Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dano & I took an early anniversary trip for the weekend. Back in November, some guys at Bass Pro cornered us and talked us into a 2 night stay at the Cibola Vista Resort near Lake Pleasant for $99. If you go to the little orientation you get $125 in gift cards to Bass Pro so we were down.

We left on Saturday and stopped and had lunch at Cafe Rumba in Glendale. I used to work at Cafe Rumba when I was a sophomore in high school and I haven't been back since. I was excited to go back and the food didn't disappoint. As soon as I walked in the smells brought back so many fun and hilarious memories. Those were the days! After lunch, we headed to the resort. It ended up being really nice.
 Some views of the outside

All I wanted to do on this trip was see movies so we went and saw Water for Elephants. I can't even express how much I loved this movie. It was fantastic! Dano never likes movies I like and even he gave it a 9 out of 10! It is a must see!!!

Sunday morning was the orientation for ownership. We thought it would be a complete bore but it was actually fun. Weird. Our salesguy was so personable and fun to talk to. In fact, we ended up talking to him for over 2 hours. Usually I would be driven to insanity at this point but it was enjoyable. We said no of course but there were no hard feelings and we were on our merry way.

We grabbed some lunch at Chipotle and wanted to catch another flick at the movie theatre. There was a Krispy Kreme across from the theatre so I wanted to check it out first. It was the biggest Krispy Kreme in the country I swear. It was so cool and there was a milk bar where you could pick your flavorings and they'd mix it up for you. We didn't get a milk but some day I'll come back to try it.

Dano really wanted to see a scarie movie so we chose Insidious. Half way through I decided that I didn't want to see the scary guy because I am home alone with the kids a lot at night. I knew that scary images would be burned in my mind forever on so we saw Soul Surfer instead. I loved that movie too!!! I seriously was choking up and teary eyed all through the movie. I don't know if it was because of hormones or because my eyes hurt so bad from watching so many movies , or just because I'm a cry baby all of a sudden but it was such a great movie. It was clean and inspirational and I just loved it!

For dinner we went to a local family owned Italian restaurant. It was called Cucina Tagliani. The restaurant had the cutest decor. There was lattice on the ceilings with vines strewn in and out all around. Pots of geraniums and other plants covered all of the nooks and crannies and it was just so charming. The food was great too! Every single thing there is made from scratch. They brought out some delicious hot bread and olive oil for dipping. We ordered Pasta Tagliani and Montalcino Chicken. So Yummy! If you are ever in Peoria, Arizona you must try it!!

 Their portions are huge so we ordered half sizes and it was the perfect amount.

We came home Monday mid morning. The kids acted excited when they saw us so that made me happy!! I secretly missed them like crazy so I was so glad to be back.
Its Wednesday now and I'm ready for another few nights away.............

(sort of )


Megan Brown

Time to plan the next getaway!! We are already missing watching the kiddos!!

Keith and Courtney

That sounds wonderful, well all except the having to listen to the sales guy. Keith dragged me into that once and I made him swear to never do it again...EVER!

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