We are home after a fantastic weekend!
When we arrived in Pinehurst on Friday afternoon we stopped at the condo and then jumped back in the car. Kona was a great sport the entire ride, but we knew she was itching for a long walk. Thank goodness the next town over has a dog park with easy hiking trails. It was nice for us to get some exercise too. Kona refused to pose for the camera...she was too busy exploring.
Friday night we had dinner with my grandparents. They flew into town that afternoon and are planning to stay down for a couple weeks to escape the bitter cold that is plaguing NY. Spending time with them warms my heart; they just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary! While we were at dinner it started snowing, so instead of stopping at the one bar in town, we headed back to the condo and spent the rest of the night watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. I was a tad worried when I heard that it was going to snow Friday into Saturday, but it ended up not being a problem at all. A few measly inches was nothing after what we had here last week. I forgot how pretty and charming the snow can be when it doesn't fall 30 inches at a time!
Saturday morning we dropped Kona off to get groomed (because grooming in DC is EXPENSIVE!) and then headed over to The Track, a hole in the wall diner that is situated on the horse track in town. Not only was the food greasy and delicious, but we got to see the horses too!
The rest of the day was spent shopping, sleeping, eating, and watching the Olympics. We were hoping to fit in some golf, but alas, you cannot golf when there is snow on the ground. Next time!
Yesterday we had an early breakfast, did some more shopping, had lunch in the village, and then relaxed before our dinner at the Carolina Hotel (where we had our wedding reception).
How about those drapes!? Clearly the condo has not been redecorated since the 70's!
It was so strange walking up to the hotel and I was surprised at how nostalgic I felt. It almost brought me to tears! Anyway, we had wonderful time at dinner and even got to share a piece of red velvet cake (our wedding cake) for dessert!
It really was a great weekend. I was so surprised that my husband planned something so low key, yet meaningful. Perfect, in my book!
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