Its the craziest thing, but I ran away from home with my Mom not too long ago. She ran away from home too. Hee hee.
We checked into a hotel not even an hour from home!
You see, we had talked about doing a little fall get-a-way, but everything we talked about seemed rather expensive. Taking their motorhome would cost a lot for gas, and we could not go far. Driving anywhere would be costly. Hotel prices would be added to that. Plus, I had to find somebody to watch my girls and could not be gone from home too long.
So, we decided that, silly though it might be, we would just go to another town close by, check into a hotel, and spend some time together just relaxing. Mom brought her knitting, and I brought my scrapbooking. We brought our swimsuits for the pool and hot tub, and a bottle of wine, and our favorite books. It was heaven!
View from our window:
Our hotel was on the beautiful Kenai River, so we took walks along the water and enjoyed watching the late silver salmon roll in the waves. We enjoyed the last of the fall leaves blowing by our faces. That night we watched talk shows and giggled like little girls. Mom wanted icecream, so we dumped our purses and seached through our coat pockets looking for enough change to get icecream bars out of the machine in the hall. Then we ran down there in our pajamas and bare feet, trying to sneak back into the room before we were seen. I had never even heard of Choco Tacos but they were good!
We had such a great time! But time passed way too quickly, and it was time to head for home. Mom said something about too bad we could not stay longer, and I jumped on it. I called my babysitter, and she said she could stay with the girls another night! We called the front desk, and they said why yes, our room was available that night as well. Too cool! We felt wicked and spoiled and it was a delicious feeling. There was a restaurant we had been wanting to try, so we went there for dinner and the brick-oven-baked pizza was garlicky perfection.
The whole trip left me feeling refreshed and de-stressed. My schedule had been moving along pretty fast, and it was lovely to slow down and have some time with Mom. Life is always uncertain, and we need to grab every opportunity to be with the people we love most, to just walk with them, listen to them, laugh with them, and fight over the last glass of wine with them. Mom is my best friend, and I'm just lucky in every way to have somebody like her as my mother. We always have fun together, and we can be as goofy as we want, and not have to worry about acting normal. LOL.
Thanks Mom! And I agree with you, this needs to be an annual trip. I'll bring the Choco Tacos...