BOO HOO SPRING BREAK IS OVER!

Now that Spring Break is over, I’m busy thinking about the next break.  The older I get the more I like down time and no work time.    We started the Spring Break off with work.  Yep – always start with what you dread so it feels so much more fun when you’re finished.  We painted all of our entrance way, up the stairs, upstairs hallway and the laundry room.  Who would of known that these three little innocent words below could cause so much trouble:

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Those three little words caused this:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYep – took the plaster right off the wall.  Hubbie was not too happy with me, since I insisted those nasty three words go up in the first place.  Stencil, people, stencil!  No more using two sided tape to hang letters on the walls.  Had to use a heat gun  to get the letters off with minimal damage.  No living, loving or laughing at that point.  A lot of screaming, shouting and swearing.  After the work was done we decided it was time to treat ourselves for all of our hard labour and headed to White Rock for an Italian dinner at Italian Touch.  We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.  Bought a Groupon and it was worth it.  Here’s our view from our table:

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The dinner:

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The dessert:

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The next day we decided to head down to Marysville, Washington and spend the night, do a little shopping and more eating.  The Tulalip Resort is five minutes  away as well as a great outlet shopping mall.  I spent a total of $35.00 shopping and got three items.  The boys are into the Under Armour hoodies – $150.00  later the boys got three hoodies and one Nike jacket.  How did that happen – I get the cheap the boys get the expensive!

That night we decided on Mexican for dinner and I found this little authentic gem on the GPS.  Reading the reviews through travel advisor – all said not to be turned off by the restaurant’s appearance inside and out.  Not your trendy place but good down to earth authentic Mexican food served and cooked by the father  and son owners.  El Rinconcito  in Marysville – worth a visit if you’re travelling through the area.  We didn’t get to the restaurant until 8:50 pm and the restaurant was closed at 9:00 pm.   I told the owner I would understand if he didn’t want to serve us as we were so late.  Through his broken accent – “no, no, please you and your family sit down and eat!”  Very true to the trip advisor reviews the appearance of the restaurant in and out was not appealing.  The area looked a little rough and I didn’t take a picture of the view from our table because there was a  police incident going on outside!

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Looking at the prices of the dinners  (all $10.00 and under) I assumed there wouldn’t be too much food.  I wasn’t terribly hungry so I ordered one enchilada with re-fried beans and rice – cost was $7.75.  My youngest wouldn’t try any mexican so he ordered a cheeseburger and fries, my husband and other son both ordered combos – cost $10.00.  Well the food came and I couldn’t get over the amount of food.  The meals were fresh and delicious.  Total cost of the bill was $54.00 for the four of us – 64.00 total with tip added.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The next day we woke up to snow. On the way home we stopped at the Tulalip Casino Resort for a few photo ops.  Beautiful resort owned by the Tulalip Bands.

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Nothing too exciting but we had a ball this Spring Break..Until the next break!

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