I woke up bright and early this morning ready for my surprise trip with The Husband. He actually told me we were going to The Winchester Mystery House before we left since we couldn’t go on my birthday so I guess it wasn’t so much of a surprise anymore LOL. :)…..He knew I was bummed that we couldn’t go when it was raining, but, today was a beautiful 70 degrees of sunshine!
This morning as I caught up on blogging I snacked on some Banana Chips (1 pt).
Obviously my banana chips didn’t hold me over too long, so I snacked on some TJ’s Cashews on our drive (4 pts for the entire pack).
When we arrived at the Winchester Mystery House we decided to head across the street for lunch before our tour.
I had a 7 pt Turkey and Ham sandwich with Swiss cheese, AVOCADO and ALL the veggies on 9-grain Honey Oat. I LOVE Jalapeño slices on my sandwich!
They were all out of apples 🙁 so I opted for some 2 pt Baked Lays for some crunch with my sandwich.
After lunch, we walked across the street to The Husband’s Surprise Spot for us.
We checked out the gift shop and museum while we waited for our tours to start. Seriously ~ how cool is this gingerbread house?!
Then again, how weird is it that it is 19 years old and still 100% together…kinda freaky.
Fun gingerbread house facts.
We signed up to do both the Mansion Tour and the Behind The Scenes Tour. They don’t let you take pictures inside while you are on tour, but, you can check out some of the the pictures and such online in the photo gallery or video gallery.
Here we are being cheesy with our super cool hard hats! Friends shouldn’t let friends take corny pictures wearing hard hats at a tourist exhibit 🙂
I LOVE the “doors” and stairs to nowhere. Along with the random designs of the Mansion. Sarah Winchester was such an interesting woman and I LOVED hearing all the history. The House is definitely designed in interesting ways with projects started, not finished, closed off or rooms just added on right next to each other.
The crazy vine was grown after the 1906 Earthquake since Sarah didn’t want to restore any damage as a result of the earthquake.
The flowers and gardens were AMAZING…..
I think this archway is really cool, but, I don’t think I’d want one because there would be spiders in it 😀
We had fun touring the Winchester Mystery House….although I am a little bummed it wasn’t “scary” like. I think the mystery is more around “what was Sarah Winchester thinking” when she designed this or did that. We think she just had so much $$ to burn that she had all these projects as a way to spend it :D
On our way back, The Husband declared I should continue my trend of not cooking for the weekend since we’ve been gone all weekend. Not one to object to that, we headed over to Panda Express because I was CRAVING vegetables. I sometimes think I need a salt block or something too because I crave the saltiness in Chinese food LOL :) Here we go….even though you all have seen me order this a million times.
String Bean Chicken (3 pts)
Fire Cracker Chicken (4 pts)
Steamed veggies (1 pt)
Alright all, off to finish watching The Scandalous Bachelor ~ it’s almost rose ceremony time and I am so proud of Jake for how he handled the “Ali call”! You all will probably kill me for saying this, but, I sorta liked seeing the other side of Vienna that she showed tonight and now I am not so sure I am all too impressed with Gia. She seemed sorta ditsy tonight. I still like Tenley ~ how can you not – she is just so sweet.
Ok your turn…..tell me what you thought of The Scandalous Bachelor???
Recipe and catch up coming tomorrow ~ really!