Sunday, September 21, 2008


I have promised friends a new post with photos today.....but I didn't do it. Let me give you my excuses. Dave had a retreat this weekend and the girls and I were looking forward to tagging along and sipping pina coladas near the pool and working more on my tan at the Hilton! I have never stayed at a Hilton before. I was ready to live it up. We arrived at noon in time for our free lunch and were going to check in and begin the festivities. Well, check in wasn't until 2. We walked around and scoped out the pool with a great water slide and tried to get the Parrot outside to talk. Our room was finally finished at 2:40 and we arrived to a double bed. Now this isn't going to work for the four of us. We switched rooms with another couple without children and were able to get two doubles (or so we thought) and ended up with two twins! Dave and I hadn't done it in a while, but we can share a twin bed for a night. We were up for the adventure.....we were going to remember vividly the good old days. After dinner we were going to experience the pool...the ice machine was broken, so no pina coladas by the pool. When we got down there, we had missed the slide. They had already turned it off. So we decided to sit in the hot tub and have the girls in the pool next to us. Both were extreme temperatures. So, I ended up sitting on the edge with my feet dipped about an inch deep. We were going to make the best of it and invited our friends up to the room for the pina coladas. We enjoyed it and Dave needed his sleep for the conference, so we headed to bed at a decent time. At about 2:30 a.m. I heard the heavy rain. We are right on the ocean, it's rainy season, I just figured we could hear it really well. Dave announced that there was a leak in our bathroom to get up and get dressed that we would be moving rooms. Agh! We are now on to room #3! They generously upgraded us to a suite. Very nice, but I had already had enough.

The plan was to have us all ready for updated family photos on the sand by the ocean with palm trees and everything. I had us ready, but it was still raining cats and photos this weekend. I'll try again soon.


StaceynCorey said...

Ugg, sorry your trip turned into a drag :(

Look forward to new pics when you get a chance. I know how hard it can be to find the time.