Dear Hubby and I recently celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. We traveled to Dallas, TX and stayed almost a week at the Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel. We found out about the hotel through an advertisement in our local base newspaper. This upscale hotel offers STEEPLY discounted rates for military members returning from deployment or home for R&R.
The atmosphere at the Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel was great! Valet Parking was available and the hotel staff was very eager to help create a positive experience. There was a guest vocalist/pianist every night in the Library Bar, which was adjacent to the hotel lobby. We had a great time there and were able to order appetizers and drinks while we listened to live music. Dear Hubby and I highly recommend the Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel for a romantic getaway!
While in Dallas, we did some shopping and checked out several excellent restaurants. If you’re ever in Dallas, be sure to go to The Porch and Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House. I had the best macaroni and cheese I ever had in my life at The Porch! Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House had excellent prime rib and their shrimp and grits was pretty good too.
We went to a wonderful spa named Hiatus Spa & Retreat, which was a stark contrast from our experience last year! If you missed out on the anniversary
fiasco adventure we had last year, check out this post: Pedicures Gone Wrong.
We also went to Medieval Times, which was special because Dear Hubby took me there the day before he proposed to me, almost 10 years ago.
Overall, our trip was one that will be fondly remembered. Dear Hubby and I needed this trip so that we could reconnect and have fun without the cares of the world wearing us down. We came back refreshed and even better parents to Little Man because of our time together.
One of the best things you can do for your children is to invest in your marriage. Dear Hubby and I make sure that we take a trip together without Little Man at least once per year. It helps us to keep our marriage fresh and it gives us time to be adults without worrying about kid friendly events.
When was the last time you and your spouse took a trip together without the kids? If it’s been a while, I encourage you to add it to the top of your to-do list. If money is tight, get a babysitter and do a romantic evening at your home. We as parents set the example for our children on what marriage is like. Do your best to make sure your marriage example is positive. Your children will thank you for it later.