We went to our favorite little mountain towns, Gramado and Canela. We stayed in a place that we had never stayed before, and we loved it. It was fun for our trip this time, but we hope to go back during the summer and take the kids - because they would love it.
Here are some pictures and highlights from our little get-a-way.
We started our weekend eating. In fact, we ate a lot the two days we were gone. This is our favorite restaurant in Canela, a little German restaurant with delicious food.
We shopped a little at some arts and crafts booths.
and looked around the city.
We then headed on over to check into our hotel, which is overlooking a gorgeous valley.
Inside the hotel....
The grounds were beautiful.
Azaleas in bloom...
After the huge lunch we had that day, we ate fondue for supper. It was a lot of food, but we were champs and managed to get our money's worth.
Here is the view from the huge breakfast buffet the next morning (the eating theme continues...)
Here are some reasons that the kids will love this place. The view from the balcony of our hotel room....
Another indoor pool.
An enormous playroom/gameroom for kids....
and outside playgrounds, as well.
Oh, and the obligatory soccer field. This is Brazil, right!
After we checked out of the hotel on Sunday, we went walking around Gramado, window shopping. I loved this painted bike and flowers...
and look at these cool lights.
This one is weird...
After browsing around town and eating lunch, we were in the mood for some ice cream. Look at what my husband ate: a strawberry split. My ice cream was MUCH smaller - never mind that it was covered with melted chocolate. We really have some working out to do now!
Here is the only picture that we took together the entire weekend. We had SO much fun and it was SO important for us to take this trip. We returned back home ready to be better parents and better missionaries. I am so thankful that I am married to my best friend.
PS. A big THANK YOU to Leni and Ansley who held down the fort at home. It wasn't easy because there was a certain two year old who was really whiny! Thank you!