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Stuff I meant to Blog (Part 4)

Last summer we took the kids to New York (something else I never blogged about). Afterwards, we asked them about their favorite part of the trip. Their responses: "jumping on beds in the hotel" and "ordering room service". Not seeing the Statue of Liberty, or Central Park, going to FAO Schwarz. We flew across the country so they could eat ice cream in bed.  

Since then, we've since become quite the fans of staycation-ing. For one, it's massively cheaper (obvs), and requires little to no planning which works for me because I'm at my best at the last minute. Not really, I just procrastinate a lot.

This particular weekend we stayed at the Mokara. And let's be real, that place is no cheap date. But they let us be white trash and brought in not one, but TWO roll-away beds. This makes me feel like we're getting away with something. And is technically a savings, because with three not-toddlers-anymore children, it's hard to find any hotel that can accommodate us in one room. 

The rooftop pool is my favorite part of this hotel. I think it's really meant for fancy people who just finished a spa treatment. But no one threw us out. Probably because they were scared of the family who was trying to get struck by lighting.

 I swear it didn't feel this dismal in person. Maybe because of the margaritas.

It also happened to be St. Patrick's Day, which I didn't even realize until they turned the Riverwalk green:

I discovered Gary Clark Jr. one day by Shazam-ing. He is awesome and the kids love him too (more proof that you don't have to give in to Kidzbop). They kept asking us to "play the train song again!"

Best when played with room service. (wonder where my kids get it)

What are your (non)travel plans this summer? 

Reader Comments (2)

Loving all your posts lately! good to have you back. Staycations are the way forward xxxxx
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterxanthe
I think we must share the same family values - so many times have we taken the stay-cation route - must have similar photos - with our faces in place of your sweet ones somewhere - Love to see we are not the only ones who have $20+ cheese platters sent to the room and act like rock stars!

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