Hiddy Ho Sweet Friends,
How are you doing this week??
I am doing well, a bit slow getting started this week,
cause I am a bit tired cause we had too much fun
on our weekend Anniversary getaway this passed
We stayed up late and got up early so as not to
miss anymore that we had to.................lol
But am paying for it now, actually, I am feeling
better today than yesterday, felt like I had a
head full of fluff yesterday, and I didn't even
eat a 3 Musketeers bar!! lol
The header picture was the view off of our
balcony. We had a great time once
we arrived at our destination. On the way I had
some stomach issues, probably from rushing around
and getting overheated trying to get out the door,
and then on the way we had planned to go to a new
store that just opened in the Orlando area a few
weeks ago, called "Garden Ridge". We did get
to go but it was a huge disappointment.....didn't
see anything calling my name. Someone had left
a comment on their website saying they were
like an Old Time Pottery, but they were a lil
bit higher in price. Don't think they are as nice
as an Old Time Pottery, and don't think there
wares are as nice nor their layout. Their layout
of the store was terrible as far as I was concerned,
and stuff was more pricey, and a lot of stuff very
Maybe it was just our mood, but hubby felt
the same way. My fav aisle in the whole store,
which I spotted the moment we walked in the
door, was where they had the mercury glassware.
They had some things that were this incredible
shade of blue, that just takes your breathe away,
it is so pretty...................unfortunately, at the time,
I couldn't think of anywhere I could put any of it,
duh........ now I realize my guest bedroom would
have been a great place. Oh Well!! Too late now!!
When we left there, we missed the exit we wanted
to get off on, as it came up way quicker than we
expected, and then got off at another one and
kinda wandered around awhile, totally in unfamiliar
territory, so thank the Lord, for Ella our GPS system,
Scott and Megan gave us for Christmas last year.
We had her programmed for the hotel,
and thought we would just get off
at this other exit to go eat, should have
programmed that exit in as well, but after some
meandering around and looking for some place to eat
we finally saw a Chick-fil-a, and I said at this point
anything will do, I am starving, so we got chicken salad
sandwiches to go, and headed for the hotel, she finally
got us to our hotel safe and sound!! Yea, Ella!
We were there just in time to get cozy comfy by
throwing on a hotel robe over our clothes,
making some coffee and going to enjoy sitting
on the balcony in the cold night air, it was the
best part of the day, and then awhile later
much to our surprise we got to watch the
Epcot fireworks. It was great finish to sort
of disappointing and frustrating trip there,
but the rest of the time was great..........but
have to say we were beginning to wonder!!
Especially after our Anniversary dinner fiasco,
on Monday, we were thinking, uh oh, think we
might be entering a testing time here! lol
Happy to say that was not true!!!
We stayed at the Wyndham Grand Orlando hotel
at Bonnet Creek. Seasoned friends of ours, that
live in Tenn. come down all the time and stay
at the resort timeshares there, and we have
been out there to see them several times, and
know they are very nice, and she has a special
lady she works with in which she gets great
deals, so she had me call this lady, and they
didn't have any condos, but the lady told me
about the new hotel and said they were running
a special for Florida/Georgia residents. So I
called and we got a great price, and the hotel
was just 6 weeks old, and Gorgeous!!
So know how we all love pictures, so took some
pictures of our room, and of the hotel, but will only
show you the room today, and nighttime balcony
views. When you see our room you will think
the Ty Pennington or Nate Berkus must have
The bed doesn't look quite as neat as when we came
in because the bell hop came in to check our pillows,
cause they usually have down pillows, and I am allergic
to them, so he was making sure we had
Those lil belt buckle looking things on the
headboard are reading lights, very cool!
Love the throw, sort of silky looking, might be
hand screen print!
Sofa was very comfy and a nice neutral of beige,
khaki with a bit of a gold sheen t it, that couldn't
be captured w/ the camera. Was wondering if the
picture was of the Fountain of Youth maybe!!
Really liked the carpeting, it is very different......
and it is unique all over the hotel as you will see
in the other pictures I post at a later date.
Curtains were like this when we came in!
Curtains closed, love this shade of blue, course,
it reminds me of home!! lol
Only lots more modern......
Dressing room area
Hallway in the room near the bathroom
and closet areas.
and closet areas.
This area was in that Hallway across from the
dressing room, if you look closely you can
see a reflection of it in on of the pictures.
Table and chairs. Like the way they did this,
and loved the modern spindle leg,
The drawer fronts were some type of laminate,
I believe that mimics the look of Capiz shells,
I think they call them. Very Pretty, it is also
on the front of the sink area in the dressing
room, and we also saw it in other areas
in the hotel.
These are views from our balcony on the
That tall red thing is a fountain that turns lots of colors
and does all kinds of neat things.
and does all kinds of neat things.
Sorry this are a bit blurry, but love all the lights reflecting
over the water.
This area is pretty big, there are probably 8-10
condos around this lil lake, as well as the hotel,
and a nice walk way so you can explore.
We enjoyed the hotel so much, and decided that
we would spend most of our time there, which
was great. Spent lots of time reminiscing about
our lives together over the past 40 + years,
and drinking coffee on the balcony, the weather
could not have been more perfect for it.
We also ventured out to see the Outdoors,
and to explore the whole hotel. what fun!!
Will show you the rest of the pictures
another day soon!!
Well, Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping in...........
Always love hearing from you!