Thursday, August 29, 2013

Epic Date Part A

As I've discussed in a few posts, Matt decided to plan the Epic Date of 2013 to celebrate the end of summer school. We had a feeling this summer was going to be difficult (it was) and we would want a weekend to recuperate (we did). The original plan was for us to go out to dinner and then spend the night somewhere, no geographic restrictions other than the DFW area. So once a month, he would email me hints of 2 locations- one for dinner and another of a hotel. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Epic Date ended up getting split into Parts A and B, but I think we preferred it that way. Plus, everyone likes to spread out celebrations, right?

So part A was a couple of weekends ago. On Friday, after a very sweaty spin class, we got ready, packed up, and headed to the Fort Worth Omni. It is pretty new and so nicely decorated. It has a Texas theme but not in a cheesy, over-done way. The package Matt reserved for us included a premier room, valet parking, and breakfast the next day-- none of these disappointed. Our room was on one of the upper floors of the hotel and had a corner view so we could see part of downtown as well as the Fort Worth Water Gardens. 

During our time in downtown, we explored a lot downtown, ate a lot of delicious food, and just relaxed. It was an amazing time, from when we started celebrating happy hour with some delicious chips & dip to sadly checking out the next day. Matt planned it all so well and we could tell we really needed that time just to get away from our normal life, even if it was just 30 minutes away for 24 hours. Still so good and so fun! But enough words, here are some pictures!
Our view

Our room with the huge king size bed
Rooftop pool/bar area
Ready to go explore before dinner!
One of the fountains at the Fort Worth Water Gardens

Dinner at Uno's Pizza-- we shared an individual size...
So we could order our own desserts. Oh,
these are mini desserts, by the way.
White chocolate macademia nut deep dish cookie (yum!)
Matt's (mini) apple-based dessert
A beautiful church we discovered downtown
Exploring the water gardens around sunset-- so pretty!
View of the same thing a few minutes later
We may have uh... 'borrowed' some strawberry shortcakes from
the convention center earlier... they were very good late-night snacks!
Our complementary morning coffee the next day
Some breakfast
More breakfast...
And more breakfast. Take a guess as to who's plate is whose.
Should be a fun game.
Matt outside his UTA-Ft Worth campus
There is a cool little museum inside
this old fire house on the history of the city
Inside the museum, some of Matt's favorite things
Tarrant County Courthouse
While Part A was awesome and it was hard to go home, I'm looking forward to Part B. It should involve some delicious food and we all know how much I love to eat! I'm so thankful for my amazing husband to take the time and effort to plan this. We had a great time and I can't wait to see what Part B has in store!