I really need a vacation. Caring for 5 children under 3, keeping up with housework, and living with my mother and brother-in-law is taking its toll. And on Sunday, my mother-in-law informed us that, since her boyfriend is out of town, she will be around the house all next weekend. Even worse, she is planning on having our 5 year old niece stay over. Every time my mother-in-law is around, I am stressed. And every time my niece stays over, there is more stress because I end up watching her, at least part of the time. She loves her cousins and wants to be around them, and since I am taking care of them, nobody bothers to ask me if I mind watching my niece, too! Four adults and three children in a small house just doesn't make for a very relaxing weekend.
Last night I suggested to my boyfrined that we take a little trip or at least get a hotel room for part of the long weekend, so it won't seem so long. He immediately suggested Cascade Falls, VA. He has been trying to take me there since we started dating, and we have just never made it. He says its beautiful, and I would love to get out into the mountains and the woods. Well, today I started looking into accomodations, and I discovered the Hotel Accommodations at Mountain Lake Hotel. Apparently this is the place where they filmed Dirty Dancing! Rooms run upwards of $200 a night, which is kind of pricey, but it includes breakfast and dinner, so it seems like a pretty good deal toÂ me. As soon as I get the ok from my boyfriend , I am booking a room! I am so excited! "I've had the time of my life, oh I never felt this way before, yes I swear, it's so true....."