Early Anniversary FunPosted: September 16, 2013
I missed Feline Fridays last week. I’m sorry if that ended your week on a sour note. I most certainly hope you had more to look forward to than that!
DT and I are celebrating our fourth (fourth!) anniversary Wednesday. I can’t believe we’ve been married four years. In some ways it feels like our wedding was two minutes ago, in others it feels like a lifetime. Funny how time can take such different contexts.
Anyway….given our upcoming bathroom remodel, we’ve committed to NOT giving each other gifts for the next several/many/all holidays and events. For like a year. Or two. Or three. We’d rather go DO something (go out for dinner and/or go someplace fun) than try to figure out gifts, since neither of us need anything.
It so happened that we had a free night to use soon through the Marriott Rewards program, so we booked a room at the Courtyard in Maple Grove. About 20 minutes away from our house, lots of shopping and restaurants in the area – a fun little quick getaway and early celebration!
We punctually arrived for check-in at 3:00 Saturday.
DT and I love staying at hotels. They’re so relaxing and it’s just kinda nice to not be domestically accountable for anything during your stay.
We also love the pool and hot tub. We made a beeline downstairs after unloading our bags in the room.
After a couple of hours in the water we looked like prunes, so headed back up to 408. Time to shower and tune into the HAWKEYES!
Hawkeyes vs. Cyclones….HUGE rivalry. Huge.
We watched the first half in the room. At halftime, I happened upon the last few minutes of As Good as It Gets.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
Melvin and Carol. They are so sweet.
They got warm rolls. Awwww.
Well, anyway. On with it, DT says.
We meandered down to a local watering hole for the second half. A *tad* stressful, but the Hawks pulled it off in the end, 27-21.
Cheers to four years!
And the Hawkeyes!
We went down to the pool for another swim after the game. Hey – when at the Courtyard….use that pool!
That was our weekend play….what were you up to?