Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Romantic Getaway Weekend


My husband and I finally had a chance to get away for a romantic weekend. It was nice that we were able to schedule it in between his birthday and Valentine's Day, killing two birds with one stone. We went to Boise, Idaho to our favorite hotel called the Anniversary Inn. They have themed rooms and since it was his birthday, I let him pick which room we would stay in. He chose "Treasure Island", a fun room that really made you feel like you were on an old tall ship. My husband loves tall ships and wants to work on one someday and his idea of a romantic cruise is to go on a working tall ship together someday.
There were two "masts" and even a wheel. You walk upstairs to the king-sized bed. The large flat-screen TV was cleverly hidden behind the sail. Rigging ropes hung from the walls and the ceiling. A total "guy" room, LOL. Hand-painted sky and waves are all around the room and ceiling. 
Looking down from the balcony where the bed was to the "crow's nest" and the bow of the ship.
You could walk the plank to the "sandy lagoon" complete with palm trees and a huge Jacuzzi bath tub in the middle of the "sand". The shower came out from a coconut in the palm tree and the bathwater cleverly  came out from a spout in this cute treasure chest. 

They gave us complimentary sparkling apple cider and cheese cake as well as a nice breakfast left outside our room in the morning at the time we specified. It is expensive but worth it! 

Michael and I had a fun time exploring more of Boise's many restaurants as well as doing some shopping. We spent a great deal of time at Cabella's and got an awesome double cot that was on sale. Michael is going to make a pad for us and save us some money. 

A big thanks to my mom and step dad for taking our kids so we could spend some time together. Due to an upcoming deployment, and all of the training associated with it as well as his new job as tank mechanic, we aren't going to be seeing a whole lot of each other for the next year and a half. We've got to make some more memories while we can!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone,
Jackie

15 comments:

Nadine said...

What fun!
A Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Patty said...

Keep making those memories! Blessings.

Katie Isaak said...

So fun! looks like a good date! Can't wait to hear more.

Robin said...

That looks great! I'm glad you had a chance to spend some time together. I'll be praying for you as you deal with your upcoming time apart. - Robin

Catherine said...

Oh, Jackie, that looked like a trip FULL of interesting pleasures! Thanks for sharing, and I'll pray for you as Michael gets ready and is deployed.

Jill said...

What an awesome room! Glad you guys were able to get some time away. Will be keeping you all in my prayers!

Blessings,
Jill

Paula said...

That place looks cool. I'm glad you were able to get some time together. Mommy/Daddy time is important.

Nezzy said...

What a fun getaway!!! We have a theme Hotel in Branson we like to sneak off to every now and again.

I'm so glad you two got to do this.

Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day.

God bless and enjoy your day!!!

OurLilFullFam said...

That is awesome! It looks like fun!

Stephanie

Camille said...

SO glad you got this special time away my friend. How fun! Yes, do make all the memories you can Jackie...what a blessing that you know ahead of time that deployment is coming. Sorry that you face that yet again. You are a real trooper!

Love to you!
Camille

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So much fun!!!

Javis Monzalton said...

That’s a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day! I like how the furnishings try to mimic the exact same fixtures you would usually see in old, wooden ships – it even has a mast and a crow’s nest fixed on top of it! They clearly put in a lot of work to make those, not to mention a lot of money. And it isn’t wanting in modern amenities either, as you said it has a flat-screen TV hidden behind that white sail! I’m sure your husband enjoyed that trip as much as you did. If you were given the chance to choose what kind of hotel you’d get to spend next Valentine’s Day in, what would you choose?

Daphne Michaels said...

How sweet! What a great way to spend the Valentine’s Day! Going to your favorite hotel and restaurant in Boise together is awesome. The hotel room really looks like a pirate ship complete with the mast and wheel. You can actually feel that you are aboard on a sailing ship with the place. I hope that you can experience all of what the hotel can offer. From the looks of the ‘Treasure Island’ room, I think I would love to see what the other room looks like.

Nicolekxsr said...

That’s a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day! I like how the furnishings try to mimic the exact same fixtures you would usually see in old, wooden ships – it even has a mast and a crow’s nest fixed on top of it! They clearly put in a lot of work to make those, not to mention a lot of money. And it isn’t wanting in modern amenities either, as you said it has a flat-screen TV hidden behind that white sail! I’m sure your husband enjoyed that trip as much as you did. If you were given the chance to choose what kind of hotel you’d get to spend next Valentine’s Day in, what would you choose?

Oprah beth said...

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