This past weekend was my weekend away for graduation. Rich secretly talked with my sister and one of my best friends into taking me away for a weekend. I had to get involved in the planning some, but we ended up on Newport, RI.
So the plan was get going early on saturday and come back later on sunday to try and get a full weekend. On the way down we stopped at my cousin's high school graduation party (I feel like we just had her brother's party for goodness sake, and that was three years ago!). Then hit Newport Vineyards for a wine tasting before getting to the hotel.
After getting to the swanky hotel room we went and sat on the back deck with drinks for quite a while. This was incredibly relaxing. But eventually, we needed to eat dinner so drove over to downtown to hit Clarke's Cooke House. We saw some great parking spots but had to maneuver our way to them. UNfortunately they were gone when we got there, but there were two opening up. A lady in a huge suburban or something like that was waiting for one and we jumped to grab the other... which meant we sort of had to get in her way to get it....
SO we pull in and then she goes by us... huh? and rolls down her window and then everyone behind is looking at us as they drive by... so then we realize that we were complete jerks and totally just cut her off and stole her spot! Of course, we sit and deliberate on whether or not we should leave because she could come back and key the car. SO we leave and some other guy takes the spot... as we are driving up the hill the woman is walking down the hill and literally almost stops walking to watch us drive by!! But really, she looked too swanky to be the keying type :)
But we had a great time at dinner, where I proceeded to drink enough that I don't remember a couple of conversations and I saw two of the waiter who took our picture :) But not enough to get sick or have a hangover! Go me!
The next day, we had yummy breakfast and then walked the cliff walk for a while. It was really nice. We literally talked the entire weekend and to be honest none of us could remember about what. It was just what I needed....
... because this morning Max stayed home with a cold and I had to pick Sam up at noon because he had had a cold and fever... more on that later