Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Good to get Away

Five years ago Paul and I were invited to spend an inexpensive weekend away at the Marriott's MouniatinSide Resort. All we had to do to get the cheap rates was listen to a 90 minute presentation about the benefits of owning a timeshare. We didn't buy a timeshare but we did take the $100 gift card they gave us for our time and spent it at the outlets! We really did fall in love with the resort though and hoped to go back.  

During the summer (AKA the off season) you can get into this property even if you don't own a timeshare. We decided that Father's Day weekend would be a great time to go. We had some issues with Andrew but otherwise it was a really nice little getaway. 

We got there Friday evening. The kids wanted to go straight to the pool. 

Paul and I lounged by the pool while they played. 

It wasn't long before they were both invited to join a volleyball game with another family. They had a lot of fun playing before it got too cold to be in the water. 

After the pool this kids played ping pong with us. It was so funny. It was their first time playing. I'm sad to say they inherited my coordination. 

Friday night we headed to the grocery store to get milk, eggs, yogurt, ice cream, candy and microwave popcorn. You know, all the essentials. Saturday morning we all got ready and went to the outlets. We didn't spend too much time there. By the time we were done it was warm enough to go back to swim some more. Andrew was being difficult so he stayed in the room.

This place has seven different hot tubs that are linked by these waterfalls. It's really beautiful and it makes hot tubbing a lot more fun. 

After swimming we got ready for dinner. They didn't realize they had a Blue Iguana in Park City but once we spotted it of course we went there. 

Ragnar happened to be going on the same weekend. We saw a lot of runners around the outlets and a lot of team vans/SUV's. This one was the best.  

I wish we had more time and money to go through all these shops but they aren't made for kids so we posed with the art instead. 

When we were done with dinner we hung out in the play room. I dream of having a room like this some day. The kids loved playing pool. 

I even took a few shots. 

Mostly I sat by the fire. 

Emma also took advantage of the teen lounge. 

The kids stayed up late watching TV on the pull-out couch. This was the nicest couch sleeper I have ever seen. The mattress was memory foam. It was thick and dense. I could have slept on it. We need to look into getting one of these for downstairs. 

The only bummer about this place is check-out is at 10:00 am! Say what? That took some effort. We gave Paul his Father's Day gift before we left. 

Double skewers from Crate and Barrel. We've already used them and they totally rock. If you eat a lot of kabobs these are a must! 

It was time to say good-bye. This picture cracks me up because of Emma's reflection. Don't make silly faces when I have a camera. I will blog them! 

That evening we went to David and Nancy's for Father's Day dinner and family time. 

It was a great weekend. Sometimes you just have to get away. 

1 comment:

linda said...

Looks like the perfect getaway weekend.