Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our Getaway

Several months ago I bought tickets to the Green Day concert to surprise Noah with. I set up the the date with Noah's mom so that she could come and watch the girls for us. I also asked if she could stay the weekend so that we could getaway for a few days. She made time in her busy schedule to do that for us. So about a month ago while on a date I finally told Noah about the concert and about his mom being able to watch the girls for us. I didn't really have a place in mind for us to go, all I had planned was the concert. He said he would take care of the rest.
On Sat. afternoon we left for our weekend getaway. I still had no clue where we were going. I had an idea where he may take me, but that's it. Well I was right about the location, but had no clue that we were staying in a bed n breakfast a block form the ocean in cute and quiet Carmel. The Inn was built in 1929 by a young German lady and her husband. The Inn was originally called the Holiday Inn, and quickly become a favorite among university professors. Eventually, the Inn was expanded to its current size of 17 rooms all with private baths. When the Holiday Inn hotel chain came to Carmel, the Inn changed its name the Sandpiper Inn to avoid confusion. The Inn was named after the movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton which was filmed along the California coast including Carmel Point.

The location was perfect and our view was amazing. We were on the 2nd story and could leave our window open and hear the waves crashing all night. It was great! The Sandpiper Inn in Carmel has no phone, tv or Internet in the rooms.(Noah said it is so we can spend quality time together) They still use real keys for each and every room. On our arrival it was pretty late so we got a quick but friendly tour. They have a dinning area were they serve you breakfast every morning with yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, and some kind of breakfast quiche or casserole. They have a mini library where you can grab a book to read and enjoy. They have tables set up in the various rooms for eating places in the morning or afternoon tea. The kitchen is open for use any time of day. We could use the sink, microwave, stove, and fridge if needed.After getting our key we headed to Monterrey for some dinner. The 1st place we saw open was California Pizza Kitchen so that's where we stopped and ate. Once we ate we headed back to our place for a good nights rest.

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