Monday, May 25, 2009

Anniversary Get-A-Way

First I was out of commission with my wrist and although it didn't prevent me from posting I was in a bit of a bad mood since I wasn't able to knit. Then my DH took ill with a nasty virus and it had me running in circles to keep up. Last Monday I started getting sick. I have had a fever day and night since then. The only way I could keep the fever at a relatively reasonable temp was to take a combination of 1 Tylenol and 1 Motrin. Unfortunately I didn't figure that out until the wee hours of my first night of my anniversary get-a-way weekend. At least this made Saturday much more enjoyable!

Yes, DH and I are celebrating 20 years this Tuesday. We planned a trip to Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. It's a beautiful hotel and we always love taking in the waters, your skin feels so much better afterward. I thought we were booking a regular room with a two person tub. So imagine my surprise as I walked into our room and saw a gigantic jacuzzi tub! Double sided electric fireplace which faced both the jacuzzi/seating area and also our big king size bed. Here he had reserved the 'Honeymoon Suite'! We never had a honeymoon 20 years ago so I was quite touched that he surprised me with it.

So by noon on Saturday we had to take a drive around MJ with the AC on so that my fever would go down. We stopped and picked up some fresh fruit and headed back to our room to relax and have a nice casual lunch. It seemed to do the trick combined with my new medicine cocktail and by the afternoon I could actually plan to go out for dinner and a movie.

We found this wonderful restaurant in an old 1905 mansion. It was quite the dining experience. The owners bought it in 1978 and converted it, taking care to find antiques that were owned by the previous owners and from the surrounding area. This three story mansion has such a 'step back in time' feel and the food was amazing as well as the staff were extremely friendly. They say the house is haunted by Minnie the former lady of the house and it can be read in 'Canada Ghost to Ghost'. If you're ever in Moose Jaw you must visit Hopkins Dining Parlor.

Then we saw Star Trek and even though my head was pounding the whole time(not fun with dolby digital surround sound) I still loved it. I definitely want to see it again sans headache.

The hand is healing up nicely, I am using my splint only at work now and I can do some knitting. So when I am feeling well I can take time to knit which is making me very happy!


  1. Happy anniversary! Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time.

  2. hapy Anniversary and I hope you are feeling 100% very soon!

  3. Looks like a lovely place!