Larry and I impulsively decided Monday night that we should get away by ourselves next weekend. We were just talking, and somehow one comment led to another that led to reseverations here
The Hotel Hershey…I’ve always wanted to stay here ever since I saw it on America’s Castles. I love the show, and watch it every time I find it on. I’ve always loved visiting old houses like this – I want to see all of the ones that have been on this show. Sorry – for a minute, I lost total focus and started looking the houses up on the web (Marble House, Winterthur, Stan Hywett…..ahhh…I want to go!). Anyway – we were talking about how we needed to spend some time together, and started talking about where to go. B&B somwhere (now that we are non-smokers!), New York? Philly? Larry mentioned the Hotel Hershey, and that was it – we are going to do it. I can’t wait – the Hotel is supposed to be beautiful, and it will be fun to get away from real life for a bit. So Friday, we are off.
OK, so January probably isn’t the best time to visit Hershey, but I’m not a huge fan of amusement parks, so I don’t care about that. I think we’ll probably just shop in some of the outlets there (and yes, there is a yarn store) or maybe go to Gettysburg (I’ve never been and nothing says fun like tromping around a historic battleground in January!)…and of course, its Amish country so there are cute stores and things to go to. And if we can’t find anything to do…well, the hotel has an amazing spa with chocolate dips and massages. Yummm….I’m sort of hoping for bad weather!
Just being away, though, is enough. Sometimes I just need to spend time with Larry and recharge our relationship and spend time and talk about things unrelated to kids, bills, animals, whatever. Like yarn. And knitting. Yes, that’s it – we can totally reconnect and talk about yarn! Ok, not really (although Larry really does humor these conversations quite often). So two more days of work, and then a nice drive out to Hershey Friday afternoon. Wouldn’t it be nice if it always was a three day work week?
On the knitting side, I found excellent directions for cabling without the cable needle on Wendy’s site – amazing. Looks so obvious and simple….I’m going to try it tonight. If you hear screaming from wherever you are, you will know it didn’t go well.