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The wife and I are looking for a good place to visit over the course of a weekend to have a sort of a "romantic weekend getway" Dec. 8-11th....we were thinking NYC, but she wants to stay in the city and it's just too damn pricey...was in Vegas just last weekend and I don't think one of the girls from Club Sapphire recognizing me with the wife and asking me if I want another lap-dance would be a good idea......I know there are probably a ton of other places to visit, but I am not a rich guy, so I have to stick to a budget...any ideas anyone? what about San Fran? Chicago maybe? think romantic...help a brotha out...

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I must have missed a lot. You remarried?

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Banff.

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The wife and I are looking for a good place to visit over the course of a weekend to have a sort of a "romantic weekend getway" Dec. 8-11th....we were thinking NYC, but she wants to stay in the city and it's just too damn pricey...was in Vegas just last weekend and I don't think one of the girls from Club Sapphire recognizing me with the wife and asking me if I want another lap-dance would be a good idea......I know there are probably a ton of other places to visit, but I am not a rich guy, so I have to stick to a budget...any ideas anyone? what about San Fran? Chicago maybe? think romantic...help a brotha out...
Not sure if you'd want to do the Canada route (but it is cheaper consdiering your money is worth more, so keep that in mind) if you want a really romantic place to go try Le Grand Lodge. It's 5 minutes away from Mont Tremblant Mountain. Everything there is english or billingual since they cater to alot of tourists and it's a nice place to go and get away for a weekend. I've gone twice a year since I was 8 and stayed at this hotel. Give that a shot. I know there's a day spa about 15 minutes away too plus the one on site. Not to mention Tremblant Mountain has been named best ski resort on this side of the country 7 years in a row. Hope this helps

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I must have missed a lot. You remarried?

LOL....no, the wife and I started down the divorce road, but decided to give things another go...so, we are working on things....

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Banff.
Just yesterday Sunbert and I were talking about getting up to Banff sometime.

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LOL....no, the wife and I started down the divorce road, but decided to give things another go...so, we are working on things....
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Actually the Warwick in NYC is pretty reasonable, but you have to call them and mention the "Romantic Holiday" aspect.
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Right in your own backyard, the Grove Park Inn is one of our favorites. Ask for a room in the old inn, it's a nice trip back in time. A favorite of many. If you cannot get cozy in front of the two fireplaces in the lobby, something is very wrong with you. The food is good and I think the Inn (much larger than you think) will be decorated with about 75 huge Christmas trees at that time of the year. The Biltmore Estate is nearby, and you must go see it, as it should also be decorated for Christmas.

Check it out! This place is meant for quality time for a couple to relax and focus on each other. (The golf course isn't bad either, but you don't want to mess with that now!)

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The only way some stripper from the Sapphire will recognize you is if you go back there.
But, how expensive are you talking?
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Banff Springs Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff Springs Resort

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You could always stay here as well. It's a killer hotel.
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