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22 March 2004 @ 11:33 pm

Had a very lovely weekend with zorac. We stayed at a hotel we'd stayed at once before - it's all-suites with a fridge and microwave which gives more options (not to mention the bedroom being further away from the hallways means less noise). Plus Mark likes the place because they give you warm chocolate chip cookies at check in - certainly a bonus.

On Saturday we lazed around in the morning, then headed out to have tea in the afternoon. I found this place that is actually a French creperie but they also do an afternoon English tea by reservation only, and since Mark loves French food I thought this would be a nice combination. We were seated in armchairs with fancy china and had 4 courses and two different teas. We had a lavender mandarin herbal tea first and started with soup, then tea sandwiches of all sorts. Then we had French vanilla tea and what had to have been the world's tiniest scones (I swear, they were slightly bigger than a quarter and we were given two each) with Devonshire cream (clotted cream is indeed better) and lemon curd. For the dessert course we could choose whatever we wanted and we both had bananas Foster crepes (bananas foster is bananas with a brown sugar sauce). It was very nummy and we returned to the hotel and cuddled for a while as we were too full to contemplate movement of any sort.

A few hours later we were feeling up to doing something so we decided that 7 pm would be a smart time to go down to the pool - surely most people would be at dinner. The joke was on us because the pool was FULL, mostly full of children with what appeared to be far too few adults. Well, we were already down there so we decided to spend some time in the warm-not-hot tub. We spent the next hour and a half being splashed, poked and prodded by small children whose parents were nowhere to be seen. We decided that yes, kids will be kids, but kids without parents disciplining them will run rampant. The pool eventually cleared out enough that we went in and were immediately frozen after being in the warm tub for so long, but we still had fun as Mark likes to pick me up and spin me around in the pool until I get dizzy and laugh like a loon. Not that I don't laugh like a loon the majority of the time when with Mark, but still. Then we headed back upstairs and had a late dinner while watching Saturday Night Live.

Sunday we decided to use the Lush Soft Coeur massage bar Mark had gotten. This apparently smells like their Honey I Washed the Kids soap which I have requested on a future trip because my goodness this thing smelled SO GOOD. Anyway, Mark gave me a lovely massage first (advice to anyone who uses it - the chocolate bit at the center is completely useless, we just threw it away) and then I started on his. I got up at one point to walk around the bed, took 2 steps and ended up flat on my face. Apparently the hotel carpet was a tad more slippery than expected and that combined with my oiled feet produced me falling. With my incredible talent I managed to land mostly on my bad right knee, which is still a bit swollen and sore. Wah, am such a t00b. After a while we checked out and went to have lunch - burgers and shakes as Mark loves to have those here. Then we headed to the video store to rent movies and were thwarted in our efforts to see Aladdin - they had one copy and it was checked out. Instead we rented Mona Lisa Smile and Down with Love, both of which were quite enjoyable. And then it was time to go back to the airport. It was sad to say goodbye, but no crying this time - I was more able to just be happy, if that makes any sense. But that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to next time...
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I want to be a genetic dead end.: mejores amigosshakespearechic on March 22nd, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! Sounds like an absolutely amazing weekend. Am very happy for you both. >:D
xandria on March 22nd, 2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
So happy for you.


And more hugs.

And sneaks in a smooch.
Teesside Snog Monster: potterjiggery_pokery on March 23rd, 2004 05:36 am (UTC)

*thrilled* *can imagine how much joy you must have shared a little better now* *glows in reflected happiness*

Glad you had so much fun and laughter! I especially like this part:

It was sad to say goodbye, but no crying this time - I was more able to just be happy, if that makes any sense.

Yay! *hugs* *looks forward to your next time, too, though a little less than I'm looking forward to mine*
Alex: Pleather!Lowelltitanic_days on March 24th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
Mine beats all. Shall we get Cyg in here and all?

<3 @ Morri
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on March 24th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
Tch! So competitive. Can't you all be joint second? ;-) (with all due respect to gracious host)

Icelandair "Lucky Fare" return fare: LON via Iceland to BWI, out on the 20th April, returning on the 26th April, for GBP 135 + GBP 65 tax = GBP 200. For someone with reason to visit the BWI area, one to consider; GBP 200 in April is distinctly Not Bad.

Unfortunately Icelandair do not serve Chicago, getting back on-topic.
Alextitanic_days on March 25th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
Way ahead of you, my flight's been confirmed for some weeks now :)
Kazzi la t00b: Kazzikinskazzik on March 23rd, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
She who conquersdebellatrix on March 23rd, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
Sounds like a lovely time. Wah, about your knee though.
lore: Smooch!lore on March 23rd, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

love, lore