The room was spacious for 2 people (queen size bed w/tons of extra pillows). Beautifully decorated in luxurious furnishings and fabrics. A nice 42 inch plasma LG TV (where we watched Gustav coverage). Nice hotel mini-bar, well stocked, with a minibar cabinet for non-refridgerated items (red wine, bottle opener, Tom's Toothpaste, Recycline toothbrush and razor, large size back of fancy potato chips, full size Snickers, organic chocolates, etc.). Their toiletries were all natural and very nice. Super luxurious towels - I am super picky about hotel towels. They must not smell of bleach and be SUPER SOFT - these were BETTER than I expected - super soft and fluffy.
The robe was very nice - they supply pjs in the closet too (for a fee) but I thought that was kind of odd.
There was an umbrella in case you needed it. You could ask for any item you might need, free of charge: toothpaste, deodorant, fan, humidifier, curling iron, straightening iron, hangers, cribs, etc. You could buy anything else you might've forgotten: tweezers, nail clippers, scissors.
They had an ipod dock for playing your music (which we did).
Our window was able to be opened! So we opened it to hear some of the street music playing.
Room service breakfast was amazing, although pricey - $60 for an omlette and toast, chocolate milk, OJ, pancakes and bacon. BUT WORTH EVERY penny - it was so awesome.
The staff was great. The hotel was quiet and clean and very very nice.
WE WILL STAY THERE AGAIN and we will not stay anywhere else in Old Town, should we need to get away again! Anywhere we travel where we need a hotel, we will look for a Hotel Monaco/Kimpton hotel, absolutely. They have won us over!!
shoes squeak on floor. Instead of ASKING him to stop, she smacks him
across face. Nice.
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Well, Sunday hubby sent me shopping by myself for some well-deserved alone time and I saw CakeLove! A cupcake store!
I bought 5 for $15 - kinda pricey but I figured it was worth it for just-baked all-natural cupcakes!
I got a coffee one, chocolate with vanilla icing, chocolate with chocolate icing, vanilla with vanilla icing and vanilla with chocolate icing.
My hubby said "eh." when he ate his.
Mine was over cooked and the top of the cupcake (under the icing) was hard! Not full of flavor either.
THE SIX YEAR OLD WOULDN'T EAT IT - HE DIDN'T LIKE THE TASTE (OR LACK OF) AT ALL.
Bummer. I had such high hopes, but at least I won't be paying $3 a cupcake all the time!
My normal route was STANDING STILL (rt. 606 to rt. 28). Since rt. 606 goes, in a roundabout way, also to my office I decide to not get on 28 (well, at least to get out of line to get on 28, since the line wasn't moving). 1 minute down 606 IT also comes to a complete standstill. It is a small road and unable to handle the overflow of everyone, like me, ditching rt. 28. I turn around and head back towards home and get on the mega-expensive toll road - it is $3 and I go 1 mile on it. It is also a parking lot, but one that is moving at 0.25 mph because the 6 lanes thru the toll booth merge down to TWO lanes 50 feet after the toll booth. Good planning there, State of Virginia!
So it took me 60 minutes to get from my house, to my office 7 miles away. I love Northern Virginia.
Thank u for letting me have those conversations! And not relating
slurring into typing!! I love my late nights alone with the Internet,
the tv, and iTunes!
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I had to go Tuesday and renew my license (it expired and the State of Virginia insisted I have a vision test). That took 35 minutes, plus 20 minutes to get there and 20 minutes to get back. Really, at my age ( < 40!) I do not NEED A VISION TEST. SERIOUSLY State of Virginia, thanks for wasting my time. Shouldn't I just be able to pay a fee and get on with it - ELECTRONICALLY? Would've saved me time AND gas! They could say they're going green and NOT MAKING EVERYONE COME DOWN THERE FOR DUMB THINGS. Hell, even raise the fees, I don't care as long as I don't have to waste my lunch break (I'd much rather be out to lunch!) than heading down there.
So last night my little brother called - Mom's license plates expired. Since this is my responsibility, and we're going on vacation Saturday (and they are taking Mom's car), I HAVE TO GOTO THE DMV AGAIN TODAY! ARGH! Someone shoot me now.
Well, today, while taking the 3 kids on a totally joyous fun-filled trip to Target, I look at Preschooler and see A HUGE SPIDER ON HIS CHEST. And he wasn't wearing a Spiderman shirt! ;-)
Of course I start screaming and am trying to extricate him from the stroller and get him to let go of the fruit roll up he's eating (that stuff is like crack for them I swear) so I can flick it off.
What if it bit him? Where is my hubby when I REALLY need him? GROSS GROSS - what if it ALREADY bit him somewhere? Yikes. NOW the strollers will be stored inside our vehicles.
His last day is Wednesday and we're trying to plan a going away event. For a long time we were going to do indoor go-karts. Until we discovered it is $80 per person to do that.
So then we've been emailing back and forth (and killing the Outlook server) about what to do -
The choices we came up with were:
Then we disucssed Mini-Golf and decided it would be too hot.
Then Bowling. And cue the discussions on lack of socks worn today by the women on team (ok, I started that discussion, but WHO WANTS TO WEAR BOWLING SHOES WITHOUT SOCKS? EWWWW).
So we're going to play pool.
Then at 10, he went to the Fractured Prune and got fresh donuts for a snack!
Then he helped me take the kids to my grandparents because she made me an awesome southern cake (with the homemade southern hard chocolate icing!).
pretty good, eh?
My girlfriend says the reason I don't hate being 35 (she turned it in March) is that I have no wrinkles! Maybe that's why, but I don't feel older than I did when I was about 23? (except of course when I have to change a diaper or break up a fight!).
Motherhood Uncensored has what I think is a great idea! Click thru your feed readers to the blogs! People will get some ad revenue for the click thrus and click on an ad if you see something interesting! It doesn't cost you anything and you're helping people out!
What do you think?