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Bumpkins go to the City

Bumpkins go to the City

Me and the big C ended up going on a much needed 2 day trip to the city. We stayed at a place called the Hotel Monaco and it was grand indeed. The room was beautiful. The building was built in 1912 so it was crown molding everywhere and really high ceilings and windows. In the lobby (they called it the living room) they had free cocktail hour so we went down on the first night and the big C had a really good micro brew while I sipped Coke out of a wineglass and damned my medications that i have a love/hate relationship with. This was one of those hate times…I took a walk around the livingroom staring at all the art and going oohh, ah when appropriate. Me and the Big C were not dressed for this hotel but I didn’t really care. I wasn’t about to drop cash for some city casual in size one million for my new fat ass. I just squeezed into whatever I found in my closet. sigh. They had these 2 beautiful dogs in the lobby

, it is their home and I was checking out their beds which looked waaaay more comfortable than mine at home. They has silver serving dishes and this cute little fire hydrant in their little living area. Fancy city dogs. If we would have brought Dobbie, they would have mocked him and then turned their noses upward I’m sure. All kidding aside, it was a great hotel, excellent staff, I’d go back in a heartbeat but then I’d have to kill my kids all over again when i got home. sigh. I don’t know if I could do it twice. Getting blood out of the carpet is hard….just kidding! ha! My son came over for the weekend with my 3 grandkids who like run rampant when I’m not there to regulate. Well, looks to me like there was some kinda party and they left before we got home leaving everything for my daughter to clean and clean she did. She was exhausted and there is still so much to do. Her doc told her to rest, no lifting, etc. Her bf is going to have to pick up the slack since all I seem to see him do is sleep, eat, and talk. That doesn’t make my countertops shine dammit!! We had a great time, it was good to get away. I’ve been flaring ever since, but it was well worth it. I think we are going to have to do something like this every couple of months, it helps in the sanity department.

This is me talking to a statue of a seal downtown.  I really do need to get out more often..


I thought the courthouse looked cool.


We just missed a flower show across the street from the courthouse, but I got a quick snap of this sunflower.

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