It’s so awesome to get away. Last weekend, my husband and I took a weekend escape to Yosemite National Park. Not only was the park amazing, but I loved that our cell phones didn’t work and we had the perfect excuse to escape the world.
Most importantly, I also absolutely loved quality time with him, as well as our little dog. Despite having my dog for three years and knowing my husband for almost two, there is still so much to learn from him. On the trip up and back, I requested that we don’t listen to music or the radio, but that we just spend the five hours each way talking. I felt happy as a pig in mud.
Along the way, we were able to discuss what is happening in our lives today, what happened before we met, and also what we hope to accomplish now in our future together. When I dreamed of getting married for those 12+ years, I imagined someone with whom I could have fun just sitting on a bench or sitting in the car. I knew I didn’t want a relationship that relied on external activities or shared interests alone to support the union.
Thus, for this trip, when we left, I packed a lunch so we wouldn’t have to stop and I happily jumped into the car. When we pulled into the park five hours later, I was not only excited to see that we had an excuse to turn off our cell phones, but also excited to know that I had chosen my husband wisely.