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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A One Day Getaway

This post is a few weeks late, but better late than never, right?  Anyway, June 26, is our "fakiversary".  If you read my love story posts, then you probably get the idea of a "fakiversary".  If you recall we had two weddings.  March 20, is our actual anniversary, but Matt and I ....or should I say to have a small celebration on June 26.  Matt definitely got the bad end of the deal when it came to having two weddings, but that's beside the point.  So anyway, we decided to spend the day downtown.  Rather than coming home late at night, we booked a room at the Hyatt and came back home the next morning.  It may sound silly to get a hotel room thirty minutes away from our home, but getting a hotel room meant getting rid of the distractions of home.  That's enough reason for me to have a one day getaway ~ even if I'm only getting away thirty minutes. 

Matt's job was to book the hotel room, and he enjoyed himself a little too much trying to get us a good deal.  He really likes negotiating, and what better way to negotiate a hotel room than using Priceline Negotiater.  Matt ended up getting us a $200 room at the Hyatt for only $50.  He was pretty proud of himself.

We didn't do anything new and exciting for this one day getaway.  We were familiar with all of the places we went, but we still had  an enjoyable time.  There are a lot of things to do in Indianapolis.  It's small, so it's easy to navigate ~ both by car and by foot.  It's also a clean city, and there is always something to do. We started the afternoon by walking the arts and theatre district of Mass Ave.  We always enjoy browsing around the unique stores the area has to offer.

Then we went to nearby McNiven's for a casual but delicious lunch.  As usual, Matt ate all of his lunch and most of mine :)

Like many hotels in Indy, the Hyatt connects to Circle Center Mall, so after checking into the hotel, we did a little bit of shopping.  A casual getaway called for a casual dinner, so after shopping, we ate dinner at one of Matt's favorite places, P.F. Changs, which was conveniently located in the mall.  It might be one of Matt's favorite places to eat, but I didn't put up a fight.  I was kind of craving the lettuce wraps anyway ~ so yummy!
After eating, we burnt some calories by walking the canal...... 
.....and then we walked to the heart of the circle city, Monument Circle.

We ended our night in the city with dessert before heading back to our hotel.  Good thing we did a lot of walking, because we packed the calories back on when we grabbed dessert at South Bend Chocolate Company.  While we were on the circle, we decided to stop here for ice cream, but after looking at the cheesecake selection I changed my mind about the ice cream ;) 

I had a lot of fun with my hubby on this one day getaway....can't wait to spend another year of marriage with the best guy in the world.  Yep, I'm one lucky girl :)


  1. This is awesome! Looks like so much fun. I loved how you highlighted how much fun Indy is. People criticize and say it's boring, but you showed how nice a downtown we have to offer. :D

  2. I miss Indy!