Thursday, May 17, 2012

Date 39 - I still do!

Date: May 12th - 14th
Type: Romantic & Fun
Cost: $$$$
Planned By: Dani & Adam

We did it! We made it a whole year through marriage! Because this is such a big accomplishment we celebrated all weekend together.

First, we started at Huntington Reservation in Bay Village, Ohio. Here we took Anniversary photos. We used a tripod and took them ourselves to save some cash. They turned out really good. We plan to do this every year, and each year change the number in the frame! That way in 100 years we'll be able to see how much we've changed.
Next, we drove to Sandusky, Ohio for a get-a-way at Kalahari Indoor Water Park and Resort! We reserved the King Whirlpool Room for one night, but it comes with two days admission to the water park. We weren't supposed to check in until 4PM, but they had our room ready at noon! Perfect!
Our room was huge. Way too big for two people, but we didn't mind. It had a full kitchen, a whirpool bath tub, a king size bed (in its own room), a fireplace, living room, dining room, and balcony! It was quite ridiculous, but we loved it.

 We put on our swim suits and headed down to the water park. First, we laid outside to get a tan because we were so lucky to have a beautiful day. Then we took advantage of all the fun stuff inside. There were tons of water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, three hot tubs, a saloon, and snack areas. There were a few long lines for slides, but they weren't too bad. 
 We went back to the room, tried out our whirlpool, sat by the fireplace and drank some wine all before dinner. The resort has a few different restaurants to eat at. We chose to go to The Reserve which is a nice restaurant by day, but a nightclub after hours. I got the Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich and it was delicious. I loved it and I would definitely get it again! Adam got the BBQ grilled chicken sandwich. He played it safe, but he really enjoyed it. We also shared a 42 oz Rum Runner that came with a huge souvenir glass. The glass could also be refilled anywhere in the resort for about $6 cheaper!

 We returned to the waterpark, but it closes at 10PM. So we spent the rest of the night enjoying each other's company and drinking our other bottle of wine.

The next morning we went back to the water park to get on the slides early before the crowd got there. Our plan worked. We spent most of our time in the 21 and over hot tub/swim up bar. We refilled our souvenir glass with a huge Adult Chocolate milkshake.. which was amazing! We started to get tired and decided to head home. Kalahari made for a great anniversary get-a-way. It was like tropical resort, but only an hour away in Ohio. It was perfect!

On Monday -- our actual anniversary -- we celebrated by watching the DVD of our wedding, eating the top tier of our cake, and drinking a blue drink from our wedding glasses. The 1st anniversary is known as the "paper" anniversary. So I got Adam toilet paper. He got us candy to share. The candy was way better than the cake. Let me tell you, year old frozen (we thawed it first) wedding cake isn't actually very tasty. It was funny to eat it thought so I don't regret it. It was fun watching the DVD because we decided to wait until our anniversary to watch it.

 Overall, our first anniversary was amazing. I can't think of anything that would have made it better. I'm excited to see what we plan for next year, and all the years to come!

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