Monday, 17 January 2022

Memories of a Christmas Getaway πŸŽ„❤

Our happy place together!

Finally, dear Cori and I were able to go to Peddler's Village before Christmas after not being able to go last year. We both really missed not being there and spending our special time together.
We were almost there and who should drive by but Santa! What a lovely way to start our girls getaway.

"Son of a Nutcracker!" ~ Buddy the Elf


Cori got a deal on a suite this year, but when we got to the room, there was an annoying loud drip from the tub. Cori called the front desk and they said they were waiting on a part that was coming in the next day. They then told her they would deduct $100 for the night, or move us to another room. I tried using some floss so the water would go down quietly and it worked. Of course we said yes to the $100 off and still had a good night's sleep! DMC for the win!

The next day we were informed that the part was not coming in, but they had another suite we could move to. We checked out the other room and liked it so much better! The room was brighter and had a lot more windows, overall a nicer room. 
AND, because of the inconvenience of moving, they gave us free breakfast in their dining room for two mornings, what a treat!
Both of them had a jacuzzi tub, although we didn't use it... this year. There was a "door" to close for privacy, but opened here for our photos.

Nice and bright, perfect for stitching! 

After dinner, our evenings were spent watching Christmas movies that I brought, I brought my TV/DVD player to watch them. The fire was nice and toasty, a cosy evening for sure.

Oh yes, there was some drinking too!

Here are the lights from part of the village that we could see from our windows.

Our room was on the upper left corner, the three windows.

The wisk tree that I love to see every time we're there.
Cori was waiting for me outside since I took a little longer.

These are the Christmas gifts I gave her. The nutcracker is from last year (I needed to sign the back), and the new one - perfect for her! 🀣

I also gave her this sweet gnome family, love them!

I ventured out for some spiked cider one evening, delicious!

So many beautiful lights, so colourful at night.

This is the first time we've seen the open gazebo all lit up. It used to be where the gingerbread houses were displayed and it was always closed up for it. This looks so much nicer.

The lovely tree inside.

They moved the Gingerbread House displays to a proper building, maybe because it got to be so big!

These were my favourites (actually I had lots more, but these are my top five.)
Surprise, a dragon!

These gingerbread men like to cause trouble!

No naughty gingerbread men here.

But there are some naughty elves!

A much needed bubble bath for Santa.
I'll add the rest of the creations at the end of this post, there are A LOT of them and I didn't even post them all.

One naughty and one nice, guess who's who?
Hint - what ornament did she get this year?!

While we were there, Cori's sister was only about 1/2 hour away so we went to visit and have dinner. The lit tree was seen on our way there and it was beautiful. It was a wonderful evening and I got some cookies! The ones on the bottom right were mine and she made the others too. They were delicious! 

Needless to say, we had another fabulous time together, having fun and making memories.
To be with someone who gets you and loves you no matter what? Priceless!
So thank you, my love, for another wonderful time together, I'm already looking forward to our next adventure. πŸ₯°

Here are the rest of the gingerbread displays if you've got some time to look at them.


Carol said...

Wow … the gingerbread models are amazing. How lovely to get to spend some real quality time together. It sounds like you had a wonderful break … and what a fabulous tip to quieten a dripping tap πŸ˜ƒ

Vickie said...

Wow! What a fantastic time you two had. :) Those gingerbread displays are amazing!

Cathy said...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Thank you for posting the gingerbread scenes. Some of them are really beautiful and/or very detailed.

Katie said...

So fun. So nice to have a friend like that. Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Just the sheer number of gingerbread creations is astounding! Sounds like an utterly wonderful get together - soul-filling for you both I'm sure.

Barb said...

Wow! that looks like such a fun get-away!!

Stasi said...

Atrid, I just found your blog. Oh Peddlars Village, I haven't been there since I lived in PA back in the 80's. You have motivated me to make a trip there next Christmas. It was always so fun, though I'm sure it has changed a bit. Looks like you had a great time!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a fabulous trip, looks like you had so much fun together. I love all the gingerbread creations but the most incredible thing in this post is the trick with the thread! Sheer genius. The hotel looks lovely and they obviously care about their guests.