It's been awhile since I've blogged. Busy. Lazy. Tired. All of the above. But then Wintergrass happened this week and I just had to share.
Wintergrass is a bluegrass festival that Patrick and I started attending back in 1995. It was one of our favorite weekends each year. For obvious reasons, our attendance has been sporadic since having kids. And when we started the adoption process two years ago we cut it out all together. Between hotel, event tickets, food and gas it quickly became a luxury we could no longer afford.
On Wednesday - Patrick found out that he won two weekend passes from a contest he had entered on facebook weeks before (a $280 value). And then we found that kids under 12 are admitted free. So woo-hoo - we can all go! But just for one day or two? The most convenient thing would be to stay at the Bellevue Hyatt where the event is held. But...it's been booked for a year for this event and it's too expensive. I decided to call anyway. On Thursday - there was nothing. On Friday - they have one room. At a reasonable price. With one king bed. Um - ok. It'll kind of be like camping, with a bathroom. We can make it work.
On Saturday when I went to check in I asked if they perhaps had anything else. Why yes- they did. A room on the top floor, with two beds, for the same price. Yes, please!
We had a gift card from grandma and grandpa which we used for dinner. And we've perfected breakfast and lunch in the room (cereal, milk, yogurt, fruit, bagels, cream cheese). So it was very affordable.
We had such a wonderful weekend. Tons of great music and fun family time. This entire thing was such a gift. It was completely unexpected. And we are just so grateful.