Monday, July 21, 2008

A decade of madness and bliss

Saturday was our 10 year anniversary. Even though all I wanted for Valentine's day was a divorce, we have made it another year!

I can honestly say that I'm glad we did, and not just for the kids.

I wish we were filthy stinkin' rich and could go to a spa getaway at least once a month. Once again I say, we play so well together when there are no outside distractions -- it's very easy to see why we fell in love and why we work. Date nights aren't bad, but give us an entire night and day away from it all and, you know -- niiiiiice.

For our anniversary we went to Kohler Wisconsin, where sinks, baths and every kind of fine water fixture are made. This, my friends, is a destination for preppies. I really felt I was on the set of John Hues film (there was even a Ferrari getting valet parked -- perfect). There were people with accents and they were not even faking, dahling. One really got the sense that somewhere close by some girl from the wrong side of the tracks was being dry humped in some condescending fashion by some over privileged rich kid who never learned his manners.

There was more than a little bit of money floating around this place and even though we showed up grossly under dressed, we were treated like a million bucks at every encounter. We had the anniversary package that included a regular room, but we were upgraded to one of the 9 Governor's suites ($855 a night if we had not gotten the free upgrade based on availability with the anniversary package). The suite was a mid grade room -- fancy, yes, but for more shine, less historic, one would need to stay at the carriage house.

As for the history, once upon a time the place was built to provide housing for migrant workers. It was built by someone who cared, thus it is very nice and the grounds are to die for. The little card in the desk explained that it was built in Tudor style and I instantly thought of Kay and how she would love that little factoid.

Random: I posted two pictures of the bed -- one is as we arrived and the next is how it looked after turn down service where they turn your bed down, put on relaxing music and leave the chocolates for you, mmmmm. I love how they stood the pillows up like that -- so happy. We actually missed turn down service because we forgot to take the do not disturb sign off the door when we went to dinner. One of my favorite parts of the weekend was when Rich read the 'sorry we missed you' card and how he needed to have that turn down service. It was a little thing that I never would have thought twice about missing, but Rich called housekeeping and got his service -- I'm not sure why, but I found it incredibly endearing.

As for me and my man, it is Tuesday and we are both still very very soft from our day at the spa where we were massaged, exfoliated and lotioned up. I took a very nice nap in the waterfall area where I drifted in and out of sleep and had all kinds of wonderful audio hallucinations -- I'd be almost asleep and trumpeting mariachi's would bring me back to full consciousness -- where upon I would think, that was kind of strange and delightful -- then the whole thing would happen all over again. I don't particularly like mariachi bands, but these were sans guitar and quite good.

We ate well, window shopped, walked the gardens and packed a whole lot of fun and relaxation into a day and a half and I'm not even including the full weekend we put in before we left on Saturday (more on that next post).

What a great weekend.

Here's to another year -- love you Richy.

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Blogger pr!tz said...

Hope you had a good one!!!
Love you!

3:36 PM  
Blogger TTQ said...

You guys look like you are ment to be together.

I can't wait till our next vacation, no dr's, no bills, no outside intrusions, it's bliss. Everyday stuff is trying sometimes. ok , more than seems overwhelming.

10:54 PM  
Blogger kay said...

hope you didn't hit your head on that slopped ceiling! :)

looks like you had a great time. what a beautiful place!

i'm off to watch pretty in pink now! :)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Melek said...

sounds like a great anniversary! love the shower/microphone pic :)

9:19 AM  
Blogger Swishy said...

HOW FUN!!! Congratulations!!!

8:19 PM  
Blogger TTQ said...

were are the winnie pics you promised?

9:38 PM  
Blogger KATE said...

How fun & I'm glad that you made it too!
What a fun getaway!!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Cecily R said...

Oh, congratulations!!!

You two look like you just have so much fun together!

Here's to many many more anniversaries!

12:57 PM  
Blogger wordtryst said...

Lovely photos, and the post misted me up. I can't believe a year has gone by already since you posted that beautiful wedding photo on the blog.

Congratulations! Keep on going from strength to strength!

2:48 PM  

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