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My husband, Michael, and I did something fun a couple of weekends ago that I HIGHLY recommend when you have something to celebrate and want to feel “Mom Sexy”. We booked a night out at a B&B. Not just any B&B, but Central Park Bed and Breakfast in Old Louisville. We’d stayed there once before for an anniversary, and a late celebration of Michael’s birthday seemed like a good excuse to go back. We stayed in the St. James Suite on the third floor of the beautiful old home. Here are a couple of photos courtesy of their website since I didn’t think to take my camera.
This is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in, and the windows look out over Central Park. One of these days we’re going to book a room there while the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is in session and walk over to see the play with a picnic basket of romantic goodies and then walk back across the street to our luxurious room.
This is the bathroom. I really want a bathroom at home with a fireplace, a comfy chaise, and a jacuzzi tub. And a lock on the door, please, because I’m not coming out. We checked in Saturday afternoon and only left for a delicious dinner out at one of Louisville’s best-kept secrets, The Come Back Inn. It’s some of the best Italian food you’ll ever eat, trust me. My romantic husband had packed champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries he’d made himself. It was SOOOO nice to have time to just enjoy being together. Like most couples, our lives seem to be lived in 30-second clips: “Did I tell you that John has to be at school earlier for the field trip?”, “Have you heard back from Mark about the shelves in the living room?”. After about an hour we ran out of stuff like that so say and had actual conversations. And although it didn’t really go with the theme of the romantic night away, we also watched “The Hangover”, which we were evidently the last adults on the planet to see. I’d heard from SO many people how good it was I was ready to be disappointed, but we both laughed ourselves silly and enjoyed watching an “R”-rated movie without checking every 30 seconds to make sure our youngest wasn’t listening at the door. It was nice to just be grown-ups together, something it’s easy to forget. Yes, I had a slightly scary experience with the bikini-prep kit I bought and a nearly heart-stopping scare when I spilled nail polish remover on my new iPhone (“My Precious!”) during my pedicure, but I really felt “Mom Sexy” in the end. Oddly enough, the other two couples who joined us for a fabulous three-course gourmet breakfast the next morning just couldn’t understand why we’d shell out big bucks to stay at a B&B in our own town. Really, doesn’t that sound good to you??