If you are a blogger, The Golden Inn is offering an amazing opportunity to go to BlogHer 2010 in New York City this August. For details of the Golden Inn/ BlogHer conference contest, stop by the Golden Inn’s blog, and tell them where you found it.
In late November my girls and I packed up and loaded into PhillyBurbMom’s car and headed to Avalon, NJ to a wonderful Avalon hotel called the Golden Inn. We arrived to a gorgeous beachfront hotel, and loved the lobby, and fireplace that was roaring on such a cold day. (winds were 40mph+)
We had the opportunity to explore Stone Harbor that evening, followed by a little mom’s time at the beautifully decorated restaurant after the little one’s went to bed. We shared the weekend with a group of Sinatra fans (so much silver hair!), and a wedding party, so the bar was busy.
Saturday was busy with holiday activities throughout Stone Harbor, including origami, some shopping, lunch at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, and a visit with a local nature guy. He brought an adorable owl, a hawk, and 2 other owls.
Sunday was absolutely gorgeous. After 2 days of bitter cold wind, we had much milder weather, so I took the girls down to the beach for awhile. We have some shells, and sand in our shoes to remember it by. Then we headed over to Luigi’s (a little restaurant attached to the hotel), which had been transformed into a cabbage patch complete with a green runway!
Elizabeth put on a FANTASTIC party. She started with storytime, had some snacks (the hotel had some of the best fresh fruit I’ve ever seen), and then the adoptions started. Each girl got to choose a doll to take home. Talk about a tough choice! My youngest chose a Pop ‘N Style Cabbage Patch Kids Doll named Catherine, and my older girl chose a CPK ‘Surprise Newborn’. (which was thankfully a girl)
Elizabeth took some photos with cute sunglasses, and even took an oath to be good mommies to their dolls while John from the Golden Inn played judge and signed the birth certificates.
We also made cupcakes with help from the chef at Golden Inn, and the girls made adorable hair clips with ribbons inspired by the Pop N Style dolls.
My girls and I had a fantastic time. Their favorite part was the party, my favorite part was the comfy pillowtop bed, and the free wifi in the hotel room. It was wonderful to meet other local bloggers, and get away for the weekend.