Ok, who am I kidding? When you have kids you can't really "sneak" anywhere, but we did manage to plan a two day getaway at a cute little beach place that we snagged with a 50% off Groupon-type deal. After almost six weeks of passing around various flu bugs, colds and infections within our family, it was great to get some down time, relax and recharge.
We dropped the kids off at Grandma's house on Tuesday morning and checked in to our little beach chalet that afternoon. It was a great place we'd been to before and we like it because you get your own little apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room, two bathrooms and a loft style bedroom upstairs. It was kind of funny when I walked upstairs and saw a single bed and crib in addition to the double bed. It was already set up for our family, so I had a constant reminder of my kiddos. :)
We didn't have anything planned except to rest and veg. We watched lots of TV shows, read books, played games and slept! I had all the food mostly prepped before hand and we enjoyed leisurely and late meals - something which never happens with kids! Here are a few shots from our trip:
|Berty Ocas Apart Hotel - Bertioga, SP|
(Only 45 minutes from our house!)
|The entrance to our Chalet.|
|On the way to the beach armed with chairs and a big umbrella|
|A short walk to the beach.|
|Relaxing and reading. Can't remember the last time I had |
more than 10 minutes to read a real book!
|Not all fun and games - this is the traffic I had to contend |
with after picking up the kids from Grandma's house.