Monday, September 15, 2008

52 Blessing Project~ Week 37

This Week I Am Grateful For~Anthony's!!

When I was a little girl one of my favorite things was when my parents would load all 8 of us into the van or station wagon and we would head to the harbor to eat at Anthony's. Anthony's is a fun restaurant that is on the harbor. It has been around since 1946 and is still going strong! When

we went we would always order the same thing~Shrimp boats! It was fried shrimp that was served in a blue plastic boat! I think I loved the boat as much as the food!

I loved going to Anthony's!

it always felt like such a great adventure!

Well, we took the girls to the fish grotto there this weekend and it brought back such great memories! The food was still incredible and it was neat being able to sit with my family by the water, feeding the gulls, watching boats sail by and enjoying a fun lunch! I loved being able to recreate the same memories for my kids as the ones I loved growing up!

As we were leaving we walked past the Star of The Sea Room. It is next to the grotto and a part of Anthony's. It is a fine dining restaurant. I was reminded of my 16th birthday! My dad took me on my first date and I chose to go there! It was so fun. I remember how grown up I felt!

I had such fun this weekend reminiscing and sharing with my family!

It was wonderful sharing those memories with my kids and enjoying a beautiful day on the harbor!


Anthony_toRWH said...

Well gosh, I wish I could've gone! I love my fish grotto. :p

I have your pictures. Many of them are on my blog. Give me your email and I'll send you the rest. Love you!

W. Vidal said...

I just wish Anthony's looked better on the inside. Last time Erica and I went there, I called it Denny's Fish Grotto. Hopefully it was cleaner inside when you went! :D

raising4boys said...

That does sound fun! I love thinking about childhood memories.

goingsome said...

Oh, how fun. We'll have to check it out the next time we are in CA. I have never been, even growing up in San Diego. Our kids would love it.

KLS said...

Oh...memories. I wish I could take a trip back to CA. Glad you took a break and got away with the family.


I hate seafood but I always loved going to Anthony's. It is a great restaurant. I feel like we need to go next time we are there. Glad that you guys had so much fun!

Shelli said...

That's where I went with Dad on my 16th birthday, too! It was so much fun. Thanks for bringing back great memories for me, too.

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