For Jen's birthday I got us a couple of nights at a bed & breakfast down in Manitou Springs. We stayed at the Avenue Hotel, which was great. It's a nice cozy place with a great location in the historic downtown of Manitou Springs. We were able to easily walk around, do some shopping and eat at some good restaurants. The B&B also had excellent food, introducing me to baked grapefruit and pralined French toast. If I had known that grapefruit could taste like that, I would have been more kindly disposed to that fruit.
We read books, watched movies, strolled around town, and in general took it easy. I worked a bit on my cookbook in an increasingly more desperate bid to get it done, printed, and mailed before Christmas. I'm definitely starting to feel the pinch on that. I will be very glad when I get it done.