Monday, September 15, 2008

A Romantic Weekend Getaway

To celebrate my 30th (!) birthday, my loving husband took me to Taos, New Mexico for the weekend. He took care of setting up lodging for us at this place....

From the minute we pulled into the driveway, I knew it would be the perfect place to enjoy a romantic weekend.

The "casita" couldn't have been more than 600 square feet in size, which was about all the room we needed. It had a full kitchen....
and a really comfortable bed in the loft...
My favorite part was the balcony, located just off the bedroom. It had a great view of the mountains and was a wonderful place to start the day off (complete with the big fluffy white bathrobes they provided) and to stargaze.The main living area was so cozy. It had a wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating, and was full of books and beautiful artwork. My biggest craving during this pregnancy has been mexican food. So what better place to spend the weekend than Taos, where three meals a day consist of beans, rice, spicy green and red chile, cheese, tortillas, and newly harvested green chiles? I was in heaven. Saturday morning we had a nice long breakfast at Michael's Kitchen...my very favorite restaurant in Taos. We wandered around town (and made sure to hit up all the yarn and wool shops, naturally.) We even ducked into an old-fashioned soda fountain for chocolate malts (I think we officially called that lunch..)

After wandering around town, we napped, read, banjo-picked, and knit at the casita and then went for a nice walk before dinner to the end of the road where we found the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. The architecture in Taos never ceases to amaze me...
Saturday night we had another great new mexican dinner and then visited with our friends Connee and Robin, who also happened to be in town for the weekend. Saturday night we cuddled up and watched a movie and slept in Sunday morning. Had another great spicy Taos breakfast with Connee and Robin before heading back towards Denver.

It was the most lovely way to celebrate my 30th birthday and was so nice to have a weekend to ourselves to relax before Baby Peterson arrives this winter. We hope to go back to the Casa Manana every year in the fall.

Thanks Brian for making it such a great weekend!!

1 comment:

wooly daisy said...

you are one lucky gal!