Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Weekend

We're back. Happily, sort of, since we're home and it's always good to come home, but sad too. We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend and that smack of reality upon returning home isn't always the most welcome feeling.

Nonetheless, home are we. A bit more tired, perhaps, than before we left, but also full of more fun memories.

As always, we stayed here. In January I feel as if we're there by ourselves. The lobby with its breathtaking views of the bay was ours for the taking. The whirlpool in our building's basement was ours and ours alone no matter the time of day. And this time even the pool in the main building was desolate.

Here was the view from the condo in which Superdad, the kids and I stayed:

Most of our time was spent in the pool and whirlpool in the main building. But we also logged some serious hours in the whirlpool in our building. The kids loved this fun game (pictured below), taking their cues from hearing my sister and me talk about how we used to do it when we were kids and staying at the Landmark in January:

The whirlpool also affords a generous view of the bay and, as you see above, a walkout deck to appreciate that view. The kids made multiple runs outdoors in the freshly fallen snow in their swimsuits and then darted back into the whirlpool room to plunge into the steaming water.

And here's the birthday boy:

Happy Birthday, Dad!


Anonymous said...

thanks for the weekend of games, hot tubs, gifts of books (Lutheran Confessions among them), rye whiskey, candies and shortbread, tatertot (spelling?) casserole, cheesecake and not quite 66 candles. let's do it again in 12 months. i will buy the candles.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Looks like an awesome time.

You know your dad could be the identical twin of our good friend's dad. Seriously, the resemblence is uncanny.

Unknown said...

I love the pic of the kids walking in the snow in swimsuits - what a once-in-a-lifetime shot! :) Looks so fun!