Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekend away

This weekend, Jeremy and I had a much needed weekend away, our first since Kirsten was born, unless you count the one night we spent at the Gaylord Texan before Katie was born.  My dad and Patty were wonderful and offered to stay with our girls for the weekend.  So Friday night we headed down to Fort Worth.  We had an amazing room at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel.
 The hotel actually spans two city blocks and Houston Street runs right under the middle of it.  We had an unbelievably amazing view from our room.

Even in the day, the view was amazing and we could see all the way to the Bass Hall.
The first thing we did after checking in Friday night was head over to Simply Fondue.  It was our first fondue experience at a restaurant, and it was so delicious.  Since we had already eaten dinner a few hours before, we decided to just do cheese and chocolate instead of the full four course meal.
The waiter lit our chocolate fondue on fire and we roasted our marshmallows over it before coating them in decadent chocolate.
After sleeping for a full 12 hours Friday night (unbelievable!) we got up and took the shuttle from our hotel to the Stockyards.
We figured that you can't go to Fort Worth and not visit the Stockyards.  The best part was the human maze. Neither of us had ever been in one before and we had a ton of fun!
We had to go around and find the letters M-A-Z-E and punch them when we got there.  The lookouts were especially helpful as we tried to chart our course.
There were all kinds of crazy signs around the maze, and we figured out that the majority of "Short Cuts" ended up in a dead end.

Why yes, yes we are!
We were even there for the daily cattle drive.
Then we enjoyed a great lunch at Riscky's Barbeque.  We took a ton of pictures, but we will not bore you with all of them.  The Stockyards were tons of fun and I think that everyone should take a day and head down there!

After the Stockyards we went back to the hotel and changed then headed to the Bass Hall to see Ben Stevenson's Dracula.  Can you believe that I actually got Jeremy to go to the Ballet?  I think that the whole Dracula part had something to do with that.  We could not take pictures during the performance, but I did get one shot from our nosebleed seats before it started.
After the ballet, we went to dinner at Mi Cocina, then headed back to the hotel where we spent the rest of the evening in the hot tub and indoor pool.

Sunday morning we slept in until 9:30 - another 12 hours of sleep!  Before heading home we had lunch at UNO Chicago Pizzeria.  We ate there 8 1/2 years ago the day after we got married, and Jeremy was too nervous to eat anything.  I think he enjoyed himself much more time!
We got home about 1:30 to hugs and snuggles from our two little princesses.  Kirsten had made us a card and gotten some roses to welcome us home.  We had such an amazingly wonderful time and enjoyed having three days to ourselves. We are already  planning what we are going to do next year for our 10 year anniversary!  It was such a relief to know that the girls were in good hands and that we could just relax and not worry about them.  We had such a wonderful time!

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