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Monday, February 16, 2009

Our romantic getaway weekend

John and I just got back from a very romantic getaway weekend.  My parents had flown in to watch the boys.  Their visit also coincided with a visit from my cousin Josh and his wife Julia.  Josh is in the Air Force stationed in Italy and they brought their adorable baby, Veronika.  So my parents were able to spend time with Micah and Caleb as well as with Josh, Julia, and Veronika. 

I say it was a weekend, but really we were just gone overnight.  But it felt longer.  We left Saturday afternoon and had lunch at Red Lobster….mmmm…..Red Lobster.  We made our way north, but on the way stopped at the outlets in Pismo.  John was itching to visit the grand opening of the new Nike outlet.  It was nice, because we just walked around the outlet mall for as long as we wanted with no kids in tow.  You know how it is with kids…their behavior dictates your plans sometimes. 

We checked in to the Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach.  We were WAY out of our league here.  The place was so nice, and our poor little car was surrounded by Porsches, BMWs and Corvettes.  I should mention that we were going to be staying there FREE!!!  John had won a night’s stay at work, and we decided to save it so we could celebrate our anniversary.  Our anniversary was actually last weekend, but my parents weren’t able to be here until this weekend.  But that was entirely ok because that meant we got to celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

Here are pictures of our hotel room, which was pretty much like a one bedroom apartment, since it was fully loaded:

This is the view from our front door.

vday 1

Here is our kitchen.

vday 2

This is the living room.  John was focused on the TV, of course.

vday 3 

This is the view from our deck.  There was a couple getting married that day.  They are in between the palm trees.

vday 4

Our room overlooked the pool, but it was so cold we didn’t go swimming.

vday 5

Our bathroom. 

vday 6

John’s a goober, so when he took this picture he said, “This is where the magic happens.”  I felt like we were watching an episode of MTV’s Cribs.

vday 7

John took this picture of the complimentary water.  He kept telling me that the water bottles told him he had nice hair….get it?  Complimentary?  Ha ha.

vday 8

View of the sunset from our deck.  It was simply beautiful.

vday 9

We had reservations at the Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe, so we headed out.  I should mention that he was given a gift certificate at work, so this was also FREE!!!  Free is my favorite word!  Some girls may want all the frills and everything that money can buy, but I love it when we get a deal!

I had the Far Western Ravioli, and John had the peppercorn crusted steak.  He said it was the best steak he had ever had.  We really enjoyed our meals. 

After dinner, we decided to go see a movie.  We had heard a lot of buzz about Slumdog Millionaire, so we saw that.  It was a pretty good movie.

After the movie, we went over to get ice cream.  We headed back to the hotel.  We let ourselves in to a nice surprise.  The fireplace was going and the covers were turned down.  There were even chocolates on our pillows!  I have never been in a hotel with turndown service.

It was a wonderful thing getting to sleep in.  The boys have been waking up extra early lately, so we enjoyed getting a little extra sleep.

We had breakfast at the Spyglass Inn, which was located next to our hotel.  And we had gift certificates that John had won at work, so once again, our meal was free!  Hooray!  I don’t know, but the meals may have tasted better because we didn’t pay for them.

We took our time heading back home.  We stopped at a few stores along the way.  We could have stayed away a little longer, but we were missing our boys.

Overall, I had a great weekend!  I got to spend time alone with the love of my life.  Happy 5th anniversary to us!


Crutchley's said...

Will there be a visitor in 9 months!?! :-) hehehehe!

Anitra Cruz said...

that looks like a fantastic weekend!!! :) Gosh how nice a weekend away with no kiddies would be! I am so glad you guys enjoyed yourself! :)