Monday, April 03, 2006

Anniversary Surprise

This past weekend, my wonderful husband planned a special overnight getaway for us to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. After much nagging, he finally told me when then trip was, but nothing about where we were going or what we would do. I was out of town on our actual anniversary, so he opted for the weekend after. He took me to Eureka Springs and we stayed in this quaint and cozy B&B, Cliff Cottage Inn...

We had such a great time from beginning to end! One of my favorite things about this place was it had a little journal in the room for all the guests to write entries about their stay. It was so interesting for me to read some of the writings of these other guests and what their stay at this precious little place had meant to them. It made it all the more endearing and enchanting.

We got to the cottage in late evening, changed, and went right across the street to have dinner at Local Flavor. They have a little patio type dining area so though we weren't directly outside, the walls are basically doors that all open up and we were right beside the doors. It was so great. The food was amazing!

After dinner, we came back to our room to enjoy the jacuzzi!!

We decided that our next home wouldn't be purchased unless it contained one of these lovlies. Holy cow. How relaxing!! Two seconds into it, I was totally relaxed!

We were able to put on comfy robes and sit out on the "balcony" and enjoy what was the most perfect nighttime weather!

This was the view from our "balcony". It was big enough for the two of us to sit in garden chairs and it was very private. It obviously sat right up against a cliff, so we didn't have to worry with anyone seeing in the windows! I loved it!!

Saturday morning, we slept in a little and had breakfast delivered to our room about 9:30! Now, for those of you who have children, you know what an amazing luxury this is!!! The breakfast was homemade by the Inn Keeper, who was very eccentric, but oh so cute!! It was a delicious breakfast and made for a great start to the day!

After breakfast, we left our quaint little place to do some roaming around Eureka. We drove around and gawked at all the little houses tucked in every nook and cranny in the whole town and then finally parked and decided to walk along the main drag and do a little window shopping and people watching. We decided to eat at the Balcony in the Bason Park Hotel and again, it was an outside type dining experience and this was my view from our table...

...well, with the exception of Mike's head hanging over the banister. :) I could do some serious people watching from here - one of my favorite things to do. I always wonder where people are from, what they're doing, where they're going, etc. etc. I told Mike that it was interesting to see that most of the people we encountered were middle aged couples. There were some that were young and probably honeymooning, and then we saw some little old ladies....

...but for the most part, it was couples of a more mature age. When I mentioned that to Mike, he said, "You know, if we live to be 70, we are currently middle aged." Well, I've gotta tell ya, that just kinda busted my bubble. He's right. Oh well.

All in all, it was a fantastic stay in the quaint, cozy little town of Eureka Springs. A perfect place to celebrate the anniversary of our wedding and to remember why we fell in love in the first place.


Kristi said...

I'm so jealous- that sounds like fun! But I'm also SUPER PUMPED about seeing you this weekend!

Carbon said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a nice surprise!

Superchikk said...

Awww! How sweet! I'm glad you guys had fun.