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Dilemma for a dad… Who wants to be a husband, too!

Sigh.
It’s been four years and 2 months since MBW (my beautiful wife) and I have had a private evening together. We did have a very nice dinner out a while ago, but still had to return home to the girls. (Thanks, Grammy!)
Grammy is going to visit again in late April, and I thought that it would be great to pull a rabbit out of my hat, and arrange to have a nice night out including a stay at a local hotel. Local, so that on the off chance something went wrong at home, we could return quickly.
I found some affordable hotels, but they are all the commonplace corporate chains with lame decor, thin walls, and bad smells. Then, I found it. THE place. It’s less than 2 miles away, has what sounds to be a smashing restaurant on premises, looks like an english manor house, there’s a spa and everything!

Shortest cost for a room? $285 a night. That’s right, almost 3 bills plus tax per evening.
I’m not saying it’s not worth it – $285 a night for a room with fireplace, marble tub, private hot tub…it’s seems that it’s a good value. Problem is, that’s about twice what I can spend. The room would eat up the max budget for the whole night. That means – no dinner, no drinks, no special extras (like flowers…).

What’s a man to do?
Anyone need web-design done? Wanna buy some old Macs?
I will make this happen. She Deserves it, I deserve it, We need it.

Ideas and comments are welcome, and appreciated.