Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grove Park Inn - Saturday

The hotel was far too big (and the conference breakfast waaayyyy too far away) for Will to bring us breakfast, so we ordered room service for Saturday morning.  Will and I felt sure the kids would love the excitement of having the room service table wheeled right into the room.  Too bad they were both still sound asleep!  They still weren't all that excited even after they woke up.  We thought it was a nice spread.

We had lunch (and an ice cream sundae bar) with the conference on one of the balconies looking out over Ashville.  It was a beautiful setting.  Once McIver realized there were steps all the way down, he took off.  I managed to catch a few shots of him with Ashville in the background.

Olivia and McIver were very interested in the spa that they kept hearing about.  They couldn't understand why in the world you have to be 18 years old in order to go to the spa.  "It's just not fair!"  So, I walked them down to see what all the fuss was about.  We found a very cool fountain just across from the entrance to the spa.  I explained that the sound of water is supposed to be very relaxing and calming for the folks who were paying (a VERY lot of money) to be there.  So, they immediately started seeing how loudly they could be quiet.  "Is THIS too loud mom?"

There was also a cool fountain outside the spa.

We climbed up ALL the stairs and snapped one last picture before heading back to the pool.

Will and I tagged along with a group from Greenville to The Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village.  We had a great grown-up night out and left the children with a babysitter from the hotel.  They kids loved her from the moment she stepped in the room and had a great time with her.

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