Sunday, August 20, 2006

What Happens At The No-Tell.....

Friday was our night away, the first in 3 years. Unless you count my 72 hour "vacation" a couple of years back. It didn't matter to me that what started out as a whole weekend away was now only one night, or that we were staying at some dive a few miles from home. It was an adventure just the same.
It started with dinner at a restaurant with a view of the mall. The lasagna was almost as good as mine, and Hubby's burger was homemade and huge,just the way he likes them. It was more like dinner theatre, because shortly after we were served, we watched some rent a cops take down a shop lifter. Three security guards for a girl not much bigger than my leg. She put up quite a fight, though.
After dinner it was off to our favourite hole-in-the-wall, across from the kick ass toy store and Chapters. Imagine my surprise to find out that there was a La crosse tournament in town and nearly every hotel/motel was booked. By the time we found a place, we had spent 1/2 of our budget just getting there. The lady at the front desk thought that I was crazy when she read the address on Hubby's id. Less than a block away. Yup. We were smack in ther middle of the old 'hood, and only steps away from Hubby's whole family.
I still didn't care. Away is away, right? We hunkered down for the night,content to be alone.
The room itself was pretty standard. Two queen size beds, a fridge, a broken night stand, and the same a/c unit in my Nanie's apartment - 25 years ago. Thankfully, the place was sound proof, and we only had a drunk knock on our door once.
We spent the evening together, just the 2 of us, and caught up on....Stuff. I kept the weather network on all night because neither one of us brought a watch, and we didn't want to miss our 11am check out time. At 9:30 the next morning, we discovered that we had pay TV. Oh yeah. I watched the weather network for 12 hours and there was free movies playing.
Typical.
We left at 10:45, soaking up every minute that we possibly could. It was glorious. Truthfully. We had such a good time that Hubby promised to take me "away" once a month.
I can't wait for September.

23 comments:

Tod said...

It sounds like you had a great time. An adventure is an adventure right?

Tod said...

p.s. I really enjoy reading your blog so I've done one of those link things back to you from mine.

her indoors said...

ah its great just to get and away and catch up on stuff!

Nonny said...

Sounds like just what you needed. We could all use a weekend like that on a monthly basis.

Life, or Something Like It said...

I could use a little more to get cuaght up on Stuff. Who couldn't?

ldbug said...

Sounds perfect! All you need is alone time and a hubby for a great time:-)

Life, or Something Like It said...

The pay TV would've been nice,too, but time alone with my guy,definetely one of my favourite things!

Heidi the Hick said...

Somehow with you and Large Man, there is always comedy!!!

Good for you. xoxo

dilling said...

Caught up on what stuff?!? Huh?!?
You should buy a vw camper... you can catch up on all kinds of stuff camping... but it isn't sound proof, so watch where you park!
Glad you had a good time and have a next time every month to look forward to now!

Life, or Something Like It said...

Heidi you are right, as usual...Comedy everywhere we go...That's part of the reason we love each other so..So much laughter.
dilling..you know..STUFF...crafts,christmas cards,that sort of thing.
I would love a camper! So would the 15 year old and her boyfriend.
Or the 18 year old....Too scary to contemplate.

CindyDianne said...

KB and I say "It's always an adventure" - and it truly is. Especially for the easily entertained crowd! And what a blessing it is, to be easily entertained!

Glad you got some away time. I just knew it would be worth the wait! ;-)

dilling said...

oh, yeah...christmas cards...it's impossible to get them all out if you wait til December, isn't it?

dilling said...
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Life, or Something Like It said...

cindydianne- we are VERY easily entertained.It is a blessing - never boring! we had so much fun,I can't wait for our next getaway. we're going to tour all of the no-tells in the area.
dilling- you don't believe me? what else would we do without the girls???

dilling said...

Honestly, no kidding, for true, for true, there is a motel that calls itself a b&b on the side of the highway here on the island...as you are driving along, there are all these signs telling you about the
"Private Rooms," "View,"(promise, promise, I am not making this up!)"Sound Proof Rooms!" EEEEK....it scares me, it does.

Life, or Something Like It said...

Hmm...How much for a nite?

dilling said...

I'll check it out and get back to you!!!

Tod said...

What is a No-Tell anyway?

Life, or Something Like It said...

A no-tell is a sleazy motel..the kind that doesn't care who they rent to...if you have the cash,you got a room.

Tod said...

I thought it was a chain.

HaHaHaHa!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

The name of this place was the Sherwood. The sign is made to look like Sherwood forest. I hope to God that it isn't a chain....Don't feel bad...I don't get the whole slang thing sometimes...

Tod said...

I once stayed at a hotel where the waiters idea of good service was to wipe the dewdrop off his nose with his cuff before he put your soup down...

Life, or Something Like It said...

That is sooo gross! Yet I'm laughing my arse off!!