I'll be honest with you. This post is mostly about the hotel we stayed in and my cute little pup. Why? Because a huge ice storm hit while we were there and it got pretty bad. So we had the excuse to stay in and enjoy the hotel. Netflix, fireplace, pool, hot tub...I'm not sure I would have left that even if outside had not turned into a giant skating rink!
We had a two bedroom suite, because my MIL came along to watch Indy whenever we went down to the pool area. The hotel allows you to leave your pets for a short time, but Indy still has a bit of separation anxiety and it is far worse in new places. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, which is always a plus. The common areas had a full kitchen, dining table, and living room with a fireplace and patio.
We arrived on Wednesday and the hotel was offering free macaroni and brownies in the breakfast area downstairs. Two of my favorite things being offered for free? Well, I was all over that. The food they offered was great. Above is my breakfast on our last day. They have waffles, eggs, sausage patties, potato cakes, muffins, bagels, yogurt, and probably more that I am forgetting. My husband went down and got me a plate each morning and I think he brought the whole buffet to me over the course of the two mornings! Thank goodness I had the pool to swim it off!
It was a fun trip and it was absolutely fantastic to finally get away. It had been since last March and after breaking my knee, months have been dragging on. I needed this vacation more than I ever have needed one before and I think that is what made it so difficult to bounce back after the holiday. I do feel rejuvenated, though. I still focused on my knee while in the pool and hot tub, but the rest of the time was just relaxing and doing nothing. And it rocked.