Monday, February 13, 2012

I Escaped. . .

From bed, from the same boring four walls. . .from being flat on my back, doing nuthin'.

Three guesses where we went. heehee  Okay, one. One guess.  Because you know me and I would only leave the house right now for one reason.

We went to visit Squirrel!  For the WHOLE weekend.  Not just a day trip, a full fledged, spend-the-night-in- a-hotel-kind-of-weekend.

Who says you can't bedrest at 70 mph?
Tadpoles it was cold. Dang cold.  We went from unseasonably warm winter weather [50 degrees F] to the teens with a windchill of ZERO.  We tried to stay inside as much as possible.
And it snowed on the drive down too!
Very pretty!

When we arrived in Harrisonburg we checked Spot into the hotel and took Squirrel to lunch.  After lunch we went back to the hotel where I went immediately to bed and the girls began their weekend.  Daddy took the girls back to campus where they hung out, went to the movies, ate in the dining hall and hung out some more. Then Dad took them for a snack at "The Dog Pound" an on campus,- midnight hot dog stand and then back to Squirrel's dorm room to order warm cookies [delivered] and watch more movies with her roommate [sans the parental figure].  Porcupine felt like such a college kid because she spent the night in the dorm.  Pretty cool. :)

Meanwhile, back at the hotel I slept the sleep of the dead, waking occasionally to tell the dog to shut up.  She whined - WHINED - the whole weekend.  About drove us bananas.  The only time she was without all four of us was when we went to lunch, but she whined on the trip down, when Dad got out of the van to pump gas, while we slept.  All four of us could be in the room and she would whine.  Bah.  I think it might have something to do with this being her first trip without her partner in crime, Scooby, but I am not a dog whisperer, so I spent the whole time shushing her.

Now for a couple of shout outs to folks that made our weekend so nice -

To Comfort Inn [and especially Katie] - Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating, for the clean, super comfortable rooms and the heat! :)  We love being repeat customers with y'all.

To Bob Evan's Restaurant [and our waitress Christine] - The food was piping hot, delicious and the service was first rate.  We will be back very soon.

Mostly - Thank you to Squirrel's fantastic roommate who made Wallene feel welcome and okay'd her overnight stay.  It really meant a lot to the sisters to hang out together [without Mom & Dad] and they had a great time with you Saturday night. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Yep - I'd say they had a good time!
Have a great week Tadpoles.  Try and stay warm.  Winter finally decided to show up. :D

See ya' on the flipside.


Juli said...

LOVE the pictures! I so miss that style of photo. :)

I was actually getting worried about you. Didn't know if I had missed you, or if you hadn't been on.

So glad to see you were MIA due to living real life. :)

Jeannie said...

What a great weekend - less the dog whining! Glad you got to see some new walls and the girls got to hang out.

how exactly do you order when restaurant food is notorious for salt?

Yum Yucky said...

what a fun recap! you should think about a career in Doggy Shushing. Whispering is highly overrated anyway.

Biz said...

Hooray for breaking out!! While I know you'll pay for it this week, so glad you made the trip.

First of all, love the first picture of you in the front and the dog in the back.

And the pictures of Wallene and Squirrel?? PRICELESS! Love it. :D


Kathy's Klothesline said...

I know the whine only too well. Oscar does it when he is unhappy about anything. Just loud enough to make you want to scream! Happy that you got out and the girls had such a good time, though.

Tracy said...

I'm so glad that you got to do a whole weekend trip and see Squirrel. That's the kind of thing that makes the rest of the week somewhat livable.

Celia said...

I like the pictures. Did they go into a photobooth? Or did you edit them to look that way?

Teresa said...

love the pictures! that's what sisterly love is all about. glad that you got to get out of the house for the weekend. yay! the snow looks so pretty.

we finally got winter here, too. moving sucked but we got most of it done. really, really cold!

ellen abbott said...

so glad you got to get out, glad you got some winter, glad you got to spend time with your girl.

Rebecca said...

sounds like a truly wonderful weekend and so happy you got to see Squirrel.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've had a fantastic weekend ^_^ it's good to get away from the walls at home for a few days. Good that you could rest at the Hotel. Have a great week my friend, and stay warm.


Rudee said...

What fun! Glad you had a great weekend.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Awesome. That oughta keep a smile frozen on your face all week. Sorry about the frigid temperatures. We got out first taste of winter here in Georgia this weekend, too.

Crystal Pistol said...

Super fun pictures!

I love a good road trip! Replete with cozy motels and piping hot food. There are few things better! :)

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

So nice that you got to make the visit. And those photo booth photos are adorable!