Saturday, July 17, 2010

our 2nd honeymoon - last day :(

So, our second honeymoon is nearly over.  And it has been amazing!

We tried to cherish our last day, by taking in a few local sights and relaxing together.

We started out by going to the Betty Ford Gardens right behind our resort.  I'm telling you, the location of where we stayed was perfect.  The Gardens, the Amphitheater, the Creek and the walking trail into Vail were all located right behind our resort!
The Gardens were beautiful, of course.

Chad got a little tired, so he found a bench to rest on awhile.

If you look closely, you can see that these trees are split down the middle - one half still standing, the other half laying down as benches.  Pretty cool.

After enjoying the beautiful gardens, we headed down to the pool where Chad grilled some brats for lunch.  Then we swam and soaked in the sun for a few hours.

They also had a couple nice hot tubs, but it was too hot for that today.

This evening, we headed into Lionshead to walk around and have dinner.  Chad found some cool chairs made solely out of skis.  And they were actually pretty comfy!

We dined on some BBQ at Moe's Original Barbeque.
Don't let the picture deceive you.  The portions look small, but boy are they filling!
This is definitely a place you need to check out if you're ever in Vail.  A platter costs just $10, and it includes 2 sides and drink!  Finding prices like that in Vail is like finding a secret treasure.

After dinner, we hung out at the resort and enjoyed our last vacation evening together.

This is the view of our resort from the back.
Our room is on the top floor, third balcony from the right.

Our living room, where I'm typing this blog right now.
Being on the fourth floor also had the benefit of a vaulted ceiling with natural sunlight streaming in.
It was perfect.

Thanks again to our dear friends who made this trip possible.  We are eternally grateful!  :)

This trip was wonderful for our relationship.  Not that it was struggling before, but you know... after 10 years and 3 kids, it's sometimes hard to find the time to really connect.  And this week gave us that time. We're more in love now than ever.  ;)

Now for the long trip home tomorrow (or today, depending on what time zone you're in).  We're not sure if we'll make it all the way in one day or if we'll stop somewhere Saturday night and finish on Sunday.  But I know my arms are aching to hold my little munchkins again!!!  Giving hugs over video chats just isn't the same as holding them in my arms and smothering them with kisses.

Thanks for tuning in to read about our trip.  Hope you all have a great weekend!


peter marie said...

Glad you had such a great week with your hubby
! Hope your trip back goes well and have fun seeing your kids!

Elizabeth said...

What an awesome place. You two are SERIOUS about vacation! (And you look awfully skinny and tan, by the way). Can't wait for you to come home!

Deborah said...

So happy for you (and yes, a tiny bit jealous!) that you got to have a little couples retreat!!! You 2 look so happy & in love...just like this was your honeymoon :)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

That second picture convinces me that the honeymoon definitely RELAXED you!s