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Weekend Escape: The Truitt

"Hometown Tourist" This weekend, Pat and I escaped for an overnight "in town".  Like many urban centers and "downtowns" ours has experienced unprecedented growth and renewal. There are so many cute "boutique" hotels to choose from.   When I found The Truitt online, I knew I had hit the jackpot!  It was the perfect "staycation" for a quiet escape within our hometown, and located on the beautiful  Country Club Plaza  After a ten day business trip that Pat took to the Northwest Territories of Canada (yes. literally up near the Arctic Circle), we were ready for a little R&R away from the kids.  With yucky weather and teens that need me close by, we opted to stay in town, but treat ourselves to a night away of luxury. The Truitt did not disappoint. The magic of its ambiance is apparent from the moment you happen upon its exterior.  A historic, brick, colonial mansion built in 1916, it harkens back to a gentler time. The interior is just

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