Monday, February 23, 2009

A Birthday Surprise...

I recently celebrated my big "30"! My husband went all out for the occasion, and I had a wonderful time. First he surprised me by taking me to eat at one of my favorite restaurants Maggiano's, and when we got there he had another surprise...my family was there! After we ate a wonderful meal we hit the road, and I had NO idea where we were going. We ended up in Estes Park at the beautiful Stanley Hotel!



You know...the one that is said to be haunted! The hotel inspired Stephen King to write his story "The Shining" after his visit.



I just love ghost stories...so this was really a dream come true to visit the hotel AND stay the night. We also went on the ghost tour the next morning which was a lot of fun. I didn't experience any ghosts...but had a great time! Have you ever experienced a ghost or been to a haunted building? I would love to hear if you have!

3 comments:

Pattie Cordova said...

I would like to stay at the Queen Mary overnight... Ooooo spooky.

BTW - I LOVE Maggiano's!

Rebecca said...

I would LOVE to go there...OMGosh! Simply beautiful! I also think it is charming that your hubbs planned such a wonderful time out for you WITH you family! He's a keeper!

Blessings to you. Hope you birthday was wonderful!

Hugs, Rebecca

Jan Verhoeff said...

I love the Stanley, it's like staying in an old old place, with all the amenities of luxury. I'm definitely into luxury.

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Jan Verhoeff