Monday, May 24, 2010

In Which Jer and I Go On A Date

Yesterday Jeremy and I left Connor with respite care and went out on a date to celebrate our sixth anniversery.

We have a tradition where each year Jeremy and I go and pick out a yixing teapot together.  These are little clay teapots made out of a certain clay from china.  They hold enough tea for only one or two people, are left unglazed, and are shaped in a variety of traditional or whimsical ways.  You are only supposed to use one type of tea in them, and after a long time of use the teapot begins to absorb the flavor of the tea into the porous clay. 

There's a shop in Pike Place Market that sells hundreds of yixing teapots, so we went there and picked one out.  This year's model has a rabbit on the top, and is very cute.  We walked out of the store and realized that the Four Seasons Hotel was just on the other side of the street.  While we were not interested in the hotel, we were very interested in the fact that the chocolatier Fran's (which makes perhaps the best salted caramels the world has ever seen) is located on the bottom floor of the hotel.  I've ordered their caramels on numerous occasions for Jeremy, and I believe that if it were possible to subsist on only one food for the rest of his life, he might very well choose those.  They are really that good.

We had actually talked about seeking the store out and had no idea it was located so close to Pike Place Market.  We dashed across the street, and I believe we were actually drooling by the time we walked in the door, where we proceeded to buy a little bit of just about everything, along with a whole bunch of caramels, of course.  I'm sure Fran's will now be added to our list of Places We Must Take People When They Come To Visit. 

After we finished indulging ourselves, we walked around the market a while longer and then headed back down south to hit the movie theater.  We saw Iron Man II, which we agreed was rather mediocre, and then headed (of course) to a coffee shop to finish out the night. 

All in all I think it was a lovely way to celebrate an anniversary!



Niksmom said...

Happy anniversary!

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary! (To both of us -- Neil's and mine is today, number 7!) Sounds like a delightful day. I have a yixing teapot -- I didn't know you were only supposed to brew one kind of tea in it. Mine has seen quite a variety. Everything tastes great from it, so I don't think I've ruined it. We just got back from a quick jaunt to Toronto (with Ben) for our anniversary. Best wishes for the coming year.

Jess said...

Thanks, you two! Julia, our anniversary was actually on Wednesday, but we had respite care on Sunday, so that's when we celebrated. A very happy anniversary to you and Neil!


Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Happy Anniversary (a little late)!


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