Friday, December 2, 2011

madison inn- our veterens day getaway

yes, i've been a major blogger slacker.
so much has been going on and by the time my kids are in bed, i'm too exhausted to even blog.

here's to playing catch up!
back in november, the husband and i took advantage of an amazing veteran's day offer. for a couple years now, bed and breakfasts around the nation are celebrating the holiday by offering a free nights stay  to veterans. they booked up fast, but i was luckily able to reserve us a spot in a small town called Madison. the innkeeper was so sweet on the phone and automatically made me feel comfortable.

here's the website for the inn we stayed at.
our good friends watched our kids for the night, and we drove 1.5 hours to get to this quaint inn.
we loved the manager of the place! she was just so warm and friendly.

here's our room when we checked in that night:

david got a free prime rib at a local restaurant and then we cuddled in our cozy room with no kids!!
we woke up to this beautiful light streaming through our windows:

breakfast was at 8:00 downstairs. i love this old craftsman home:

breakfast was ah-mazing. she started us off with a baked pear 
stuffed with walnuts, cranberries, and marmalade:

then she brought out home style hash browns, ham, a biscuit, 
and a souffle in the adorable chicken dish.

we were able to meet the two other couples that were staying there.
both were veterans as well. the older man served in vietnam and lost his leg after being at war for 11 months! it was so interesting to chat with all of them over breakfast.

here's the front of the house:

after we checked out, we spent the afternoon exploring the small town.
there were cute shops like this one:

with cute unique things like this sign and ornaments:

and the fall colors, oh my! look at these gorgeous trees!

i feel so lucky to have a husband serving our country. we haven't had to sacrifice too much yet, but the blessings are numerous. some people complain about life in the military, but i feel grateful to have a steady income in this crazy economy and to have the perks of health insurance. i feel even more gratitude for the men and women who are deployed and away from their families. and for the people who have served before us. we are free because of them.

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