Today was the first day that we really relaxed and did nothing for the first half of the day. I woke up at about 8am to make my appointment for a manicure and pedicure, and then went down to the fitness center to TRY to work off some of all the GREAT food we have been having while Andrew slept in! After the work out, we headed on over to the breakfast buffet, which was incredible. All sorts of things from fruits and yogurt parfaits, to custom made omelets, to waffles and pancakes, bagels and pastries, bread pudding and other delicious special breakfast items... this buffet was high class! I will be honest... I tried just about everything! I ate breakfast like a Queen!
After breakfast we went back and put on our bathing suits... which, might I add, was a struggle after eating so much! ha! We then headed down and spent some time in the hot tub and lounged by the pool in our luxiourious robes! I think I wore my robe almost 90% of the time we were there!
After the pool time, we went back to our room to get ready for the day and check out of our room. We loaded up the car with our suitcases and then Andrew sat by the fire at the resort lounge and I headed down to go get pampered!
Bye Bye wonderful Resort in Olympic Valley (The Squaw Valley Resort)!!
After that, it was off to Sacramento. Andrew had purchased a Groupon for a nice little bistro that we had reservations to. It was called Vanilla Bean Bistro. Delish!! Homemade pita bread that they made fresh only minutes before they served it to you and all their ingredients tasted like they were picked fresh off the branches! Their specialty was using fruits and vegetables to enhance all their dishes!
A delighful dinner was follow by a delightful stroll down Old Sacramento. They had a music fesitval going on there, so it was pretty packed with people, but a nice feel none the less!
We saw a neat little shop that peaked our interest, so we decided to check it out. Inside we found some jewlery that was very unique. The woman who makes them uses vintage wax stamps, vintage buttons, or a molds taken from found objects to imprint into pure silver to make charms! When Andrew had asked me to be his girlfriend and later his wife, he used a wax seal to close the letter he gave me (You can read the story of us here!) . We found a pair of earrings, that we will be making into two seperate necklaces. One for me and one for him, so that they will match. They are gender neutral enough that we can both wear them! The imprint is of a hand with a heart in the palm of it with the words "truth" and "love" in small writing along the sides. Truth and love are two key components to any relationship...especially a marriage. Not only will this charm be a great memory of our anniversary trip, but it will also be a reminder of where we need to be grounded and always resolve back to no matter what.
Truth and Love.
Back at the hotel now unwinding and trying to soak in the moments as well as the memories, as our trip will be coming to a close in only a few short days. I wish it never had to end... I feel like I am having the time of my life!