Yesterday evening we drove up to San Luis Obispo and checked into the Madonna Inn around 10pm for the SLO Marathon this morning.
We stayed here last October and I loved it, but then again, I love anything kitschy and themed.
Last night we had the “Rose Room”:
Like the hotel itself, everything was pink. And I mean everything: the stationery, the lotion, the hotel guide, the ice bucket.
It was a handicapped room so the shower was huge. and very pink.
Even the soap is shaped like cake.
After the 6am race (I’ll have a race recap up tomorrow) we headed downtown San Luis to find breakfast. I Yelp’ed and found Louisa’s Place which was awesome – a family-style diner with huge homemade biscuits and big omelets. For the record, this is the first time I’ve ever seen my man order an egg white omelet; he’s getting healthier than I am!
Then we walked around a little and checked out the stores. This morning was foggy and overcast – perfect running weather – but then it warmed up and was gorgeous in the afternoon.
We saw Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop and I was pulled in by the candy sirens. I’ve never seen so much soda and weird flavors too.
Bacon, coffee, buffalo sauce, peanut butter and jelly soda. Weird, right?!
I played it safe and skipped the cucumber soda and went with a diet cream soda and the husband picked out some salt water taffy for each of us. I tried to buy this skintight suit for him but he wasn’t having it.
As we were walking back to the car, I saw this gum wall – totally gross and totally intriguing at the same time. That is all gum all the way down and the other way is the same way.
Later we drove to Laetitia Winery to do a tasting because they have champagne! And I love champagne!
I’ve been here with girlfriends and knew it was my safe place, like my second home. My friend R is a member here so we were able to use her membership discount too on the couple bottles that we bought.
Marathon, candy, discounted champagne… is this heaven?
Afterwards we checked into another room for tonight; I decided if we were going to stay two nights we might as well see two different rooms. And since I’m such a romantic dude, I reserved the “Anniversary Room” (we’re celebrating our 5 year anniversary this weekend a little late).
The hotel sent us a bottle of champagne to celebrate; they know the fastest way to my heart.
A floral sink and rock shower, NBD at the Madonna.
And possibly the greatest invention ever…. the electric toilet. Forget smartphones, this is the future of technology.
It has a bidet. And I used it. A toilet dryer is a game changer for sure. You haven’t been living until you have everything washed and dried by your toilet.