Sunday, January 25, 2009

Coming Back Down to Earth

Well, I'm slowly coming back down to earth again after our amazing date!  We thoroughly enjoyed being spoiled!  Thanks so much to our generous friends for sending us away!  

This was our room...very warm and relaxing!
    

It turned out that El Principito came with us since the little man wouldn't take a bottle no matter what we tried.  He was no trouble though and entertained himself for a long time in the mirror!  Grandma was disappointed she didn't get to keep him though!  

The hotel, originally built in 1914, underwent a 38 million dollar renovation in 2000.  The woodwork is fabulous.  This is the Hall of the Doges (dough'jez) which actually predates the hotel by 10 years.  It was a local ballroom that they lifted in by crane during the renovation.  I didn't know they could do that!  

Another favorite room of mine was the Marie Antoinette Ballroom, whose three original chandeliers were purchased for $10,000 each during a time when the average American's house cost $8,000.  Yikes!

And here's the proof that we were actually there!  Too bad Neil didn't happen to be visiting (he's listed amongst the famous guests, along with almost every president of the 20th century).


Photos: thedavenporthotel.com

10 comments:

have a lovely said...

what a fantastic treat...a beautiful place. and your ADORABLE little one knew he couldn't miss out so he found the best way to come along!!! :)

Belinda Chaplin said...

Sorry that Neil wasn't there - but it sure looks fantastic! Glad you had a great time!

jennykate77 said...

What a GORGEOUS hotel!! I'm sure you two had a very relaxing time, even with your adorable little one along! Love the pics!

Hope you're having a great Monday!

Becky Aguirre said...

Wow! That's an amazing place! Sorry you had the little guy along...but seems like he was pretty fuss-free...I had to laugh at the picture of the 3 of you, Principito looks so much like Brad! :) It's a good thing!

Betty said...

What a gorgeous place!! I bet you had a good time!
And your little one is just so cute. Can´t wait to meet him in real life!

Josie said...

Shilo, so glad you got to get away. That place looks INCREDIBLE!

schwabair said...

How fun that you guys got to stay there! We're hoping to make it there ourselves some day. Yea for hot dates!!

Julie said...

What an incredible experience!!! Thank God for great friends and a wonderful hubby to share the night with :)

Betsy said...

Your baby is precious...looks like a gorgeous place...how lucky you are.

Glitter and Bliss said...

I am getting caught up on several of your last posts. It looks like you had a wonderful time!! The hotel looks amazing. Wow!! So glad you enjoyed a little time away from the "norm". Also, you look so pretty in your new outfit ( a few posts down ). :)

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