This weekend my mom and her friend Reno went to a really nice hotel for Christmas Eve. We stayed at the Sawgrass Marriot Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. I got a really good deal if I paid in advance (2 weeks), so we got two rooms, one for me and Mom, and one for Reno. Unfortunately the weather totally STUNK! We drove over yesterday around 11 and stopped in St. Augustine to walk around, but it started raining while we were having lunch at the Columbia Restaurant. So we decided to go on to the hotel, which was about a half hour north.
I really was hoping to get to see the grounds at the hotel, which are supposed to be spectacular, with gorgeous landscaping and lagoons. But it rained the entire time we were there. Not only that, but most of the restaurants were closed for the holiday, and the ones that were didnt interest me food wise. When we got to the room, I ordered from the kids room service menu, and Mom and Reno had dinner down in the Augustine Restaurant while I got ready for bed. By 8 I was starting to fall asleep. They weren't impressed with the food.
This morning a huge storm came through,and we weren't able to leave the hotel until around 1. Luckily we were able to have late check out. We ordered 3 servings of chicken fingers from the room service menu and had them for lunch, while we watched A Christmas Story on TBS. We opened a few presents, and left the hotel.
The trip home was soggy but uneventful. We made it home around 3:30. Mom and Reno left and now Im all alone again. Merry Christmas to me!
I guess I just wanted to do something different this year, and it didnt turn out exactly as I hoped, due to the weather and all. but you can't predict weather in Florida. At least Mom says she had fun. I love her so much, and I'm just happy we were able to be together for Christmas.
Maybe next year will be different...