Wednesday, February 10, 2010

32 MPH

Nate and I had a wonderful romantic getaway this past Sun-Tues! For Christmas, my parents gave us a GC to any of the Indiana State Park Inn's! What a perfect gift for outdoor lovers such as ourselves!! (The best part was the free babysitting also offered in the gift!) We searched each park's website, looking for the best option and we choose Pokagon State Park and the Potawatomi Inn. It is located in Northeastern Indiana, just north of Angola. It is minutes from the MI state line! As one can imagine, the place was covered in snow -- absolutely beautiful!!

When we arrived we checked in and put on some fun clothes and headed out to their famous Toboggan Run. We rented a 3 person toboggan for an hour and were able to make 3 runs. It is a 1/4 mile run .... however, that means you have to carry the 50 lb toboggan back up the 1/4 mile and climb to the top of the tower. We were exhausted!! The ride was exhilarating!! We peaked at 32 MPH on the way down!! Make sure to click on this link and take a virtual ride on their website (however, we had snow all around us unlike the video)!

After an hour on the toboggan run, we headed inside to change clothes and explore our weekend retreat center. We had the chance to sit by the fire and play games and read books. They were showing the Super Bowl and had an all-you-can-eat taco buffet in the cafe! We were thrilled we could cheer on the Colts in the presence of many die-hard fans. Unfortunately, the game did not turn out as we expected. After the incredibly DEPRESSING loss, we headed to the hot tub to wallow in our sorrows!! We weren't the only depressed people that had that same idea!! Ha!!

Monday morning we were able to sleep in until 7:45am! Woot Woot!! After a quick breakfast in the room, we headed down to the leather couch in front of the fireplace for more reading. After sitting there for 3 hours, I decided to hit the outlet mall 3 miles down the road. I got some INCREDIBLE deals for next winter! Sure hope she grows as I expect!!! When I got back, we had nice soup and salad at the lunch bar. We spent the afternoon playing games and watching the wildlife! HOW relaxing!!! While everyone else was at dinner, we decided to hit the hot tub again .... an hour later we looked like a bunch of raisins! But relaxed raisins at that .... We showered and spent our final hour and a half in front of the fireplace and read books. We decided to leave at 9pm Monday night to beat the storm that was quickly approaching. We didn't want to get snowed in up north considering they had predicted 12 inches by morning.

We had such a wonderful time away, but it was SOOOOO good to get home and pick up our baby girl from Grammie and Grampie Kiesel's house!! Sophia had a wonderful time with them!! Although, she was sure glad to see her mommy!!

Hope you will check out their website and consider the journey north!! (If not just for the outlet mall! HA!)

Allyson





1 comment:

Amber said...

Sounds like a great trip!