Yesterday Baron & I celebrated our 2-year anniversary. Wow...sometimes I can't believe it's been 2 years, but then sometimes it seems like we've always been together. Baron has definitely been a huge blessing in my life, and I could not have asked for a better husband. Actually, he is the husband I have always asked for! Words cannot express how perfect he is for me. He is the BEST.
So we wanted to go on a trip to celebrate our 2 years of wedded bliss. Because of our previous wedding-related vacationing experiences, we have decided not to go anywhere near the beach for our anniversary anymore. Well, we started looking online for a place to stay, and we found this cute little Bed & Breakfast in Vincent, AL. The rooms we wanted were booked for Friday & Saturday nights, so we could only get a room for Sunday. (Ok, really we're cheap & could only afford one night...) I decided we should go to DeSoto Caverns since the B&B is near there, so we ventured up to Childersburg, AL, on Saturday afternoon. We planned to just find a hotel room nearby for that night before heading to the B&B on Sunday. Anyway...we went to DeSoto Caverns, and the cave was really cool, but the park was slightly overpriced in my opinion. But it was fun anyway. So then we headed to the nearest hotel we could find - Days Inn. It looked decent on the outside, so we thought we'd at least check on the rates. $56 for a non-smoking room with a king size bed. Not too bad, so we booked it. When we went upstairs & walked into the room, our breath was taken away by the overwhelming scent of cigarette smoke & must. Mmmm...just the atmosphere for sleeping, right? Well, we then realized that the ever-thrifty hotel owner obviously thought it was way too expensive to leave the fan running on the A/C when there weren't guests in the room. So on this beautifully hot summer day with about 147% humidity, it was a little stuffy in the room. We turned on the A/C and immediately left the room, heading for Winn Dixie to get Febreeze, air freshener, and a candle. I fixed the room.
Sunday, we had to check out of the hotel at 11:00, but we weren't due at the B&B until 2:00. So we decided to head over a little early just to check & see if our room was ready. We pulled up to the Blue Spring Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, and I was definitely please with what I saw. This place was nestled in the woods on a county road just outside of Vincent, and it looked so relaxing and inviting. We went in, and they had our room ready so we took our stuff upstairs. The satisfaction of the amenities at the B&B definitely made up for the disappointment at DeSoto Caverns & Days Inn. Let me tell you...if you are looking for a great B&B, this is the place to go. It's really nice. Anyway, we had a great time just relaxing, enjoying the creek outside, swimming in the really cool black gunite pool, sipping on the soft drinks that were included in the price (which, they better be, considering what we paid), and lounging in front of the T.V. Oh, and did I mention the huge tub in the bathroom? I love bubble baths, so this was perfect. The only downfall was that it didn't have a shower stall; it just had one of those European hand-held shower head thingies. So there was no "taking a quick shower" because we basically had to sit down in the tub for the shower. Anyway...my second favorite thing about the B&B were the linens. My favorite smell in the entire world is fresh linens. All of the linens at this place smelled so good - from the sheets on the bed to the robes in the closet to the napkins at the dinner table. I was in heaven.
So...here are a few pics from our trip. We didn't get any from the cave, so if you want to experience it, you'll have to go there yourself. Enjoy!
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