Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lakeway Inn Resort and Spa Austin ......

Family and I went to Austin for Spring Break. Not super far away from us, but with the travel advisory for Mexico seemed like a good choice. We chose the Lakeway Inn Resort and Spa on Lake Travis. Originally built in 1963 but totally redone now it still has a lot of old school charm. Spacious luxe rooms, a little 1960's flavor in the decor and a killer spa. The pool is great, complete with swim up bar and waterslide for the kids. It sits on the side of Lake Travis with wonderful views and deer that would graze beneath our balcony in the evening.

For other entertainment the Hill Country Galleria is close by, there is a marina, golf course and tennis club and of course you can go into Austin, South Congress is my kid's favorite area.

Will on the left is toooo cool for the picture.
Marc in the middle is suffering through mom taking a picture.
Chloe, who is 10, is showing just how dorky most of us are at 10......
Have a great day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Movie Review - I Love You, Man

Okaay I was soooo not with the public's opinion last week on Knowing ....

This week I saw I Love You, Man with Paul Ruud and Jason Segal. The film has lots of other great actors, Jaime Pressly, Jon Favreau (Swingers anyone?) Jane Curten, Rashida Jones. Let's face it though it's about the Paul Ruud and Jason Segal characters. It's a kinda familiar situation in that Paul Ruud's character Peter has been so busy with life and being a tiny bit uncomfortable in his own skin that he has gone through life with no male friends. When he decides to take the next step in life and get married he realizes he has no best man.

Hilarity ensues as he goes on "man" dates fixed up by everyone from his mom to his gay brother. He finds a great friend on his own and they help each other realize their own shortcomings on the way "down the aisle".

Great chemistry, funny dialog and situations, a fun movie, I give it 4 out of 5 on the as good as cheesecake scale (or suzy q's or tres leches, or chocolate cupcakes, whatever your sweet of choice is).

Monday, March 23, 2009

Back from Hiatus Monday Movie Review

Okay, I know I've been gone from the blog for a while, but had to take a post Oscar break! What did we see over the weekend? no not Duplicity, not Love ya Man, but Knowing...... It was the family choice, what can I say.

I do like Nick Cage though so I went hoping to see a good movie. I expected a supernatural thriller but got something different with the entry of some waxy looking individuals bearing shiny black rocks (still don't know what those were about) and got a not very satisfying ending. It was decent acting from Cage and the others and it sort of gets you thinking about natural disasters but on the whole -


See you next week with another movie!