Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Quick Trip to the Grand Hotel

We made a quick trip down to the Grand Hotel for a CE course. This is one of my favorite places in the world. Fairhope is such a neat little town with all kinds of shopping and great places to eat. Because the grounds are so beautiful at the Grand, I decided to take a few pictures of Addie there. In the above picture, she is actually wearing the "dress" I wore to have my portrait painted. As you can see what was a dress on me is actually a top on her. Even though I was about 4 at the time, she is much taller than I was. I have decided to have her portrait done as well from this picture. What do you think?
The Grand Hotel has a neat little beach area which Addie enjoyed while my friend Amy and I were at our CE class. Thankfully Mom came along to watch Addie Lu while we were gone!

Here she is at the pool. The pool is great here and has a fun waterslide, which Mom said they went down many times!

When we go to the Grand, I always book a room in the spa building. I just think the rooms are a little nicer, and they have these great balconies with rocking chairs. We spent a lot of time out on our balcony just watching people walk by and drinking coffee (well, Mom and Amy, I'm not a big coffee drinker).
Below is a picture of our room. It has some of the most comfy beds that I've ever slept in! The Grand Hotel was actually bought by Marriott a few years ago, so you get those special beds here.

1 comment:

Sonya said...

sLOVE that you wore the dress and Addie is wearing it as a top!!!!
That is going to be a beautiful painting!!!

Can you believe we have never been to the Grand Hotel??? Gotta go soon!!! It looks wonderful!