A week ago today(kinda funny I haven’t been able to get to this until Friday…) we left on a little Mother’s Day getaway!
Dave has long been wanting to figure out something special to do, as in our family, this day is for me. He knows I love Park City and knows I’d rather be spending this day in private, with just our family. Since this is not really possible when you’re co-habitating with in laws, he searched the internet for some good deals.
Dave is hilarious. His family didn’t travel much and when they did, did not stay much in hotels. My family- polar opposite. We were professional movers and in limbo from one place to the next we stayed everywhere from Timeshares, to DoubleTree resorts, to Motel 8’s. Early on I learned to appreciate a good hotel. So, Dave enlisted my help. We found a place online in Park City for pretty cheap, that looked really nice. Its part of Marriott’s Vacation Club, which is pretty much a timeshare thing.
We left Friday right after Dave got off work. We got our room and were impressed! Take a gander….
The room was a “Villa” and was about 1000 square feet. It had a bedroom with a king in it, a living room with a hide-a-bed, and a MASSIVE bathroom- there is a two person whirlpool tub(that was gross, so we bought bleach and cleaned it ourselves), a shower, and two different vanities. It had a full kithen with a dining area that sat 6. It was quite the place! I’d stay there again, but make sure to add in my reservation notes, “Please make sure to clean out the black sediment out of the whirlpool tub prior to our arrival, THANKS!”
The first night we went to dinner at MainStreet. I’d been there years ago when we lived in Park City for the summer before we moved to Oklahoma. I remember it being a lot different. People came and took your order, they actually waited on you. Its a lot more laid back now- you place your order at the counter, get your own drinks and then someone brings your food out later. It was still good though! We ordered this yummy 5 cheese pizza. It was a TON of cheese, but soooo good! Their hotwings were also made to order and though they looked like wings off of a fetal chicken, they were still good! Here are some pictures of Tori devouring the pizza! Charli had quite the time too!
After dinner we took a short stroll around Main Street. If you’ve never been to Park City, Main Street is ADORABLE! Its a hot spot for celebrities during Sundance and really a cool place to just walk around. There are lots of little “landmarks”. The bear the girls are pictured with is just one of the many little things around!
Tori and the moose! She really wanted to ride this!
Later on that night we went swimming and came back and had a shower with WARM TOWELS! Warm towels are one of my favorite things in the world! Being that we had a washer and dryer in our villa, I was able to lap up the warm towels the entire stay! Dave and I have decided when we’re rich we’re going to have a dryer in each of our bathrooms, just so we can have warm towels all the time!
The next morning we woke up to this!
It doesnt look like much right now, but its the “off season” in Park City(probably why we got our room so cheap!) Its the time when the snow is still melting and not everything is green yet. Still gorgeous though!
Saturday we went to the activity center and the girls played with sidewalk chalk, we played some basketball as a family, and then went inside and did puzzles, games, coloring, played the Wii they had, and all sorts of fun things! Here is the activity center, its not a great picture, but you get the idea…
We came back to the room to put Charli down for a nap and have some lunch. We ended up switching rooms down the hall to one that was not right next to the elevator. That morning we had been woken up by the elevator’s dings as well as people coming off the elevator pushing luggage across the noisy tile floor. No good… note to self, remember to ask for a room farther down the hall thats been cleaned… We ended up cleaning that room’s tub too.
That evening we went to the “Last Samurai“. Its a Hibachi type restaurant and it was so good! Our chef was really fun with the girls, and thankfully they were really good. We sat at a table with two ladies and they loved watching the girls! Tori even used chopsticks!
One of the funniest parts of our stay were the elevator rides. Their elevator was probably the slowest I’ve ever ridden-not that I’m a professional elevator passenger, but you get the point- REALLY SLOW. Well everytime, as soon as we’d get in Tori and Charli would run and grab onto the rails. It was hilarious!
A lot of our time was spent swimming. Every night we’d come back from the day’s activities and go swim with the girls. The both LOVED it! Half of the pool is inside, and the whole thing is heated. It was neat to watch the steam rise off every night when it got chilly!
Here’s the pool…
They also had this life size chess set outside- it was so cool!
Sunday we got up and did the outlet mall. I LOVE shopping and love Park City shopping even more! We found a shirt for Dave at Tommy Hilfiger for $15!!! As usual, I found the girls tons of stuff. I tried to scale back, as in the last couple months I’ve already been shopping up in Park City TWICE for them. I went once before my mom came, and then when she was here for my birthday we went up too. Its just so difficult cause their clothes are too dang cute and when each article is five bucks or less, how do you resist?! I’m happy to say I showed some self control!
After the outlets we went to Whole Foods to pick up a couple things for dinner. The resort had some really nice gas grills so Dave grilled me and the girls some ginger chicken and himself a bleu cheese burger. We had fresh fruit, pasta salad, a green salad, and the meat. It was so good!
Monday morning we got up to head home and took a short walk around the grounds before leaving. Its just gorgeous up there. This stream runs down one side of the entire resort.
Walking down along the stream towards “Shoe Tree Park”
Here’s the tree!
Overall it was an awesome weekend. I had so much fun just being with Dave and the girls. It was nice to have that much space and left us REALLY wanting our own place again. Its been nice to be here with Dale and Rose, but this isn’t us or our home.
Thanks to my great husband for planning a weekend a way, which is just what I needed. Dave always tries so hard to please me. I know I’m ornery and pretty much the most stubborn person ever. I’m so grateful to have a patient husband who not only supports me, but stands up for his family. He’s a great guy and we are so good for each other. I’m so glad and think about often, how he never listened to anyone but himself when it came to our relationship. He’s the reason we still exist as a couple. Not only did I break it off with him multiple times, but pretty much did everything I possibly could to drive the guy away and he never left! Its nice to know that we’re with each other because we want to be. This may sound terrible, but some of my greatest memories with Dave have been when we’re fighting. Dave most of the time fights fair. He doesn’t call names or degrade me. And often times its him that apologizes first and waits for me to come around. I remember once, I was not giving in and he just lost it and said, “Damnit woman! You’re so stubborn! Can you just look at me!? I’m trying to tell you I’m sorry!” We both started laughing and realized that whatever it was, was not that big of a deal to fight about. I’m so glad that we have been able to work things out. We seldom fight or argue anymore, and its been nice to have such a calm relationship.
To my Davie, thanks for always trying. Thanks for always supporting me. Your hilarity is what keeps me going somedays and I love how we can laugh all the time together. I’m so proud of the man that you are. Your changes amaze me daily, and I’m sorry for the times I don’t give you the credit you deserve. I wouldn’t trade this ridiculous ride we’ve had thus far, for anything. I wouldn’t trade you for anyone. I love you always.