Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Fondue Was Our Guide

So, about a month ago, we were supposed to head to The Melting Pot for my birthday. Back up:  you need to understand how much I LOVE The Melting Pot.  It is seriously the best restaurant ever, and we don't eat all day in preparation for the deliciousness that awaits us. 

Anyway, back to a month ago...well, Caleb got sick and we didn't go.  It was sad and disappointing, but I had to take care of my pitiful boy.  So, we looked at the calendar and the next available day was January 30th.  (sad, isn't it??)

Fast forward to this week when the weather reports started focusing in on a major winter storm heading our way...up from the south!  We MD folks understand that the phrase up from the south means we are going to get hit hard.  Of course, this couldn't happen during the week--noooooo!  Weekend snow does me no good, and I was especially concerned that the white stuff was going to snuff out our Melting Pot plans yet again.

Saturday morning, Matt checked the accumulation totals (increased from 1-3 inches to 8-10!!) and drove around a bit to see how the roads were.  After a bit of hemming and hawing, we decided to just go for it and turn around if it was too bad.  We dropped Caleb off at my sister's and headed north.  The further north we got, the better the roads were, actually.  It took us about an hour and 45 minutes to get there, which really isn't that much longer than normal.

So was it worth it?  OH YEAH!  The fondue did not disappoint, and I managed to eat every one of my shrimp and scallops!!  (not to mention the cheese appetizer, salad, and s'more chocolate for dessert!) 

We finished the night off with a movie at home and then slept in this morning before picking Caleb up.  It was grand!

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