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April 13, 2010

Mini-Break fun.

Harriet was extremely wary of her first Muskoka Chair

Because we’re a family that thrives on extravagance, we’ve started a tradition wherein we book one single night at a very nice resort during the off-season and live it up for about twenty-four hours. (Check out the photo from last year’s mini-break to see what was sitting on the chair then instead of a baby). It was a little different this year with Harriet in tow– she couldn’t get enough of the swimming pool (because she is our child, after all), but dinner was take-out on the floor in our room rather than hours spent lingering over delicious food on plates with elaborate coulis designs. Once Harriet was stowed away asleep in the pack n’ play, however, Stuart and I were able to indulge in copious episodes of Mad Men season two (and have I mentioned here how much I love that show? Season One took a while to win me over to the show’s intelligence, though maybe the LRB review had made me prejudiced, but now I’m totally enthralled and intrigued…) And then reading in bed. Could a night be any more perfect? Capped off the next morning by brunch with a chocolate fountain– the stuff of dreams. It was a beautiful drive back to the city the next day, and it felt like we’d been gone for three weeks. .

4 thoughts on “Mini-Break fun.”

  1. Kristin says:

    That sounds so lovely! Harriet is adorable. I think I’m the only person left who hasn’t watched Mad Men. I guess that is next for Netflix.

    1. Kerry says:

      You won’t be sorry!

  2. patricia says:

    I’m SO jealous! I would love a mini-vacation. Oh, and I’m completely hooked on Mad Men. Spent a wonderful birthday watching all of Season 3 on my comfy couch. I’m crushing big-time on Roger Sterling. I think Don Draper is terribly dull.

    1. Kerry says:

      Oh, I fancy the PANTS off Don. Which is everything that’s wrong with women, I realize. But I am utterly convinced that I could tame his wandering soul…

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