Monday, August 29, 2016

RIO (Part One)

One of DP's clients comped us a room at the Rio for the weekend.  We had tried to get a babysitter for Friday night and then had planned to bring the kids for swimming, etc. on the second night, but that didn't pan out.  And being as we have two sets of grandparents in close proximity who love having Claire sleep over, it's rare to be in that position and so we were kind of panicky until we realized that we could just switch the plan.  (Obviously we take our families for granted.)  But it worked out and Claire REALLY loves hotels.

It was a really nice suite.  Claire played on her iPad while DP and I watched football, and we ordered food from Guy Fieri's restaurant famous for their trash can nachos.  I gorged on that and then fell asleep in a bed all to myself with four fluffy pillows and covers that didn't move.  Claire and DP AKA the Super Cuddlers slept together on the other bed.  I realized I need two beds in my room at home.  Or a kid who sleeps alone but let's be real.

When we woke up I went to grab a coffee and wouldn't you know there were no coffee shops aside from the two Starbucks?  I guess I could have made coffee in the room or gotten one from the bar, but ugh.  So I paid $4 for drip coffee.  I drank it sitting on a beach chair with DP while Claire played in the "sand" and I tried not to think of drunk people who were on that same "sand" the night before.

Once the sun came out from behind the clouds and it warmed up a bit, I took Claire into the pool.  She swam hardcore for a couple of hours, jumping off the side and other obnoxious kid-in-pool behavior. We're almost at the point where she can go in by herself and I don't have to be all the way in. That day is going to be the best day ever.

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