K and I had an absolutely fantastic weekend. We left after having some lunch on Saturday and checked into the cutest bed and breakfast ever that is about an hour's drive away. Actually, I used half a tank of gas total over the whole weekend. It was just far enough away that we both got to put our lives on pause while we enjoyed eachother and the little town we were in but not so far that it was an overwhelming process to get there or come home. We left this afternoon to come home and were both a little sad to go. K wants to go back for a week or so sometime. I'm completely down with the idea. :)
Some things we did not do:
-buy a ton of stuff.
-hole up in our little cottage the whole time.
-spend a ton of money.
Some things we DID do:
-had the two most amazing breakfasts that I do believe I've ever had. And delivered right to our little table and everything!
-walked up and down Main Street, marvelling at how cool some stuff was and how ridiculously hokey other things were.
-went to see the bats emerge from their cave on Saturday night to discover we needed to be there earlier, with binoculars, and some cash to go to the lower observation area.
-went to see the bats emerge on Sunday night with bug repellent, binoculars, and cash and had a terrific time learning about bats, watching them fly out, and being delighted by the abundance of fire flies.
-had one of the best dinners I believe I've ever had. On the all time list of terrific meals and places I want to take everyone I know to now is a place in Texas that includes a 10.5 mile drive down a road that has at least three points that will flood with a hearty downpour. Fried portabello mushrooms with ginger and wasabi ranch and a burger with swiss cheese, bacon, roasted garlic, lettuce, and tomato. I don't even want to eat another burger for awhile because this one was SO GOOD.
-took a bunch of pictures and discovered we are awful at aiming the camera at ourselves and taking a picture.
-bought some souviners. I got some peach preserves and K got this awesome metal poster thing. We'll also be ordering the cookbook from the bed and breakfast later because OMG IT WAS SO DELICIOUS.
-talked a lot about a gazillion different things.
-watched some movies, read a little, curled up with each other a lot.
It was completely great and I am so glad we went. I had a terrific time and it was even better than I had thought it would be. I hope we can go back soon, and I would really love to stay longer next time. It'll happen, I just don't know when. And I have to say, I'm a little sad that I'm back all alone in my apartment tonight. I really love that man. :)