Collin and I had a wonderful anniversary! Thanks to Kara and Heidi, who split up our children between them, we had 24 kid-free hours. It was glorious. We spent them at the Talking Stick Resort.
This is the view from one of the topmost floor of the hotel (the 14th, I think?) Our room was only one floor below.
We stayed in a "Club King" room, meaning that we were in one of the Towers and had access to the Club Lounge. The Club Lounge, formerly the Presidential Suite, offered a free hors d'oevueres reception every night. And when I say free, I mean free -- food AND alcohol. Plus, they offered a continental breakfast every morning. (A nice one, too -- they had mini quiches and egg-and-bacon muffins along with fruit, cereal, bagels, etc.)
We had a marvelous dinner at their five-star restaurant, Orange Sky. Pretty fancy place -- it had a dress code and everything. (The people in front of us at the reservations desk were turned away because they were wearing shorts and flipflops -- yes, really.) The meal cost about the same as our room (!) but it was, hands down, the best meal I've ever had in my life. I had the Jidori Chicken and it was indescribably amazing. I moaned aloud with pleasure when I put the first succulent bite into my mouth and experienced the flavor explosion on my tongue. It was that good.
We told our server we were celebrating our anniversary, and look what she brought out for us! It was as good as it looks, too.
We also spent some time at Shadows, the cigar lounge.
It was truly a fantastic stay. And on Monday night, we got the best gift of all -- our new goddaughter was born! Welcome, Monica Gayle!
Take a look at Janie. Isn't she a doll?
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