MIL - 60s
SFIL (stepfatherinlaw)- 60s
DH- 40s local
me- 30s local
DS's - age 5 (on the 31st) and 6
On the 30th we waited for MIL and SFIL to arrive from Redmond. They left fairly early, to drop off their pup at the kennel. They drove 1-5, in taking Santiam Pass they notice the construction there, but passed by without having to stop. They did run into road construction on hwy 30, but it wasn't nearly as bad, as the wait between Knappa and Astoria on hwy 30 they ran into later in the trip.
They stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Astoria. My MIL had stayed there before and enjoys the view very much. I noticed the pillows are super, and they provide about 6 per bed.
They called us about 2pm or so and we headed into Astoria. We decided we were all hungry so we took them to my DH's favorite restaurant.. when we have money. The Silver Salmon. Our favorite dish there, the Coconut Beer Prawns is no longer an appetizer. But is provided as a entree, also it is in a three seafood dish with Salmon and oysters, and in a Salad.
Here is a link to the dinner menu, some items have changed - www.silversalmongrille.com/dinner.ivnu#eight
We all started with a drink - SFIL got a beer, DH got a Martini with Gin, MIL got a Lemon Drop, and I got a Cosmo, kiddos even got treated to Shirley temples.
MIL and I both got the Tropical Prawn Salad
DH- Silver Salmon Seafood Trio, but substituted Halibut for the Salmon, he loved every bite. He also had the chowder as his side.
SFIL- got the Appetizer of the butter clams.
5yo got the Hamburger (how boring, and messy when they put on their own ketchup and mustard!), He also spilled his water twice, and I had to find the waitress for a towel. The matredee (sp) came out and helped clean it up.
6yo after my own heart got the kids shrimp and chips. YUMMY. He ate every shrimp.. the kids always ask, where are the chips. They have yet to get convinced that fries are chips.
After that I thought we were super stuffed.. with all that, but of course the kiddos wanted dessert, so we split The Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake, and the lemon gellato with lemon glazed shortbread.
Oh man. I gained lbs just looking at the food. I did eat all my salad. I had had it before when I went with DS6yo and he had had the fish and chips that time I think. So I knew it was good and the same good prawns. For some reason it is the one "meat" my body can handle.
Anyway, we were all pretty full after that, and the IL's were tired from their drive up so they headed back to their hotel and we drove home.