Monday, September 12, 2011

Great Date Weekend

Andy and I got to get away for the weekend!  It was wonderful and much needed!  Technically, it was for a board meeting, but we made a date weekend out of it anyway!

We got to Denver Friday around noon and headed straight for PF Changs.  My rule is that while we are in a big city with good food, we make the most of it!  PF Changs was so perfect for me!  I think because there were no kids, so not only was it peaceful, but I got to order like an adult not really on a eating out budget!  I got to share an appetizer with Andy, order a meal that came with soup and have a Dr. Pepper!  Big splurge!

Then we went to IKEA.  I've never been there before and I have heard all of the hype, so when Denver got a new (enormous) one, I thought we should check it out!  I felt like I was at a home decorating zoo or something!  It was a destination--an attraction--all to itself.  Crazy.  I wish I could decorate a dorm room again!

After my IKEA first, we headed to an afternoon movie. 

From there, we checked into our hotel which was perfect.  We stayed at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver and it was a mixture of old classic hotel meets circus tent.  Weird, but so cool!  I picked a good one this time (that isn't always the case)!

Our hotel was one block from 16th street, so we went walking.  16th Street is a cool outdoor mall-type street that is closed to cars and only open to horse carriages and bike taxis.  In the middle of the street are chess games and street vendors and all kinds of weird Denver people.  We ate on the patio of the Cheesecake Factory.  Yummy!  Come to think of it, I left the "take home" portion of my cheesecake in the hotel fridge.  Bummer.

And that was Friday.  We had a blast together!  I loved every minute!

The rest of the time was pretty much meetings and me being tired, so Friday was the highlight!  I'm so thankful that I got this weekend with my hubby!

Tomorrow I am off to Mexico with my mom and my sis, Jennafer, for our annual girls' trip!  I cannot wait to be with two of my very best friends for five days!


kristyn said...

I'm so glad you got this lovely weekend with Andy! Stinks that you forgot the cheese cake though. Hope your girl trip is fun!

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