Saturday, the Hubbs and I celebrated our 11th anniversary of being together! I beat him out of bed (a first) and whipped up some Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Filled French Toast.
Hubbs also surprised me with these at work on Friday. Gorgeous flowers, and they smell so good!! He’s the best.
Later Saturday afternoon, we headed to our hotel. I had a Marriott Free Night that I earned from a promotion, so we decided to use it for this anniversary. We booked TownPlace Suites in Springfield. It had an indoor pool which was high priority, and it was right across from the hospital- just in case I went into labor. Spoiler: I didn’t. 🙂
This Marriott was also pet friendly, so we brought Snoops along this time.It was his first time riding next to the car seat. He did really well! Can’t wait to see how he interacts with his baby sister soon!
I have to say, I’ve stayed in A LOT of hotels- and this one really surprised me, especially for being in Springfield. We walked into a little kitchenette. It was stocked with cups, plates, utensils and all the the little things you would need.
Then, you enter into the living room. I love how tiny and compact everything is, but it still felt really spacious.
Snoopy was in heaven.
We made him a spot by the window so he could watch everything outside.
Then, we hit the pool! It was a saltwater pool. And you can’t see it in this photo, but there is a tv on the left side of the pool- so we turned on some college football and watched while we swam. It felt so good to relieve the pressure on my hips!!
After swimming, we cleaned up and headed out to dinner. Before we left the hotel, we used the free drink coupon they gave us and relaxed with a glass of red wine by the fireplace. Well, hubbs relaxed with the wine. I jealously watched him.
Stay tuned for more dinner details in the next post! But, I have to say, this little stay was perfect for us. It was right in town, the hotel was great, relaxing, convenient. And I really loved the decor, the friendly staff, and the thoughtfulness. The one downside is that I ordered an e-gift card with my rewards points to cover the pet fee. It’s Tuesday, and I still haven’t received it. Note- this is not a sponsored post- just sharing my experience with you!