Saturday, April 18, 2009

A little getaway

April 30th is Tyler and my fifth anniversary (a mushy-I love Tyler post to come soon). We tossed around ideas of what to do for a while and couldn't decide. Then our friends offered to watch our kids for a couple nights if we would watch theirs next month. We took them up on it. We couldn't go on our actual anniversary because of Tyler's school. We celebrated a couple weeks early! We would have loved to go somewhere faraway and excited but in the end we went to Canadaigua and Rochester- and had a great time! We stayed the first night at a bed and breakfast in Canadaigua. We were really excited for this. It really wasn't that cool. It was a nice house and nice room but not worth the money. About five in the morning we started hearing what sounded like a mouse. We both laid away listening to it and finally Tyler turned the lights one. We never actually saw it. I told Tyler he should tell the owner because they should at least know so they can fix the problem. She thanked us and said it was probably a squirrel that they have problems with squirrels (that would have been nice to know before we booked our room). That was our first night....except I forgot to mention that we ate at an Italian restaurant and Tyler ordered Portabella mushroom soup and He thought it was one of the greatest things ever!!!

The next morning we hurried off to the temple, only to discover that I had looked at the summer schedule not the winter one and it was closed.
So we strolled through the Sacred Grove and came back to the Temple and did sealings the next day.

We headed to Rochester early and decided to tour the George Eastman house (he created Kodak). The mansion was beautiful and there was a museum attached all about photography and film, which was also interesting. I loved the library...of course.

This George Eastman guy was quite the man. He shot this elephant (back when it was legal), I think in his sixties or seventies. He loved adventurous things. He was really interesting. I think I would have enjoyed meeting him. He was a multimillionaire who seemed like a really good guy. He had a free dental clinic, donated over 100 million dollars (almost all anonymously), hosted free concerts etc. He seemed like he might have been kind of an eccentric old guy. He had his house cut in half and nine feet added in the middle because the conservatory was too square. Anyway it was a fascinating tour.

This picture is for my Dad. The dining room was hand carved walnut that was rubbed with lime juice to alter the color. I've never seen anything like it. Their was also an entire room of carved teak wood.

There is the outside of the mansion. We spent the rest of the day going to bookstores (a difficult place to spend much time at with kids), going to dinner (the dinosaur BBQ...it was really good) and going to a movie.
We spent that night at our random room from priceline (love priceline!). The next morning we went to the temple, walked around the town then headed for home. We had such a great time together. We really didn't do anything too out of the ordinary but it was nice having it be just us. We love spending time together. We never run out of things to talk about. I keep learning new things about Tyler (this weekend he told me about tracting into the Wegman's house...I had never heard that story before). It was an awesome weekend. We owe the Moeller's. I really hope the kids were good. We were so excited to see them when we got back. It's been fun hearing all their stories and getting lots of hugs. They had a great time while we were away. They played outside a lot, went to the zoo, watched movies etc. It was a great time had by all!

1 comment:

Anthony and Kristie said...

I am glad you had fun. Your kids were wonderful.