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Staycation- JW Marriot

on June 24, 2013

As part of hubby’s bday plans, I decided a staycation was in order and we are really fortunate to have an awesome 4 star resort practically in our backyard( it really kinda is in my mother in law’s front yard. ) The JWMarriot San Antonio resort and spa is less than 10 miles from our home and it is a great way to stay close to home but still feel like you are on vacation.

The hotel has over 1000 rooms, its own lazy river and water slides, 4 restaurants, a spa and a golf course. Along with that there are also a ton of activities for the whole family, like games on the yard, nightly movies at the pool and free Smores from 6-8pm.

I had taken my prince here for his birthday before we got married and thought it might be fun to do again.

This place is huge, there was a convention going on so we had a huge walk to the lobby (but found out later there is a shuttle to your car if requested) but we got to see some awesome sitting areas and the blown glass art fixture down the main hall.

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Once we made it to the lobby and checked in, something funny happened, our room was not our room, someone was already staying there, so they gave us a room with an awesome balcony overlooking the pool, late check out and birthday brownies for hubby (thanks Lisa!)

Hotel

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Room

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Once we finally settled in, we checked out our awesome view and then got ready to hit the pool!

View from balcony

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After seeing the water, we got changed and headed towards the slides, there are three slides, but these two our are favorites, we rode probably 20 times

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bottom of slides where we flipped over almost everytime, lol

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Then we shared a double cheeseburgers are fries and scored a free birthday diet pepsi for hubby since we had dinner reservations at 7 at Cibolo Moon

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Pool with rent-able cabanas (also area where the movies play at night)ry=40012122 After pool time, we showered and walked around checking out the resort and area before dinner

Nice sitting area

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Other side of hotel

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Water featurery=4009Cactus flower on golf course

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After exploring we decided this was a vacation, so dessert before dinner, why not?

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Then we played a very stalemate game of checkers, too many kings and not enough pieces, lol!DSC02383

Kris’ mom actually lives down the street so as a birthday surprise, I invited her and her boyfriend to join us for dinner at Cibolo Moon, it was really nice. I just only managed to get pictures of our food, lol!

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Menu

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Dinner was delicious we also sampled the chicken and cheddar jalapeno waffle and the brisket and egg burger, yum!

Then we showed our guests around before heading to our room for the night.

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We walked our guests out and went running through the hotel, thought this picture was fun πŸ™‚ DSC02393

As night fell the hotel lit upry=4005 ry=4003 ry=40033

especially the pool!

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We had plans in the morning, so we didn’t utilize our late check out but went and picked up the little boy from his staycation and headed home!

Happy guy in the backseat!
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So that was our night out, was a great little vacation without leaving town and it is nice to be able to get home in 10 mins πŸ™‚

What is in your backyard, get out there and explore, have your own mini staycation this summer πŸ™‚

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2 responses to “Staycation- JW Marriot

  1. mom says:

    Looks awesome, especially the pool!! Love ya!!

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