Interstellar Adventures

July 24, 2006

Friday Night Surprise

Filed under: Mr. Wonderful — by InterstellarLass @ 9:21 am

My Friday evening didn’t go as planned. Originally the agenda was dinner with a co-worker and my old boss, celebrating my boss’ move to another group. That was to be followed by attending my first-ever drag show. Sadly, both were cancelled. My plans then turned to poker. I found a couple of games that I could go to. Nick had originally planned to go see the new Clerks 2 (I still haven’t figured that out).

When I notified Nick of the change in plans, he offered for us to do something together. Sure! There’s no one I like spending time with more than him. Little did I know. When I asked a bit later what our plans would be, he said “It’s a surprise.” If I were a cat, I would be dead. Look up curious in Webster’s, and there I am. Once someone tells me there’s a surprise for me, rather than enjoying it, I try to figure out what it is. This is a bad trait, I know.

I proceed to guess, and for the life of me I can’t figure it out. I know that I have to pack a bag because we’re staying somewhere overnight. So it’s a hotel. Check that. We will be eating dinner. Check that. But where???

At home, I’m rushing to pack and Nick arrives and says to relax. There’s no timetable. So we putter around at bit before heading out. He does tell me our destination before we leave, primarily I think because he didn’t know how to get there. We’re going to the Gaylord Texan! I’ve never been there before.

We drive out to Grapevine and decide to eat dinner at Love & War in Texas. Their food is great. I got The Hunt, Texas for dinner, which included antelope, venison sausage and quail. The antelope was good. Not as good as I’ve had before, but still tasty. The quail was yummy too. But the venison sausage was divine. Best venison sausage I’ve ever had.

We got to the hotel, and I was shocked by it’s size. I dropped Nick off with the bag at the front and then I went to park. When I walked in, the place was gorgeous. The atrium area was so large and beautiful. I started to get a bit giddy walking through to the elevators.

Our room was on the ninth floor. After a bit of trouble with the door lock, we made it into the room. I was hit with with an unexpected surprise.

The bed was covered with yellow rose petals. A half-dozen yellow roses and two champagne glasses were on the desk. The radio was on, and, purely out of coincidence, remember the music from Pretty Woman when Edward is hanging out of the limo coming to rescue Vivian?, yes, that was playing on the radio. I cried. It was the most beautiful, most romantic thing that anyone has ever done for me. I was overwhelmed. The champagne was delicious. The strawberries were divine. My husband is amazing.

We wandered down to the Texan Station where we could smoke cigars and watched some TV on the giant flat screen that took up an entire wall. I’m not joking. It’s a 52 foot “wall of sports”. I had a couple of glasses of Frangelico, and puffed on a baby Kahlua cigar, and Nick enjoyed his more manly cigar and a robust cup of coffee.

The next morning we had breakfast in bed. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, coffee and juice. There were complimentary robes in the room (which we got to keep!) that were very comfy. A free newspaper and coffee helped us to relax before we had to check out. It was a brief stay, and next time we’ll explore more of the things that the Gaylord has to show. But you know, a guy does all that, and you’ve got to spend time enjoying the benefts of being married to him. If ya know what I mean. Wink, Wink.


  1. What a wonderful time! So sweet. And yum, venison.

    Comment by Gypsy — July 24, 2006 @ 12:50 pm |Reply

  2. Wow! Did he put that outing together at the last minute after your plans fell through? Mighty nice!!! Sounds fantastic. I could really go for a getaway like that right now… Hey, it works out well that you guys get to be newlyweds (sans kids) now & then, huh?

    Comment by Marie — July 24, 2006 @ 12:58 pm |Reply

  3. Happy for you sweetie. I love it when us marrieds get to share “happily ever after” stories.

    Comment by SurrenderDorothy — July 24, 2006 @ 1:28 pm |Reply

  4. A story that starts out with “my friday night didn’t go as planned” usually heads downhill. But I’d say this was a few notches above a drag show!

    Comment by abbynormal — July 24, 2006 @ 2:52 pm |Reply

  5. That sounds splendid. Except, I have to admit, I’m a little skeptical about dinner. As long as you liked it though. That’s what matters. 🙂

    Comment by Jolynn — July 24, 2006 @ 4:45 pm |Reply

  6. Damn, i’m trading you,
    um, you get the kid and the dog, i get the hubby….lol

    i guess that’s not much of a trade..more like a steal..but let’s not quible over the details..just hand him over nicely now…

    Comment by KaraMia — July 24, 2006 @ 4:53 pm |Reply

  7. You really know how to pick ’em!! Lucky you. Sounds like a fabulous surprise weekend. I love surprises.

    Comment by Carnealian — July 24, 2006 @ 9:48 pm |Reply

  8. It’s funny that you mention trouble with the key – we had trouble with our key, too, when we stayed there. The hotel is georgous! I swear we spent more time wondering how they keep it so cool in the atrium, though. Wasn’t it amazing that they could keep that space a comfy temperature in spite of all that glass?

    Congrats to you for a fabulous weekend!

    Comment by Lisa — July 24, 2006 @ 11:23 pm |Reply

  9. Sounds like you had a great time!

    Comment by Froggie — July 25, 2006 @ 12:04 am |Reply

  10. could your hub of 3 seconds, please inform my hub of 9 yrs, that it is far better for him in the long run, to woo your wife and suprise her, and ‘date’ her and make her feel special…
    do I have to do everything? sheesh!

    Comment by Shannon — July 25, 2006 @ 8:03 am |Reply

  11. I’m gonna show this to my hub and pound it into his head that he NEEDS TO DO THE SAME THING!@ I’m TIRED OF DOING ALL THE PLANNING AROUND HERE!

    Nick needs to give internet advice to the guys. I’m signing up my hub.

    Really glad y’all had a great time tho. Bet the rest of the night was a blast. (g)

    Comment by Laura — July 25, 2006 @ 8:13 pm |Reply

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