6.14.2011

Tie Yourself Up with Great Father's Day Getaways and a Really Cool Idea

I think these are the most adorable Father's Day Shirt and Tie cards from Shuford Prints.  It will go great with the tie that you already bought dad, right?


But, I've got a better idea of how to use these cards.  Write a note and include one of these great travel packages that I'm sure dad (and mom, too) will enjoy inside the card.

Maybe something like this.

Dear Dad,
You work all the time.  Just leave those papers on your desk.  I know some places that you will leave you feeling just fine.  Pack your bags, clubs, and take a little rest. 
Love, Me

If your dad is a golf lover then send him to the prestigious and historic Pinehurst Resort in theVillage of Pinehurst, North Carolina.


I have had the opportunity to dine at this wonderful resort, but have not stayed here yet.  It's on my list!  The gorgeous and grand Pinehurst Resort will hold its third annual Father’s Day Weekend event from June 17-19 with a celebration of golf and golf stories, and a round on recently restored Pinehurst No. 2 where guests can attempt to recreate the unforgettable, Father’s Day putt that won Payne Stewart the 1999 U.S. Open. If you can't make this weekend, the Resort has wonderful golf and recreation packages all summer long.  The classic golf package starts at a rate of $171.  The golfing dad will thank you! 



If you have a baseball loving dad like I had, then head to the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta for the Family Game Day package to cheer on the Atlanta Braves this summer.   This family fun package includes one night of deluxe accommodations, American breakfast in the Atlanta Grill for two adults and for two children, valet parking, and $50 in stadium dollars to spend at the game.  This package starts at a rate of $209 per night.  I've had the pleasure of staying at this hotel, and you'll love it there.  The game will be fun, too.

Do you have an adventure loving dad?  Look no further than the Inn at Biltmore on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  Your dad will love the Estate's Land Rover package.   Dad can get in the driver's seat and improve his off-road driving skills.  He can test drive a new Land Rover with an experienced instructor and see new areas of the estate with Biltmore's off-road course.   I've not been on this Land Rover Tour, but I've stayed on the estate, and there are 8,000 exquisite acres to explore. The package includes two nights accommodations, estate admission, daily breakfast, dinner one evening in the Bistro, and one evening in The Dining Room, and a special Land Rover gift.  Call 800-411-3812 for rates.   If you want to take dad to the Biltmore Estate for the just the day then dad's visit free this Sunday, June 19, 2011 for Father's Day with one paid admission ticket. 


What if you have a culinary loving dad?  Send him to the Umstead Resort and Spa in Cary, NC.  This four diamond luxury hotel and member of the Leading Hotels of the World, has a gastronomic getaway with its Culinary Artist Package.  This beautiful hotel is only a few miles from my home, and I have had the pleasure of having afternoon tea there several years ago.  I've not yet stayed at the property, but my good friends did last weekend for a quick getaway. They raved about their experience.  It's made me want to pack up my bags, get a sitter, and head five miles to what they describe as paradise.  This package includes one night accommodations, and a five-course Chef's Tasting menu paired with wines in the hotels's signature four-star restaurant, Herons.  

As for us, we're taking daddy on a road trip to North Carolina's Topsail Beach.  We finally have a DVD player for the car. Hopefully, the three-hour car ride will go a little smoother for dad (mom, too) than our last trip to Beaufort, NC.   You can also bet that we will stop at a Wendy's to treat dad to a Frosty.  This Father's Day weekend (June 18 and 19) 50 cents from each Frosty purchased will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.   These donations will be used to benefit the cause of Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which is a program that helps foster children in need find great homes.   This is such a great cause.  Before becoming a mom, I worked as Communications Director for the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  There are so many kids in need.  I can't tell you how important it is for our young people to have stability in their lives.   It pleases me to know that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption are working tirelessly to better a child's life.   Join me in going to Wendy's this weekend and treating your dad to a Frosty.

If you have a twitter account, please help spread the word beginning June 15
Go to @Wendys on June 18 and 19 and buy a Frosty! 50 cents will be donated to @DTFA! Help #TreatitFwd by RT!

On Facebook? Send a Facebook friend a "virtual" Frosty, or tell friends about Father's Day Frosty Weekend through the Facebook application found on http://www.facebook.com/Frosty(Treat it Fwd tab). Wendy's will make a donation.



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