High Time

Georgia's Sand BucketBy Georgia Osten
Our trips to Colorado and then Tampa pretty much did us in! We figured it was High Time to go back to our Home Away From Home. They’ve done more renovations to The Tremont, it seems like a long time since we’ve been back. The bar is pretty much the same except now they put frosted glass behind the bar to make it look old, to match the era. Okay, if you say so …

They took the wallpaper off the walls in our room and totally redid the bathroom. Nice shower and sink, but I’m sure they plan to build a vanity around the sink, and the cord from the light fixture looks a bit haphazard. I guess it’s still a work-in-progress.

Oh, by the way, next time you’re by any of the elevators, just check out the drawers in the credenza. Ya never know what you might find … Just sayin’

After an evening of our “Walk Around Dining,” first Black Pearl for Oysters Rockefeller, then Taquillos for chips/dips and a mighty tasty Margarita, we walked over to Fisherman’s Wharf for our usual dessert and coffee. We shared a slice of Key Lime Pie and a Brownie Explosion (which we really didn’t need). Back to the hotel for an Espresso Martini before going back up to the room for a little Friends, that’s all we can ever find on TV at The Tremont.

The next morning, PawPaw left for Friendswood to pick up The Littles for a weekend slumber party with Grandma & PawPaw, and I went back to the Peninsula to work. When we met up again in the afternoon, we all went to the beach, even Maezy! The waves were perfect for boogie boarding and it helped to increase appetites and a bit of wearing out for 3 active little boys. I’ll have to admit, I didn’t have a problem going to sleep that night either.

Saturday was a bit gloomy, but the sun eventually peaked out and the temperature climbed above 84. Everyone enjoyed the pool for a bit, then time to go back to the beach.

After playing hard, The Grands figured it was time for these kids’ maiden voyage to the Old-Fashioned Water Slide. We decided they were finally old enough and big enough to go on their own. Tirelessly, they climbed that hill numerous times, over and over again. Each time they slid down, their smiles and laughs would get bigger and bigger. The slide was a hit and I’m sure it’s going to be on their list of things to do every time they come to visit.

Grandma’s spaghetti wasn’t a big hit, too much meat sauce, I should’ve just given them pasta with some butter on it. Lesson learned. Fireworks later that evening when it got dark, then back home to rinse off, brush teeth and call it a day. No complaining there!

Oh, another “Big Boy” thing, they all got to sleep up in the loft by themselves. This was a first time for a lot of new experiences.

Sunday came too soon and The Littles had to go back home. Fisher and Riggs said, “when we get home, we’re going to be in Kindergarten,” and Pierce said, “I’ll be in Third Grade when I get home.” It’s been a fun summer, but I think everyone is ready to get back to school! Parents included!


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