Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Distraction

Hey dudes,
we've got donuts in the office! EEK! not gonna have one, not gonna do it, nope nope nope.

So I'm distracting myself with planning a trip! Woohoo! Feb 6-8 (just a long weekend but still), hubby and I are flying to Calgary and staying in a hotel and watching a Flames game. Flights, hotel and game are paid for by boss (well cost us $100 total), meals and in town travel are on us. One way to deal with this is the way I initially was, try and do everything cheaply. Take a shuttle to hotel and back, walk everywhere else.

BUT I was looking at costs from the company travel agent (she gets good deals!) and came up with another idea. A romantic get away! Sweet! And since I'm the planner of trips, hubby doesn't like doing things like that and I do, it could be a suprise for him! Eek! (not that he cares but maybe the gesture?) Like we could go out for a nice supper, order room service breakfast and get a hotel with a hottub etc. Spend the whole weekend in the hotel room...

Fun? Well for me, hubby would probably sleep the whole time (he's got a sleeping problem I think), anyway, I also picked a hotel with a gym so that could work for me right?

Anybody know anything about Calgary? We're going to stay downtown, 1 mile from saddledome, walking distance to shopping, Calgary tower etc etc. But it also turns out that renting a car for the weekend would only be $60, so that might be more than a cab all weekend right? I'm such a country bumpkin I don't know these things. Advice on in-town travel? Things to do? How to plan a romantic get away? (Tash, you've been on a few of those right?)

Good, donut craving has passed.

EDIT - Found out that the cheaper hotel has a spa attached, couples massage? He'd be up for that! (I even think it will be covered in our insurance if it's by a registered massage therapist!) On the other hand he could do his lame tv watching sleeping in and stuff while I do some kind of spa thing. oooh fun!

8 comments:

Lainey said...

I live in Calgary. What kinds of things do you want to do? If you're staying downtown, you're already pretty close to everything. You can pretty much walk around downtown. It is kind of big, but then you burn more calories, right? :o)

Couples massages are the best thing ever! We went for one this summer while I was still working (my treat), and it was covered by my insurance. It was SOOO nice!

Btw, I hope I didn't come across as being a b*tch in my last comment on your "Tues and gender" post. I didn't mean to be. I'm having trouble not coming across that way lately because I hurt myself and I'm cranky. :o(

Sara said...

Never been to Calgary - but I think surprising the hubby is a great idea and I bet he would just love it!

Jen said...

I agree on the couples massage!! Danny and I had one in the summer and I really liked it (it was Danny's first) AND it was covered by insurance! WOOT!

Vanessa said...

Oooh, I love planning trips! The couples massage sounds fantastic...

Tanya said...

One thing I've always wanted to do is go out to Canada Olympic Park and go down the bobsled run.

Fatinah said...

I live in Calgary....where would you be wanting to drive or taxi to? Taxi's are fairly pricey....if you're staying a mile from the Saddledome, you'll be pretty central and should be able to walk everywhere.
Husband & I did couples hot rock massage for our 15th anniversary in Canmore - OMG - the most decadent thing I've ever done. I highly recommend it!!

Carolyn said...

Ohhh I'm excited for you! A romantic getaway! I've never been there so I don't have anything to recommend....except to have fun!

On your last post....NOTHING makes me more angry that girls who thinks it's soo cute to be stupid. Ugh. Drives me insane. My attitude is - give me time and tools to learn it and I could pretty much do anything. I HATE it when girls are all giggly and "I'm just a girl, I can't do that". Even as I'm typing this I'm getting all worked up. haha

Pffft.

Angie All The Way said...

OMG so FUN!!! Yayyy!!