Monday, April 25, 2011

A kid-free 24 hours

On Saturday -- at approximately 11:30am -- Sam and I had weekend get away.  Although we were gone for only just over 24 hours, I came back relaxed and well-rested.

First we went to our local Michaels so Sam could pick up some new canvases.  Next we were on to the local Thai restaurant; I had a bowl of Tom Ka (coconut soup), a spring roll, and some Masaman Curry.  Sam had the same except he opted for the Yellow Curry.  Then we were off to Athens, Georgia.

We stopped off at a local thrift store, but didn't find too much.  It was close to check-in time, so we went on to the Holiday Inn.  Then we went our separate ways for a bit.  Sam and I work well together because we both know that we need time alone.  So Sam went to a comic book convention and enjoyed some PBR (ewww) and I went book shopping at my favorite bookshop, Jackson Street Books.

I behaved very well at the bookstore.  I purchased four titles -- all Viragos -- and then went in search of a coffee shop for some reading.

Sam met me at the coffee shop and we strolled back to the hotel to change for dinner.  It was nice getting all dolled up in a dress, and jewelry, and tights, and boots (because that's how I roll).

We walked to dinner at this lovely place called Farm255.  They grow their own food and raise and butcher their own meats.  We enjoyed homemade bread, fries, and burgers.  Afterwards we walked to The Grit for coffee and cake.  I had an orgasmically good vegan Death by Chocolate Cake.

With our happy and full bellies we walked back to the hotel.  We showered, hopped into bed, and watched Cupcake Wars until we fell asleep.  OMG y'all, I slept sooooo much.  We went to bed just after 11 and I woke up at 5am and freaked out because I didn't hear the baby.  Then I remembered that the baby was with the coparent and I was with Sam in a hotel in Athens.  I WENT BACK TO SLEEP.  I slept until 9:30.  It was heaven.

Around 10:45 we checked out of the hotel and went back to The Grit for brunch.  Sam had the breakfast burrito and I had the potatoes and vegetables.  We both had grits, toast, and coffee with our brunch.

After we finished with brunch, we drove back home to the kiddos.  It was a wonderful weekend.  We're going to a Memphis wedding in August, but we're hoping to get away for a longer weekend trip in January on our two year anniversary.  Hooray for mini-vacations!


Leeswammes said...

Oh, that sounds like an absolutely wonderful weekend. And when you're a new parent, it's so great to be able to have a long sleep for once!

Erm, about the books... you claim to have bought 4, but don't I see 5 there in the picture? :-)

Chelsea said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Not having kids, I can't imagine how nice it must have been to get away to relax but I can tell you that your weekend sounds just divine, children or no! Thanks for the great update and happy almost-not-quite-close-to-your two year anniversary!

Andi said...

Awesome! That sounds like a super-heavenly trip. The brunch looks freakin' fabulous. I actually slept those exact hours on Saturday. Greyson was with me, but my mom took him off my hands for the night and it was soooo good to sleep uninterrupted.

nerdybookgirl said...

LOL! I brought along the Sylvia Beach book, so I did only buy 4. Scouts honor!