Gentleman – I quickly questioned in my mind. Have I ever met a man like this before? WOW! Our definition of "gentleman" clearly differs. When I think of the word, the following thoughts come to my mind, kind, caring, sweet, charming, manners, open the door, yes ma’am – not the action of sleeping on the couch of a very expensive penthouse.
Without batting an eye, as a very naive young Alberta woman, I blurted out,
"This is a gorgeous room and a huge bed. There is lots of room for two of us to share. Nothing has to happen, but you may as well enjoy this amazing sleep!"
John crawled in…and nothing happened.
I am not just saying that just to keep this PG Rated. I already told you John was very innocent…there was nothing wrong with that!
I woke up in the middle of the night, to a leg thrown over me, and I was being completely spooned in the fetal position. This is when I first discovered that John was a cuddler! I laid really still, trying not to laugh, and pretend not to be awake. A few Pretty Woman scenes ran through my mind and I quickly gave my head a shake. I drifted back asleep.
As the sun peaked through the curtains on Saturday morning, I woke up, convinced I was in a dream or a fairy tale.
I decided to make a dash for the restroom. As I tiptoed there – a piece of paper caught my attention that had been slid under the door.
Mmm…I really wanted to peek – but what if John is awake and catches me. I refrained and went into the bathroom.
On my way back out, the idea of looking at the “total” got me excited again…
Right about then…I heard a snore…YES – Tex was still sound asleep.
I peeked inside and my eyes could have popped out of my head!
AHHHH – that is REALLY over my $60 budget. I had a minor freak out, Julia Roberts quickly flashed through my mind again – were there expectations last night, that I didn’t meet? Then I calmed myself down, this Texan just showed me a fabulous evening, like nothing I had ever experienced before, just enjoy.
Once John woke up, he suggested we go for a swim. We changed and put on the complimentary white plush robes. I felt like a princess. I’m a dork I realize, however I was a mere 20 years old, living 3000 miles from home!
Then we set out to explore San Antonio. We walked down the Riverwalk and enjoyed lunch at a fabulous The Original Mexican Restaurant with wonderful ambience. It’s the famous one with all the colorful umbrellas that gets featured in travel pictures lots.
As much as I love taking pictures, for whatever reason, I have none from this trip!
On Saturday afternoon we visited the Alamo and took an open air, train car ride to a Mexican flea market. I got to barter for “junk”, for which I just love! Then we walked through a mall and that is John went into a store – I took the opportunity to call my parents & Laura.
I squealed the details to Laura and my parents (who I’m lucky to also call friends!) about the weekend adventure!
John and I enjoyed dinner on the Riverwalk and spent one more night in the exquisite Marriott. Nothing happened…just sleeping. We were both exhausted and collapsed after a jam packed day of sightseeing and shopping.
On Sunday morning we headed back to “reality”.
As we arrived back to our college city, John requested that we keep our weekend adventure a secret. I was a bit confused…
Happily Married and Living With Passion,