Disney Fantasy Cruise | Western Caribbean | Animator’s Palate


Our first rotational dinner was scheduled for Animator’s Palate.  This restaurant is found in all of the Disney ships, but the decor on the Dream and Fantasy versions are much different than the Magic and the Wonder.  Click here to view this restaurant on our Magic cruise last year! From the paint palate shapes on…

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Disney Fantasy Cruise | Western Caribbean | Enchanted Garden Lunch


Soon after getting on the ship, our lil’ group decided it was time for some lunch!  There are usually a few places open for lunch on Embarkation Day, and the hours are listed in the Navigator (newsletter/calendar thing that you get each morning that tells you everything going on that day).  We headed down to…

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Thai Tanic Restaurant | Logan Circle | Washington, DC


Our last evening in Washington DC, we realized that we had no idea what to eat for dinner.  After some chit chat, we realized that we both had a craving for Thai food.  A few Google searches later and we had decided on Thai Tanic, a little place in the nearby neighborhood of Logan Circle….

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Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC


After returning from a Liverpool FC game in Baltimore (more on that later) we stopped at our hotel to shower and then headed out to dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill.  Literally around the corner from the White House, this is a popular restaurant for locals and tourists alike. The building and entrance is gorgeous!

Ray’s Hellburger in Arlington, Virginia


Matt and I recently took a long weekend to Washington, DC.   Our friends told us that we really needed to try out Ray’s Hellburger, which is situated just across the river in Arlington, VA. We spent a long hot (did I say HOT?) day walking around the city, taking photos of monuments and hitting several…

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Anniversary Dinner at Naples Italian Restaurant


Matt and I reached our 7th wedding anniversary over Memorial Day weekend!  We celebrated by eating dinner at Naples Italian Restaurant.   We reserved the “Blue Room” which is a private curtained table in a cozy corner of the dining room.  It’s covered in empty wine bottles that past guests write messages on or stuff…

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Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival 2012


On Saturday, We had a Brown(e) meet-up at the International Biscuit Festival in downtown Knoxville.  Situated alongside the weekly Farmer’s Market on Market Square, it was an explosion of local businesses.. anything from fresh produce, jams & jellies, flours and mixes, honey, and of course… biscuits.  A plethora of businesses piled onto Market St (temporarily…

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The Apple Barn | Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant


Wowza – a new post!  Thank you to everyone who stuck with me for the last week’s blog hiatus.  Between it being SuperBusyTime in my professional life and hosting our out of town family at our home, I’ve been a wee bit occupied.   I hope I didn’t lose too many of you out there…

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Disney Magic Cruise | Till We Meet Again Dinner


On the last night of a Disney Cruise on the Magic or the Wonder, you are given a special menu theme – Till We Meet Again.  We were back in Parrot Cay for this meal, and it was a great way to end our trip.  We said goodbye to our wonderful servers and our sweet table…

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