Your most ROMANTIC weekend trip!

Old Jul 27th, 2006, 04:07 AM
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Our first trip to Paris was a long weekend 'e-saver'. Enough said.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 04:11 AM
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I would have to say the surprise weekend, anniversay getaway that my husband planned that required he negotiate time off with my boss. He gave me an envelope that said 'To be opened at 12:01pm' and once opened said, 'Pack up your things, say 'good bye' to your boss, and meet me outside.' He then took me to a nearby resort for 3 days of golf, relaxation, and anniversay celbrations.

Wasn't so much the actual destination, but the overall planning and thoughfulness.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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A long weekend at the Hod Hotel on the Dead Sea in Israel. It started with a large buffet dinner followed by after dinner entertainment that included a small Russian dance group and then plenty of music for couples dancing. The weather outside was warm, breezy and dry so we took an 11:00pm walk along the sea and returned to our room an hour later. Morning - huge, everythiing you could want buffet breakfast with made to order omelets as well, then off to the spa for a massage and then a dip in the pool. Next into the Dead Sea itself, which if you have never done this, then you don't know what heaven is like. You are weightless. The water holds you like a baby in a mother's arms and we both lay back and enjoyed the dessert mountains that almost reach the sea. Friday night and Saturday were more of the same - we felt totally spoiled.
Luckily, we do this sort of thing at least once a year.
Let's here it for Romantic Weekends!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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Ah, fuzzbo, aren't you proud of him for all that planning?! Yes, a lot of us are very blessed with wondeful husbands!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Georgel, that sounds like such a great trip. We haven't been to Israel yet, and I'm afraid we may never get to go. Glad you shared YOUR experiences with us!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 06:26 AM
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The past two years we have found staying at home without being bugged by friends or family is a GREAT romantic trip for us!

Home cookin', great bottles of wine, excellent music and.....a whole lotta catchin' up on "us" time.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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my perfect husband has done that "pack your bags" thing on several occasions.But maybe the best was one we planned- we rented a secluded cabin in the mountains for 3 nights. I prepared some gourmet goodies ahead of time, we brought salmon to grill and a case of wine, lol. We made fires, watched movies and drank wine in the hot tub. Before breakfast, he disappeared for an hour then came in with a huge bouquet of wildflowers he had gathered. Nothing like spending a whole weekend in an incredibly romantic place with no distractions!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Our first weekend together in Lake Geneva at a B&B. We were only dating for 2 months. He proposed, I accepted and 7 years later we're still as romantic as on Day 1.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:50 AM
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linda...now that's my idea of romance!!!!! ;-) i'd be a goner...

chebird...wow! that's a story in itself!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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The most romantic weekend trip we've ever taken was about four years ago.

We went up to Bridgton Maine for the weekend in late September/early October.

Stayed at the nicest B&B with fantastic innkeepers. We signed up for the romantic package so we got a private 2-person jacuzzi tub and wine and cheese out on their wrap-around deck, or across the street on the dock overlooking the lake right there.

We are the definition of city folk, so to get us to relax is a feat in itself. But that weekend, that's all we did. We went apple picking, we drank wine on the dock (that we had to ourselves btw), we played scrabble, etc.. it was great to just chill out.

Another romantic place was during our trip out to San Fran/Yosemite/Napa Valley. We stayed at a GORGEOUS B&B in Calistoga with a huge hot tub and fireplace in the room with a private patio outside our room with quite possibly the most delicious wine and breakfast I've ever had (uhh, not together HA!).

And while it wasn't a romantic weekend that we planned, I'd have to say our days in Paris last year were so wonderful. Hubby was just there the other day on business and he says we must get back there soon!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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I would absolutely LOVE IT if my husband called me at work and said pack your bags etc..

sigh

But, I'm the planner, not him. Woe is me.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 08:23 AM
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BostonGal, you must try your wine with breakfast sometime! Which B&B was it in Calistoga? The Foothill House?
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 08:28 AM
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LLindaC - Foothill House sounds right, but I don't recognize any of the photos on their website. But I'm sure that's the place! Have you been there? It's wonderful and I loved happy hour with the innkeepers heading downstairs to graciously share their wine cellar with us!
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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We stayed there in April. The owner's name was Darla, and she brought us breakfast in the room every morning. We had a private deck with a little waterfall.Here's my review with pics:
http://tinyurl.com/fhgen
Cottage Grove Inn was very romantic, too.
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Anyone have a romantic weekend, or suggestions for one, in ATLANTA?? Z is looking for ideas for a special celebration before Christmas. Thanks!
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Anywhere with a view. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to Alaska. The Denali Lakeview Inn in Healy and the Copper River Princess near Copper Center provided world class views from our rooms. And the views from everywhere in Homer and Halibut Cove were amazing. I'm told both Valdez and Seward have outstanding views, but both were fogged in the whole time we were there.
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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wannabe3, those are 2 of my all time favorite places we've stayed, and the fact that they're in Alaska makes them all the better. And yes, fog can really mess up the view, but at least you had great weather in Healy and Copper River. Weren't the beds heavenly at Denali Lakeview?
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 02:19 PM
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The beds were great! As you can see from my choices, I like views of nature. Another romantic "end of the road" place was the Flamingo Lodge in Everglades National Park. From your room you could see flocks of birds flying over-I believe-Florida Bay with no other buildings visible and very few people. Alas, the Lodge was damaged by Hurricane Katrina and almost totally destroyed by Hurricane Wilma last year.
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Sad to hear about Flamingo Lodge. We have a friend that lives on Islamorada and the last time we visited, he took us there by boat from Islamorada. What a great day that was! I'm with you on rooms with a view [as was Virginia Woolf, I guess!] Any other "great view" rooms you've enjoyed?

Did you visit Homer while in Alaska? We stayed at the Alaskan Suites while in Homer. They advertise as having a "millon dollar view" and they weren't kidding!

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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 02:37 PM
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Make that E.M. Forster, not Woolf. Okay, when I start goofing up like this, it's time to get off the internet! LoL Have a great evening, Wannabe!
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