Tuesday, June 28, 2011

1st night away - Mommies night out!

I know this isn't a big deal to some. But, it is a big deal to me. I haven't spent a night away from my little man. I didn't think I was even going to do this trip as much as I talked about it. One night isn't a big deal though right? I'm not a bad mom for wanting one morning to sleep in?

Leonesse Cellars
My friend Liz and I both have little babies the same age. Victoria is 9 months and Jake is 10 months (next week). This was her first trip away as well. The way up we looked at each other and wondered if this was the right thing to do. But, we kept going. We really weren't going all that far and we would be back the next evening. The most important thing was the our little ones would be happy and safe. We both are fortunate to have very hands on husbands that wanted us to have a good time. So, deep down we knew our munchkins were in good hands. I once read somewhere that when you get away (even for a night) you come back a better happy mommy. I was that before... but, it was nice to not worry about anything for 24 hours!

We got to Temecula and went directly to Leonesse. My FAVORITE winery in the valley. We took the golf carts down through the winery and went into the barrel room to taste. They are great there! And the wine is SUPER YUMMY. Then we went over to Weins, Mount Palomar, and then Churon. We went to Churon because that's where we were staying the night. I will recap the wineries tomorrow on my wine blog winegirl15(click on link), so check there tomorrow morning. Then we went out to dinner at PUBlic House and then went to The Wine Collective.
Leonesse barrel tasting room for members.

Love those baby grapes. Grow baby grow!
Yes, we looked like twins! ha ha.
The next day Liz and I both woke up at 6am. Wide awake. It took us about 30 minutes to fall back asleep until 8:30am. We didn't go to bed until 1:30am so I was still tired. We had breakfast at the winery and then went to Glen Ivy resort for a spa day.

Glen Ivy was not what I expected. I've heard such great things about it... and I honestly wont go back. Broken Saunas and Steam rooms, it's crowded, loud, dirty, and the pools were so packed. It's wasn't my idea of a spa. Maybe I'm spoiled. But, I still like the Montage (Laguna Beach), and Burke Williams (Orange). I'll stick to those. Anyhow, Liz and I totally made the best of it! We took lounge chairs and put them in a far away location and we finally had piece. We found a spa with no one in it and jumped in! The best part about the trip to that spa was the grotto. They can only let a few people in at a time, so it wasn't too crowded. They take you down into a what looks like a cave (hence grotto), paint you with a mixture of aloe and coconut oil, and then you go into another room (like a steam room) so that your pours can open and you rub the mixture in. Then you walk into another room with showers to clean up. After that room there is another room with apples, and tea. So, that was nice. It was cool and somewhat quite so Liz and I enjoyed that. Here's the thing, I don't mean to sound like a snob or a brat, but I was getting away and I wanted to be in a quite zone. I've been to PLENTY of spas and they are always quite and not overcrowded. Liz and I laughed because we are the types that research things to death. We didn't research this place because so many people talk about it. UGH. Live and learn.

On the way home we stopped at Toms Farms. An open market with live music that my parents would take Marty and I to growing up. We got good produce and then headed home. Liz and I will laugh about this trip for years to come. All in all it was nice to get away. Temecula was local and we mainly wanted to get a little wine and sleep in. The spa was an added bonus. Next trip perhaps we'll venture further out like Santa Barbara, Napa, or Sonoma. Depending on when we are all pregnant! But, perhaps we can just make a couples trip and bring the babies! he he. Jake's already been to Santa Barbara, and Lodi. ;)

I got back in time to bathe Jake and hug on him. I missed him so much! I missed Grant too! I couldn't wait to hug the both of my boys! Lucky mommy.

Next month... BURKE WILLIAMS. :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had fun wine-tasting. We are about 3 miles away from Leonesse. Although I hate wine...lol! We love Glen Ivy, but if you were expecting a quiet spa, that is definitely not it. Most people are there celebrating wedding showers, baby showers, etc. It's like a mama party spa. Lol!


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