6 Years: Holy Sh*t
February 7th marked mine and Dave's sixth anniversary. Every time I think about the fact that we have spent six years together, my mind is boggled. Because it hasn't felt like six years. It has felt like two. But then I think about the life we have created together and all the things we have experienced already, and I can believe it has been six years. How the time flies though!
So this past weekend we booked some time away at a vintage hotel: the Millcroft Inn and Spa. It is located about an hour outside the city...you know, out in that stuff called nature. I didn't really think about what we would DO once we got there, I just knew that we needed some time away and that this seemed like the best place to do it.
On our way!
Easy there GQ.
But first, we had to meet the rents, and the rest of the fam for lunch to celebrate my dad's 65th birthday.
Ha! Happy birthday daddy!
The three douches.
And then we were on our way. My sister decided to catch a ride back home with us, as we were going that way anyway. And any time my sister and I are together, craziness ensues. Hence, I present you with the video below. Not embarrassing AT ALL.
We Should Form a Band from Kato Kaka on Vimeo.
As soon as we checked in I had to take off for my spa treatment. My mother is an angel and gave me a gift certificate she had for a hot stone massage. Seriously, an angel. And the spa was beautiful.
Tranquility lies here. As well as a trashy Us magazine I devoured.
Fancy spa water. Only the best for the richies.
After my massage it was time to head over to the restaurant for a fancy dinner. Thank goodness this was all included in the package we bought because it was EXPENSIVE. There is no way I would have been able to afford the spa and dinner. But man, was it ever good. I was also drunk and floating on a cloud of rich people glory, so that may have had something to do with everything tasting so good. I decided to wear heels to dinner, but that lasted all of thirty seconds after I walked out the door. I asked Dave to grab my boots for me and I would change into my heels once we got to the restaurant. I didn't. I carried them to the table and dropped them on the floor beside me. So classy.
I just couldn't do it. I had to stand on the cold ground to change out of them too.
Some kind of romantic garden thing.
More wine. And Dave. A great combo.
My dessert. Oh man. This will be dreamt about for years to come.
I had scallops and chorizo as my appetizer and duck for my main. I felt really bad about the duck. I don't think I will ever eat it again. The guilt far outweighed the taste. That dessert above was a passion fruit mousse-line. I can't even describe the flavour to you because I might cry.
After dinner, we headed to the games room. You were allowed to bring your wine anywhere on the premises (except the dining room and lounge area) and believe me when I say we took full advantage of that little piece of knowledge. We played pool, and I won the first game. You will see my little dance as you scroll down. Dave won the next one. He did not dance because he is not a loser like I am.
After the games room we went swimming for over an hour. We had the pool to ourselves because it was 11 o'clock at night. Awesome! I have never been to a place that kept the pool open after hours. No pictures though, I am not a magic man that can take pictures and swim at the same time.
The next morning we shuffled our tired asses over to the restaurant for our free breakfast. It was early, but we paid for that shit. Not going to let it go to waste.
That little turret to the left is where the restaurant is located.
There are no pictures of us at breakfast because we both looked pretty rough. We had an amazing time though! Next time we will have to stay for longer and hike the many beautiful trails they have.
Next time, when there isn't so much wine involved.