Mommy’s Annual Respite Weekend: Day #1 (Friday)
I spent the morning before heading out of town at Tommy’s school. I finished up a project for the end of the year program. I so enjoy my volunteer time at the school. Our favorite friend from across the pond brought a wonderful cake in to celebrate the royal wedding with the children!
Next, I ran home to pack for my trip and run a few errands. One of my errands was to get some cash from the bank. We all know Dave Ramsey wants me to use cash, even when I travel. I happened to run into the most handsome man at the bank…….my husband. It was so nice to be able to say good bye to him before leaving town.
I took my time driving to Duluth, I was in no hurry! I stopped first at Tanger Outlet Mall. Ok, my favorite Liz store is gone, but I still love Famous Footwear outlet! Did I decide to spend some of my cash there……of course!!
Two new pairs of black shoes…can you really ever have too many black pairs of shoes. I really did need new boots! My old pair can now go into the trash! Two pairs of shoes for $45.00, plus I received a $10 off coupon for my next visit, which just might be on the way home. I saw two more pairs I liked…but I needed some money to eat for the next 4 days! We will see what I have left for cash on the way home.
My next stop of course was at Kettle River Rest Area – the weather was so gorgeous I had to sit outside for a bit. I hated to get into the van, but I was listening to a very good book on tape so I was motivated to return to the van!
Finally, I made my way into Duluth. I checked into my room at the Holiday Inn.
My room is on the 10th floor – here was my view the first night! I moved the table in front of the window so I could enjoy the view.
After getting checked in, I headed to the grocery store to find some food for breakfast. This hotel does not have a free contiental breakfast like the other places I always stay on the Canal. A big strike against this place!
I decided to order from room services for supper and had a lovely steak! It was pretty good!
The rest of the evening I spent reading my book and listening to the little doggy next door yipping. Strike #2 – this hotel allows pets! I was tried and turned out the lights by 10:30!!
So that is how exciting my first day/night was……below is the trailer for the new Harry Potter movie Deathly Hallow – Part 2 coming out in July I think. I thought you might like to see it since you have been devouring the books! I am so glad you are enjoying reading the books. Enjoy!
Mommy loves and misses you, Tommy!
See you Tuesday!