Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Quality Time

Well, hubby and I are going to hit the road for an extended weekend away in a couple days. We've not decided if we'll leave Thursday evening or Friday morning, but either way we are off on our own for three days. We've been doing this every-so-often over the past 12+ years, and I highly recommend it. It's like a booster shot for your marriage!

"What is it that you do?", you ask. We pack our bags, put some cash in our pocket, and head out with no destination in mind. Honestly, those getaways are the best memories I have of our time together.

We have had adventure, like the time we traveled the entire west coast of Michigan. That was our first road trip together as a couple. It was a blast! Going off the road backward down a hill at warp speed on the highway in Petoskey was the part that really classified it as an adventure. We've told the story a hundred times, and we still laugh. God really had his hand on our shoulder that day. We couldn't find an open tire shop, so we drove all the way back home with hay-like matter poking out between the rubber of the tires and the rims. What an experience!

Then there was the more recent time that we traveled the back roads of northern Ohio. It wasn't the most scenic, but we found a lot of cool antique shops to visit and ended up in the city of Marion where we met some nice people and visited the Popcorn Museum and saw the birth place of Warren Harding, our twenty-ninth president.

"Do you know what direction you're headed this time?", you wonder. Well, I cannot really say. We've talked about going back up to the cabins we stayed at for our anniversary last September because it's such a great bang for your buck, but we've been there, done that, right? Then there was the awesome time we spent in Marshall. We did so much there. We visited the SDA Historic Village in Battle Creek, had a five star meal at Schuler's, and attended the Renaissance Festival.

What needs to be determined is whether or not we want to stomp on familiar ground or seek out the unfamiliar. It's the unfamiliar we're interested in, I may encourage hubby to head toward Pennsylvania. I wanted to take our family vacation there this year, but with the new business on the horizon time is of the essence. It just won't fit in. We're finding it challenging enough to make our trip to Big Rapids to visit a friend's farm happen. I cannot seem to secure a campsite.

Anyway, I'll report back next week on our adventures. The important part is that we spend time together just being together no matter the location. Who knows, we may stay close to home. We've done that before, too. You'll just have to wait and see.


Joe-ann said...

I think we have to do that more often as well. Good luck to your next adventure. Sure it would be as fun as the previous getaways you had. congratulations,cheers to 12 years and counting!

Tina said...

Thank you, Joe-ann! It was one of the best road trips ever. Watch her for updates soon to come. :-)


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