Sunday, August 24, 2008

Our Weekend Away.

Dave planned a weekend away for the two of us. I was told to have a bag packed with 2 riding outfits, a nice outfit for dinner, and my swimming suit and be ready for a weekend of fun. OH My Gosh!! It was truly a wonderful weekend. We arrived at the Prairie Fire Spa at 3. Dave had arranged for me to have a stone massage...........what a truly relaxing experience. I highly recommend getting one.

Our next stop was the 1874 Stonehouse near Cottonwood Falls.

The family that runs this establishment truly has found it's calling. The entryway greats you with a wonderful placement of pie or cake and your choice of coffee or tea. Every morning we ate at this lovely place, the food was delicious. Billie is a magnificent cook!! The juice was fresh squeezed, the coffee FABULOUS, and the atmosphere was just like being at home. I didn't want to leave!




Our room overlooked the quarry, and was just so quaint. Since we live in the country, it was as quiet as it is at our house and we had the entire house to ourselves but for one other couple who we hit it off with.


After breakfast we walked around the property and found a place to sit on a large swing and just soak up the breathtaking scenery.


We walked all around Cottonwood Falls, ate at Grand Central Restaurant, visited all the shops and picked up a few gifts. (Couldn't get much since we were on the motorcycle)

Since we were only 20 miles from Emporia where our oldest daughter lives, we met up with her and had supper at Applebee's last night. It was so nice to see her and be able to spend an evening with JUST her.

After breakfast this morning, instead of coming straight home we took the long way home and went through Eureka and down to Sedan then through Arkansas City. We stopped and at a Mexican Restaurant. The food was very authentic and we decided we will have to go back and try out other items on their menu.

Over all,we had a great time and have already planned on another trip for this winter.

It's good to be home..........I missed our kids and of course the goats!!

13 comments:

Angela J. Prieto said...

What a great weekend Drea!!

Jessica said...

Amazing! Sounds like a dream weekend :)

ellen said...

you are LUCKY. that must have been awesome!

wendy said...

Awe...it looks so peaceful and relaxing. What a great time!

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Wowgirl that looks like tons of fun. I could hear the excitment in your voice when I talked to you. Glad you all got to get away.

Lisa said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend, Dave is so sweet! My husband taking me to Seattle next month and he has tickets to a Seahawks game, not quite as romantic, but I love football so I'm good with that!

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Wow, sounds like a fabulous time away.

June said...

What a wonderful way to enjoy a weekend...sounds like you had an awesome time...

Dee said...

what a fantastic weekend . . . your dave is as wonderful as my dave!!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Loving your blog music Drea! Looks like a wonderful weekend!
Tina

Whitney said...

Looks like a great place to relax and reconnect!!! Glad you had a chance to get away!

ellen said...

i just came here to blow some dust off your blog! ;)

Me :) said...

It looks like you had a great time. Happy Anniversary!