Sunday, September 18, 2011

Perfect 24+ Hour Holiday

Last week Doug asked me out of the blue, if I would like to go off with him Friday afternoon. Sure, where? Every now and then, Ross Bridge Resort have special offers on their rooms. Now, coming from a photo enthusiast, the Ross Bridge community is like walking into a fairytale. I've been wanting to just take pictures of this quaint little village. So, yes. My superman and I went away for the night at Ross Bridge Resort.
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Ross Bridge Resort at Hoover - all photos taken by TheMasonBunch.blogspot.com. 

The room we stayed in is usually over $200 a night. With the special offer, we paid $99. Such a great deal and I think it is well worth the money. I think before I'm finished with my post tonight, you will think so as well.
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Water fountain found in the front of the resort
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View of the back of resort on the greens

When we first visited this community, many years ago, it seemed as if the developers were aiming for a more Danish architecture style with the very identifiable Dutch housing. I had hoped to take a few pictures of the structures. But I must tell you, this visit makes me think the developers are leaning more towards a more Italian villa. I noticed a lot of the homes were of a stone {brick or river rock} with the red awnings and umbrellas on the patios. I didn't take many photos of these homes, simply because I didn't want to intrude on someone's privacy. Besides, I wanted to capture more of the Danish architecture instead of the Greek/Italian.
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Water wheel and pool area
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Golfer practicing his putt
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View of barn and resort
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Golf Course Barn and Water Wheel from Tee #11

The resort is breathe taking. I can see now why the Region's Tradition Golf Tournament have chose Ross Bridge Resort to host in the past. Our little Diva would have flipped out if she had seen the photos that I took of the swimming pool area. Their back patio that joins the restaurant, "Brock's," was ideal. Friday night, the staff came out onto the back patio and lite the stone firepits, while their guests sipped on glasses of wine. The more braver kids were taking advantage of the crisp night to practice their waterslide techniques. People walking around the stone walks with their light jackets on, walking side by side with the loves of their lives, while holding a beverage in one hand. It was truly a perfect holiday.
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From terrace looking down onto swimming pool area
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Roses planted around the golf tee markers
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View of putting green from our balcony
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View of lake
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View of lake - Tee #11 (I think)
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Driving Range
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Market Day at Ross Bridge
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So Beautiful!
Our room was absolutely beautiful! It's no secret, I prefer to take showers in the morning instead of baths. There's nothing wrong with baths, I just like showers - in and out. My superman, once again delivered when he announced that I had my shower separate from the bath tub. YAY! If we were not current dressed for dinner, I would have loved to crawl right in bed. I have a confession. We don't have a pillow top on our mattress. I've never really slept on a pillow top mattress like the one we slept on that night and I'm finding a new great love for them. {happy, happy} On top of the pillow top mattress, we had a down comforter. I like down, if it is a really cold night. Down comforters really do not fit our life style because we get too hot. That night, poor Doug was not getting along with the pillow top mattress and we both woke up in the middle of the night, sweating. I know . . . gross. Doug finally turned the air down to 65 degrees. LOL! I loved the bed with all the pillows. Our room's balcony overlooked the putting green. So pretty!
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Superman posing inside our beautiful room. Just look at that bed . . . Heaven! I suppose I'm easy to please, but I had the best night. Snuggled down on top of my millions of  pillows and pillow top mattress with superman laying beside me, while we watched re-runs of "Frazier" on the television, eating Lindt chocolate truffles. Sheer HEAVEN!

For dinner that night, we cruised over into The Summit and had a wonderful Mongolian Beef with LoMein noodles and Chicken Fried Rice at one of our favorite restaurants, P.F. Chang's. I couldn't believe how fast we were serviced.  Of all places, I ran into one of my new friends, Connie.  She was there with her husband and a few friends.  I didn't recognize her at first, but thankfully she said to me that she knew me and then I just knew it was her.  I told her about our little holiday and she said that she would be telling her hubby. 

We actually had enough time to do a little shopping before going back to our room.  YAY!  Susan told me about a shop I had to visit, while I was there.  Have you ever heard of "The Christmas Shoppe"?  It was laid out like a "Linen's 'n Things," but they had a lot of nice odds and ends.  I loved the Autumn and Halloween section, y'all I'm just itching with Fall Fever.  Of course, I had to go to one of my favorite shops, "World Market."  I just love that place especially closer to the holidays.  So much fun!  I picked up a few Christmas gifts. {Shhh!} 

The next day, we started our sunshining morning with breakfast at the hotel restaurant, "Brock's."  It's a little costy, but good.  They will cook you just about anything you want and the staff was so cheerful.  The food was good and the waitress gave us a sample of their new watermelon juice.  Doug and I just looked at one another.  The juice tastes just like someone cut up a watermelon and poured the juice from the melon right into our glass.  Doug had a chuckle out of that one.  After a nourishing breakfast, I grabbed my camera and got into my element.  Do you like my photos?  This is my favorite past time hobby.  We did a little more shopping since we had more time before heading home to watch the game. It was so great!  Thank You Honey!
If you think that you would like to visit Ross Bridge Resort and the surrounded area, CLICK HERE!  I'll tell you a secret.  (Come closer)  If you "Like" Ross Bridge Resort and Spa on Facebook, you too might be able to stay at this lush resort for the same price that we did.  When they run the special, they'll post it on Facebook and that's how we knew about the special deal. 

Happy Dreams!

Mirya

2 comments:

The Keyes Family said...

Wow that place looks awesome! Oh and I served up your buffalo chicken dip tonight at a bbq. People asked for the recipe and there was nothing left.

The Mason Bunch said...

Sarah - That's great, everyone liked your Buffalo Chicken Dip!