Friday, June 15, 2012

Our 4th Anniversary Trip

Greg and I always try to do something special for our anniversary. Last year, we went to a bed and breakfast in Milwaukee, and the year before that, we spent a few days in a fancy hotel in downtown Chicago. This year we went to Geneva, which is less than an hour away, but for us, it was far from the diapers, dishes, and drooling that keep us so busy at home.

We stayed at the Herrington Inn and Spa. Last year, Greg got me a pregnancy massage from here, and it was wonderful. I'm glad we decided on Geneva. I wish we could've stayed longer, but it is pretty hard to find someone to take both of our boys for more than one night. Here is the front of the Herrington.

 Our room was probably the best hotel room I have ever stayed in, and I am still dreaming about that bathtub. The balcony was pretty awesome, too.

We had a room with a king size bed, a balcony overlooking the river, a fireplace, and a huge bathroom with a tub practically big enough to swim in, if one were so inclined.

I wasn't kidding about the bathtub.  :)

The weather was just perfect, not too hot or too cold, and we spent a lot of time sitting on the balcony and walking around downtown Geneva. The building you see across the river is our inn.

We went out to dinner at a place called Foxfire. The food was great, and the ribeye steak I had was divine. I think I'm going to start ordering ribeye steaks from now on--when cooked to medium rare, the flavor is unbeatable.

When we got back to our room, we found out what the brochure meant by "milk and cookie turn down service."

The staff at the inn turned down the covers, turned on the fireplace, and left us warm robes and slippers. They also left us cold milk and warm cookies. Yum!

I think anniversaries are something very special. It takes a ton of work to maintain a marriage, and making it four years without killing one another is something of which we are rather proud. Trips like this one help us remember why we got married. It is surprising every year how much we have in common, despite being so different.

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