Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Weekend Getaway

This last weekend Sean and I were able to get away for a couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. As I mentioned in my previous post we went to Hood River. We stayed at a nice little bed and breakfast in town. The room was very nice and the breakfast each morning was really good. When we arrived we found a note telling us where are room was located, so we journeyed upstairs to our suite and found the door propped open. The room was very nice with a small living area and kitchenette, but as I turned the corner and entered our bed room I found a cat laying on our bed. To tell you the truth it kind of caught me off guard. I gasped and said "There's a cat on our bed" Now I'm not a big lover of cats, and I was kind of disgusted that they would let there cat come up to our room and sleep on our bed. Sean reached out to touch it to get it to move off our bed, and it did nothing. At that point I realized it was fake. I did however remove it from the bed. In my opinion cats do not belong on the bed not even fake ones!

On Saturday we went downstairs to eat breakfast. We had fruit followed by some banana nut bread, then some sort of quiche, meatballs and toast, and coffee, tea, and juice to drink. Everything was really good, and it was interesting to listed to every ones conversation, and find out all the different places everyone had come from. After breakfast we drove out to the airport for Sean's surprise flight lesson. I really pulled it off well he was really caught off guard, and really had no idea what I had planned. As the flight instructor explained to him that he would actually be flying the plane I could tell he was really surprised, but happy too. Sean isn't the kind of guy to show a lot of emotion, but he was all smiles.

The instructor explaining to Sean how things work on the plane

In the plane getting ready for take off.

Mt. Hood our scenic destination

Mt. Hood right outside our window.

The Gorge and Hood River

Our landing strip

My Pilot safe on the ground again.

After the flight lesson we ate some lunch, browsed through some of the shops down town, and then went on the Mt. Hood train ride. It was a fun relaxing ride. Here are some more pictures.

Sean and I waiting for the train to leave the depot

Scenery on the train ride

The engine switching ends or the train

Saturday was a pretty long day, so by the end we were feeling kind of lazy so we rented a movie, and had Taco Bell for dinner in our room...I know so romantic! Sunday we got up and packed things up as we got ready for church. Then we went downstairs for breakfast, but when we got there two seats were left, but not next to each other. It was a little awkward at first, but the couple that was there the day before from Boston said we were way to quite the day before, so we needed to sit apart in hopes that we might converse more. I don't know if it really worked, but they were very nice and did try to include us in the conversation. The breakfast once again was wonderful. Stuffed french toast, ham, and fresh fruit. All very yummy. It was a great to be able to get away and spend some time together. In some ways I wish it would have lasted longer, but I was starting to miss the kids and was looking forward to getting back home.


Cherrie said...

That sounds like such a wonderful trip. Keep the information I might need to borrow it some time. I would love to have some time away just me and Lee again.

Neena said...

Well I'm glad that you enjoyed your anniversary trip. How exciting to ride with Bro. Sean piloting! It must have been pretty fun! Yummy breakfasts, lots of variety! Too bad you had to sit apart, but it's nice that the couple tried to include you. The weekend must have been the perfect length of time. Enough to enjoy yourself, with getting back home just in time that all of your fun was enjoyed thoroughly, not wishing to be back with the kids.

Jules said...

I absolutely LOVED the pictures! I seriously can't wait to see Oregon in person!!! It looks like you two had a VERY fun day! That is so awesome. That was pretty funny about the fake cat on your bed, hehe. Mt Hood is really pretty! I'm glad you got to get away with your hubby :)

Sis. Lori P. said...

I'm with you on the cat! And the taco bell in your room... we love to get pizza and eat it in our room when we get to have a "get away"!

marykathryn said...

That does sound like a great time!! It is so good to get a way for a few days and just have some hubby time...We don't get to do that very often, so this year for us us extra special too!! Congrats on 15 yrs.!!
BTW.. I liked your list too and I agree..Hurry up sunshine!!

JoAnn said...

The trip sounds almost heavenly, but that cat would have freaked me out!!

meNmykids said...

Glad you had fun.

Tish said...

I know I'd talked to you about your trip, but it was nice to see the pictures. It looks so beautiful from the plane. We'll have to be copycats someday! I'm glad you had a good time.

Mom of 3, Aunt of 13 said...

We really enjoy Bed & Breakfasts. It is really nice to get take out and veg out and relax. That plane trip sounded like alot of fun.

Chantel said...

Sounds like you had a blast! That was so thoughtful of you to get sean a flight lesson. It all sounds great. I'm glad you had a good time.

colorado girl said...

that is some cool looking picture. I hope you guys had fun. call sometime.

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