Sunday, November 13, 2011

Long Weekend Getaway

The best thing about Mondays?  Monday Listicles!  It's that time again, and this week's topic was chosen by the lovely Hopes of Staying Afloat.  She's asked us to share our top ten things that make a perfect vacation. Because I like to bend the rules to suit my own purposes, I'm going to tweak the topic just a scooch.  Since we just returned from a long weekend getaway to Whistler, I decided to share our ingredients for a fantastic mini-vacay.

1. Great friends.


2. Another two-year-old for Lilah to play with.  (Bonus points if he's this cute.)


3.  Beautiful, rugged surroundings.  (Further bonus points for a destination that has hosted the winter Olympics.)


4.  A light dusting of snow.


5.  Lots of delicious eats.


6.  A handful of toys and unlimited doses of two-year-old imagination.


7.  An iPhone to keep the kids busy when the toys lose their lustre.


8.  The novelty of new toilets, which can lead to higher than average rates of potty use. 


9.  Bedtime stories and snuggles as usual.


10. Hot-tubbin'. 'Nuff said.



22 comments:

  1. Hee hee. That listacle pretty much had your name on it! Good for you for going away. We were super lame this weekend.

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  2. I love that we both had weekend get aways to write about. I also love that your comment on Stasha's blog was that you are more of a home body and less of a traveller. That is so me too. People always think I am a bit crazy because I don't love to travel. Glad I found a kindred spirit.

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  3. Firsts snow! So exciting. Will be skiing in no time. I like my vacation in an hour drive parameter too :)

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  4. oh, hot tub.

    - I so look forward to my little one in her two's

    www.mamaandthecity.com

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  5. Great recipe for a perfect vacation! You do take some awesome pictures! :)

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  6. That vacation looks fabulous! Your "rugged" vacation spot is beautiful! Usually I prefer warm sandy beaches, but the winter snow looks quite appealing :)
    Great pics as always!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful mini-vacation - I love your pictures.

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  8. Great photos! I laughed at #8. What we count as success is so different now than it used to be, isn't it?? : )

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  9. wonderful pictures! love the hot tub! every time we go to a hotel, I try to steal a few moments in one....but they always find me. It's so funny seeing them try to brave the hot water just to be with mommy.

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  10. That looks like an amazing vacation! Although, I'm hoping that the first snow stays away for a little while around here.

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  11. Have yet to get to Whistler, can you believe it? Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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  12. How cute is that hot tub photo!
    I'm not much of a winter fan, but your trip looks quite enjoyable.

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  13. Gosh dernit, you are such a good photographer...all these blogs with fantastic photos make me want to be a better photo.
    Love the shot of the Olympic village place in the snow. Gorgeous. Also the pix of you two reading to the kids.
    Makes me want to go to the snow...!

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  14. We love love love Whistler! Can't wait to get back there this winter. :) Those are great pictures and it looks like it was a fantastic way to spend e weekend. :)

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  15. Those photos are gorgeous. U could have a new career there. Lilah is just a wonderful little lady and it looks like a great family getaway. Miss Whistler! x

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  16. Yes, having an iPhone around in a desperate "kid taming" situation on vacation is great! Now I also just need to remember to stock it ahead of time with kid friendly videos or games :)

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  17. Thanks for the great photos Amanda.You always take the sweetest pictures of Carter .I love the I phone pic.He and Lyla are so sweet together.
    Pat(Carter's Gramma)

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  18. Another adventure! Such traveling folk.

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  19. Looks like you've already had the perfect vacay!

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  20. I miss Whistler.
    How lucky are you that you're able to drive there? Sigh.

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  21. Lilah seems like she's growing up so fast!! I love all the photos but my favourite is the last one of her hot-tubbin it!

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