Monday, July 26, 2010

Mystery vacation with an undisclosed location

If one were to plan a perfect vacation for me it would include the following

1) A location I don't know until we get there

2) Begin with a stop where Guy Fieri ate that happens to have lots of pandas dressed as Mexican bandits with amazing food combos. Like Jade red chicken, emerald chicken, cuban black beans, and jerk fried rice. Chino Bandito, you have my seal of approval with your Mexican/Chinese/Jamaican food.
3) A drive with super cool rainbows
4) A stay in a world class hotel. One that has our own private cabin by the creek, so that you hear water flowing off your porch. One that only has valet parking. Which sparked the best quote from a valet after we explained how to get past the anti-theft for our car. "That's not too bad. It's the breathalyzers that always get me."

The valets must also put cold bottles of water in all of your cup holders every time, as well as wash your windshield as you are checking out.

And the hotel needs a bell man that takes all of your stuff up to the cabin that has candles lit and music playing (you know, since they radioed in "The Andersons are here" when we first drove onto the property). Then the bell boy should show you all the room perks, like the bathrobes and slippers, (My feet, not the bell boy's)

fireplace and tv, free toiletries with a mending kit and loofah (you know they all came home with me) and an OUTDOOR SHOWER THAT IS AMAZING!

5) There must also be complimentary yoga classes at multiple times throughout the day. As well as fresh scones and hot chocolate each morning. With an astronomy tour on Friday nights.

6) Of course there needs to be a concierge that is friendly and all knowing. So when you ask for a nice diner to eat breakfast at (since the hotel restaurant is $25/person for breakfast), she whips out a map to give us and highlights the route to her top three options.

7) The vacation must also be centered around new and beautiful hiking.
A hike that the concierge suggests, maps to the trail head, AND gives you copies of the trail info from the most popular Sedona hike books.(Rain, not sweat. Well some sweat, but mostly rain)

8) The vacation should also include lots of fun restaurants, fudge, and bakeries as well as significant portions of time to read by the creek and take advantage of the chairs with complimentary water bottles just inviting you to sit. So your vacation is actually relaxing instead of stressful (My picture is on my phone, so I stole the website's)

Needless to say, I have to coolest husband ever, that managed to get this typically $400/night hotel for $130/night AND keep the location a secret for a month. This was more perfect for me than Hawaii darling, thanks for knowing me so well.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Vocab word

Today's word for the day is:


If you already know what it means, you are awesome. If you don't, you should look it up and become awesome.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Well the G20 is slowly meeting its demise. John has now had three prayer-filled commutes to work and is ready to have a car with working brakes and an engine that doesn't over heat. So in an effort to make room in the garage for a new addition, I'm saying goodbye to Stella. And her brand new battery. She was lovely and so much fun to ride. So now you too can pretend you are Cary Grant in Roman Holiday or Megan Fox in Transformers for the low price of $900 (but if you are a reader of this blog, $800 is what I'm really wanting for it.) Tell everyone you know! Especially that poor college student that can't really afford a car payment. Or the person that could appreciate the gas savings of 80 miles to the gallon. Or the photographer who could use a really fantastic prop. Or someone who rented one in Catalina and had a blast. Or anyone else you could possibly think of!


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