Our lovely suite--living room AND master bedroom! Plus a full-size coffee pot. See that desk in the corner? I got that messy pretty quick--brought some art supplies and had a blast just scrappin' away the hours!
...or I sat on the couch and watched mindless TV...'Tyra Banks Show' and "Wife-Swap"..stuff I NEVER watch at home!! So decadent and fun! They were quite educational, really. On Tyra Banks they talked about getting things cheap~like hair cuts, trips, etc. I found out you can get your hair done at a beauty college at a fraction of the price. So yesterday, I went over to the local Beauty College and got my hair washed and cut for 10 bucks! That included a tip!! And I love how my hair turned out! And watching Wife Swap made me feel better as not only how I am as a wife, but as an all-around person...also made me appreciate Steve much more too! ;-)
Thru some french doors leads to the bedroom. Serene and calm.
And this is the view from our balcony. The Gaylord Hotel is like a Bio-Sphere..all enclosed, climate controlled with trees and foliage everywhere...babbling brooks and fountains. You feel like you're outside in perfect weather. Which, in Texas in August, I wouldn't say they have perfect weather! ;-)
I did venture out a lot, to the coffee shop and sat by a stream and read...met with a friend I'd made last year on her breaks from the conference. But mostly I relished the alone time to have fun cuttin' and pastin'!
So here's what I did....there was a brochure of the 'spa' in heavy cardstock sitting on the desk...I covered it with scrap paper and made a little journal of sorts of our trip.
I cut up travel magazines, brochures, and a fun Victorian catalog that I'd brought along and collaged it onto the 'book' after I'd covered it all in scrap paper.
Oh, one day Steve and I venture into Historic Grapevine on Main Street. Lunched at MainStreet Bakery~They had THE BEST sandwiches and darling atmosphere! There were sweet little shops and a darling Christian Coffee Shop called "Holy Grounds"! How cute is that?!
We also got to see our friends Brian and Sherry, who recently moved there from here in Northern California. They are still, ahem, 'adjusting' to the area, shall we say. It's always hard moving so far away..