Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Help Us Decide

Miracles still happen.

Tim and I are celebrating our 11th anniversary this weekend (no no, THAT'S not the miracle!), and we are actually getting a night away! Caroline is having her very own sleepover with her very doting Aunt Kristen (my sis) and Uncle Allen (who can deny her nothing, and rocks at getting her to sleep). The older two are going out to Elgin to their grandparents' house to sleep over (and I use the word "sleep" lightly, since cousins will be involved).

So we have two options. One is to find some last-minute availability at a charming bed and breakfast in the Hill Country, like maybe in Fredericksburg -- like we used to do BK (before ...). It would be about an hour's scenic drive from the city, and let's call that the "getting away from it all" option. The other is to get on Priceline Hotels, shoot for a killer rate at a nice place downtown, and have an early dinner followed by some Shakespeare in the Park, which we did on one of our first dates way back when. The show is "Much Ado About Nothing," (love the play, love the movie Kenneth Branagh made) and is only running for a limited time, and it's not really an option with the kiddos, since it doesn't even start until 8:00 p.m. And it's free. Let's call that the "night on the town" option.

How will we make this decision? With help from my readers, of course! Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your votes. I am going so far as to create a POLL, thus making this website a fully interactive, multimedia experience. If you need more details before voting, ask and you shall receive, in the comments section.

Our weekend happiness depends on YOU, so come and do your civic duty. (But, no promises to abide by the poll results, of course. ;-) That's the fine print.)

5 comments:

Tracee said...

hhmmm. there's so much more info about the shakespeare option, me thinks the lady doth want that one more.

Jenny said...

I vote for the B&B...just b/c it'd be more of a change of scenery than the other option.

Vanessa said...

i say get away!! B&B sounds nice! This is a wonderful time to take the drive. . .and stop at Wildseed Farms to enjoy the wildflowers and eat some yummy German grub in Fredricksburg, or I know of this FABULOUS place to eat in Fredricksburg that's off the beaten path called the Herb Garden. You would love it. And they actually have a larger herb garden you can walk and a shop full of lotions and potions full of smelly goodness.

Speaking of Shakespeare at Zilker. . .B's caregiver at the gym performs in it. I would love to go, but need to find a babysitter :)

MoreThanJustaMom said...

Night on the town! I love Much Ado About Nothing...

Kristen said...

Get away! How nice to get out of the city into the hills--doesn't getting away from the hustle and bustle together sound superb? You could actually have nice slow dinners and entire conversations without being interrupted!