While winding down summer, it's been hard to sit and contemplate a new post. I have a few on the horizon. Until then, I will recount some of my adventures.
In August, I planned a surprise camping trip to Wisconsin for Mike and I. I told him to take off work, and did everything for preparation by myself. I'm very proud of that because I SUCK at surprises and I always want to tell Mike what's going on. When you live with someone, it's hard not to share your excitement! I arranged a bunny sitter, bought some necessities, planned meals, and made all the reservations.
I guess you could say the trip was inspired by my URBAN GLAMPING night. Check that post out HERE. I also grew up camping tons of weekends in the summer and have been missing it. We have gotten some gear for gifts and I wanted to put it to good use. Plus, who doesn't want to spend a weekend in the woods with their new hubby?!
I reserved two nights at Interstate State Park in Wisconsin, and one night at Pleasant Lake B&B. I would suggest both accommodations, especially the B&B. I must say, I rock at planning getaways. The campsite we got was on the end of it's own culdesac, very private, and had its own trails right to the river. It was really big and a great site.
|Starting the weekend!|
|S'mores all day.|
|Hiking at the Dalles|
|Hiking, awesome trails there!|
|Watching the sun set at the vineyard|
|My lovely man|
|At the river right by our campsite|
|I hope you get this reference!|
|Franconia, amazing place!|
The bed and breakfast was our first time at one. Rich and Char were great, and my favorite part was the lake. There are only about 5 houses on it, and you can use their paddle boat any time you want. We spent an hour out there, watching the sun go down, floating, talking to the fishies, and enjoying each other's company. We followed that with a 30 minute soak in their double whirlpool tub. I literally had to hold on to the sides because it was so big. It felt fantastic, especially after camping, hiking, and sleeping in a tent!
After dinner in town, we had one of my favorite moments together in over five years. We sat on our balcony in the moonlight, under a blanket, looking at the lake, and drank a bottle of wine. It was SO peaceful, romantic, and memorable for me. I won't forget that night...just being together, talking quietly, enjoying some red wine. Perfect. Remember to make special moments with your husband!
It was a fantastic weekend, with perfect weather, fun activities, wine (what could be better), being outdoors, being out of the city, and being together. I love my man, and spending time doing something a little different was a perfect way to become even closer.