Sunday, February 21, 2010
So if you read my last post you know that Hubs surprised me about 12 hours before we had to leave that we were blowing the burbs for a one night Anniversary Getaway! I was so excited because we usually do this kind of thing every year but had decided we would try to save some cash. Who is excited? Me!
We went to the National Harbor and checked into the Westin! This is one of our favorite hotels and have been doing a sort of Westin tour every where we go. We walked around the shops and headed over to explore The Gaylord Hotel, amazing! They have this gigantic atrium with stores, shops, bars, and restaurants, and it's all inside! We came upon a Spa and he says let's go in and look at their prices...We walk in and he says to the lady at the desk, "This is Brandi she is here for her 2:00 Chocolate Raspberry Pedicure." I'm stunned into silence. He had made me an appointment!!! My feet were in terrible shape too...Just soaking them in that little whirlpool for feet was such a joy. I got to snack on strawberries and flip through magazines for a full hour. My heels are now as soft as a baby's butt...it's a miracle! After the pedicure I got to "dry" in the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea and panoramic views of the water....It's like I died and went to heaven!
Next we hit a bar and enjoyed a couple of beers and some really fantastic wings. The best part was I didn't have to rush to eat my food or try to entertain a cranky 3 year old. No one needed to be escorted to the potty. There were no crayons are little cars anywhere to be seen. Heaven.
Dinner at an authentic Mexican restaurant with a view of the Harbor at night. They made fresh guacamole right at our table. Real Margaritas with Silver Tequila. Salt. Delicious.
The best part was that Hubs and I actually got to engage in adult conversation without and interruptions. We needed it. I think we are both feeling refreshed and renewed. I think we also remembered that we need to appreciate each other a little more and not take so much for granted:)
We even spent an hour in the hotels hot tub. I slept like a baby and my Hubs had to wake me up at 10:00. ***10:00 AM***.
After a great Breakfast buffet at The Gaylord it was time to check out. We had a great time. I missed my boys though and coming home to Muffin running down the hall calling, "Mommy, Mommy" with the biggest smile on his face just made the whole weekend.