Sunday, May 24, 2015

Overnight Date Surprise!

We had scheduled a date for next Thursday and Devin and Melissa agreed to watch our kids. On Thursday, they asked if we'd also like to go out this weekend! We said, "Sure!"   Yesterday morning, they called and said, "How would you like to have an overnight date and stay at a hotel downtown?"  (I guess they wanted to say "thanks" for letting them stay in our basement).  "Um, YES!"   They reserved us a room at the Old Town Hotel and shooed us out of the house shortly after 5.

Heading out

We had a delicious dinner at Carrabba's (thanks to gift cards from Dad D. and the Lathams!  Thanks, guys!)

The hotel is so cool

Our room was gorgeous and Huge!!
(It was awesome having a corner room with all the windows!)

Looking back the other way
(The kitchenette had a fridge, stove top, dishwasher, microwave and all the necessary utensils for cooking - though we didn't need any of it).

The bedroom
(The bed was soo comfy, with a pillow top mattress)

This huge jacuzzi was in our room as well!

We checked in, watched some tv, while sitting in the jacuzzi tub, and then decided to see a 10:00 showing of "Avengers" at the Old Town theater a couple blocks away.   We hadn't gone to a movie that late in a while! =)  We walked over there, thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and had a nice walk (though a bit rainy) back to our hotel before crashing for the night.   We woke up at 9:30 this morning!   What bliss!! =)

In one of the four pretty windows overlooking Old Town

Every part of the hotel was beautiful, (and ornate, and old fashioned) this was the view from our floor down into the main atrium

I loved the phone in our room!

Philip outside the front entrance as we headed to breakfast

This cool sculpture was made out of bike parts!

I liked this stack of suitcases

Breakfast at Egg Cetera (isn't the name so cute??)

The food was soo good!
Philip had a bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese and eggs, with Waldorf salad

I had Eggs Benedict, roasted potatoes and onions, with a yogurt, fruit, granola parfait!

Selfie on the brick streets of Old Town

What a perfectly fun and relaxing date!   We are sooo thankful to the Pennys for their generosity!   Such a great way to kick off the holiday weekend! =)

3 comments:

The Woodfords said...

What a special time away for you both! So kind of the Pennys! Glad you had such a nice time!

Love, Steph

Mark and Rebekah said...

What a cool surprise! I LOVE all of the windows in the room you had. Looks like you had a great time away. Happy early (tomorrow!) birthday!
Love you!

Mom W. said...

Wow, that was amazing!!! So good to have great friends!!! Unique place to go too!!!