Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to Plan a Baycation, SG style (Now with music!)

all I ever wanted

had to get away

meant to be spent alone (1)

Step 1) Plan multiple trips to Costa Rica for Spring Break, but ultimately back out because you don't want to leave grandma. Complain endlessly, to anyone who will listen, about lack of exciting plans.

Step 2) Real life friend, Lolita Travelsalot points out ad in Washington Post for the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina. Decide to take combined six children for one night.

Step 3) Pack. Total baggage for a one night trip: six bathing suits and changes of underwear, 5 ipods, 4 Nintendo DS and a cooler full of beer and cheese sticks.

Step 3.5: Load up the car and plug in children

Step 4) Warn children to use potty before leaving house. This car will not stop for the next 101 miles.

Unless the moms get a hankering for an Egg McMuffin & coffee

Step 5) Arrive and enjoy everything the Hyatt has to offer: indoor pool, water slide, moon bounces, chair massages, face painting, exploring the marsh, watching the cooking demonstrations, making s'mores in the fire pit, playing with the giant chess set and the ever popular elevator button pushing. Wear children out.

PCSguy was curious if I turned him back around after taking the picture
Let's just go ahead and say "yes."

Step 6) Return home. Coin phrase 'baycation'. Plan to retire early on royalties.

Bottom Line: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina~ sixteen thumbs up!

1) You do not even want to know how long it took SG to come up with that song. Hey Hyatt people, feel free to use it! Thanks for the fruit basket!


vuboq said...

I can't believe you had All That Fun without me! WAAAAH!

I wish I had a friend like Lolita Travelsalot (sans kids).


Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Oooh... so excited. Until I realized it's on the other side of That Bridge.

Need a Lolita who doesn't have panic issues.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...


We both have travel stories up today.

Methinks the better option next time is send all the kids to MY destination and you and me to that spa resort thingy.

And I wish you had reminded me about the cheese sticks. Would have made ALL the difference.

Kirsten said...

Hey! We did elevator button pushing for Spring Break too! It's the best.

Marinka said...

that last picture is my favorite (of course you didn't include a photo of the beer and cheese sticks cooler!)