November 03, 2018
I’m gonna skip my Recipe Reviews today because I’d rather write this Journal Entry and finish telling you about our anniversary trip. 🙂
In the car, while we waited for 2 PM to hit, we were taking turns playing Super Smash Bros. Before we knew it, it was time to get the keys for our cabin!!!
The keys came in this cute little drawstring bag with 3 remotes; one to control the TV, one for the DVD player, and one for the humidifier or something.
In their office, they had a bunch of goodies for sale. I looked through them while boyfriend signed the receipt and did the check-in stuff.
I ended up buying two mini candles, hehe– they both smelled delicious.
There was a huge shelf full of DVDs and a few board games but, we didn’t thoroughly look through them until after we went to see what our room was like.
Luckily, we brought a bag of our own snacks so we didn’t end up having to buy any from the office (because y’know, otherwise, I would have!!).
We only had to walk down a few set of stairs to get to our cabin and the views down were just breathtaking!!
When I finally walked into our cabin, I was absolutely stunned. The room was exactly what I had hoped for and MORE.
I was especially ecstatic about the fireplace in the middle!!! I turned it on right away. 😀
Of course, the MAIN attraction was the jacuzzi located right next to the big, comfy bed.
I was surprised that this was also the shower (there was a shower head a bit above the handle) so the “bathroom” just had a small toilet room and another bigger room with a sink, mirror, and coffee machine.
In the living room area, there was a mini fridge, a microwave, a love seat and big comfy chair, and a small wall-TV that you could angle in all different directions.
I was sad to see so much vandalism on the walls. The sign on the door out to the balcony said that there would be a $100 fee if we decided to also be rude and carve our signatures into the wood.
And since we’re already speaking of the balcony… let me show you…
It was WOW!! So very spacious with two little tables and some chairs to sit on. I think it was boyfriend’s all-time favorite spot.
Standing out there and just taking in the scenery, breathing in fresh air, and looking out for the many stray kitties was a memory I’ll never forget.
When we walked back in from the balcony and I was finally done ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the place, I hopped in for a nice, long shower. There was UNLIMITED hot water!! How nice is that?! I almost never got out but, when I diiiid… boyfriend and I hung out on the bed and a played a little more on the Nintendo. We both put our phones away for the night but, noticed we actually had full service! We really thought there’d be none all the way up there.
After some canoodling and kicking ass on our game, we were both hungry and decided it was time to go to the lodge’s restaurant for dinner.
There was outdoor patio seating but, I was way too cold for that! Inside, was just perfect and so cozy.
In the middle of the restaurant was a big fireplace. When we walked in, it hadn’t been lit yet so we got to watch them start the fire and throw the wood in.
There was a lot on their menu and as always, I had the hardest time deciding what I wanted to order.
We agreed on a big bowl of chili with red onions, red kidney beans and jalapenos thrown on top and a jalapeno cornbread muffin on the side for our appetizer.
When we first got the chili, we were annoyed as ever because it was COLD. We asked her to “please heat it up,” which she did immediately but, when we got it back, we were more annoyed because our onions and jalapenos were then warm and soggy– we didn’t let it ruin our night though. It was still edible and the muffin was fantastic!!
For our main courses, we both chose BURGERS. ❤
I ordered the BBQ Western Burger with no cheese and I added pineapple slices– it was so yummy… then, I put some of our remaining chili on top of my fries… and I don’t think I’ve ever made a better decision in my whole life.
Boyfriend had the Stuffed Turkey Burger. It had cheese on top and cheese stuffed inside of the patty, too. I had a small bite and thought it was alright– definitely not better than mine though!!
For our dessert, I threw my “dairy-free diet” out the window, and we ordered the huuuuge brownie sundae.
I was disappointed to see the whole freakin’ thing was covered in whipped cream!! I don’t really like the stuff, personally… it’s crazy to think anyone would enjoy their ENTIRE dessert drowning in that much whipped cream though.
I shoved it all off and found like half a gallon of vanilla ice cream atop a nice, chewy, fudgy but sort of too thin, brownie!!!
We tried our best to finish it but in the end… it beat us. There was probably a little more than half leftover!
We washed it down with some hot, black coffee before heading back.
When we got back into the room, we played on the Nintendo until our tummies were done resting. Boyfriend made us a bubble bath in the jacuzzi and lit our candles to set the mood. 😉
We tried to put a movie on the TV and watch it from the tub but, we couldn’t hear a thing. We entertained ourselves in there instead… and then, we washed off the bubbles together under the shower head.
I forgot to mention, but we found two movies to rent from the office. Boyfriend had never seen Thirteen Ghosts so we got that one and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. We watched like half of Thirteen Ghosts before we couldn’t focus anymore. We decided to just play games on the Nintendo for the rest of the night with movies on in the background.
We went to sleep around 3 AM and check-out time was at 11 AM.
I woke up early enough to take another glorious shower. We also got to spend some time soaking in the sun and gorgeous views from the balcony before it was time to pack up and go.
We were even early enough to get breakfast at their restaurant before hitting the road, too. Unfortunately, I wasn’t that hungry and that brownie sundae was gettin’ to me, so we just shared one plate and added some sausage links on the side.
I played an Adventure Time game on the Nintendo during the whole ride home. It seemed like such a quick drive! I was devastated that our romantic cabin getaway was already done and over.
I wish I had more time to write so I could get you updated all the way to TODAY but, I’ve gotta go get ready for work now. Tomorrow, I’ll write another Journal Entry— I have the day off so I’ll actually be able to get everything down on “paper”.
Hope you’re all having an awesome weekend! ❤