Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I know that I've said this before...

...but I'm just going to say it again. We love staying at bed & breakfasts! It also makes for a lovely Spring Break getaway. Leave the young'un overnight with the grand-parentals and get a night away where we can remember a) what it's like to not have a super early alarm clock and b) what it's like to just BE.

What is it about a bed & breakfast that their inevitable array of coffees, teas and hot chocolates are enough to make me ecstatic? I mean, I have all of these in my own house, yet I don't stare at my pantry and drool enjoyably. I don't drink 3 cups in a row of ______________ just because I can. Why not?

And how can you not love a night away where the cost of the room also includes a serious breakfast including orange juice served in champagne flutes? (Granted, that was a little weird.) But the homemade pastries and super delish fresh fruit were all that I love about eating breakfast out.

If booking a bed & breakfast, a screened in back porch should be a must. In actuality, they always have these groovy common areas where it's just so darn relaxing ensconced in some funky, comfy chair, sipping _______________ while playing board games. It's the basics of comfort! And it's so...darn...relaxing! By the way--I won our Scrabble game.

I highly recommend a suite if possible. Give yourself and your traveling partner some space. And find a room that comes with alternate seating other than the bed; a sweet little armchair or recliner does wonders for one's mental state of mind.

And, I played my first Wii game and lost, by only 3 points, to the hubs in bowling. A Wii shouldn't be a prerequisite for a good B&B, but finding fun surprises most definitely IS.

Above all, my theory is that if the place is well stocked in oodles of comfy, then it doesn't much matter where it is. I don't mind some amount of boonies because that just means that I have to sit back and drink another eclectic mug full of Keurig coffee while the most mental stress that I face is deciding whether to read or play a board game. That's the kind of Spring Break that fits my lifestyle.

Ultimately, I can replicate the beverages, but how in the world am I going to re-create the breakfasts??

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