asparagus and sweet potato mash served over a creamy coconut lime sauce. Amazing!
My entree - braised beef short rib over polenta and grilled root vegetables.  Delicious!
More night photos.  Just as it got dark, a large storm front moved across the northern edge of Bangkok and we were treated to a spectacular lightning show.  Fortunately, the rain held off for us.  

The Chao Praya river is in the upper right corner in the photo below.
We did have coffee and dessert (a Thai version of Tiramisu) but I forgot to take photos. Oops!  I think the wine was starting to affect me by then.  We hired a driver for the evening so we left the restaurant, settled in the car and enjoyed the ride home.

Today is Kevin's birthday but the kids have basketball in the early afternoon, he is golfing in the late afternoon and the kids have a dance at school tonight so we decided we will celebrate tomorrow instead.  

Have a great Saturday!


CapeCassidys said...

Happy anniversary! xoxo~Patrick and Merrily

Chic Coastal Living said...

So awesome! Glad you had a great time!