Planning an Anniversary Getaway

Planning an Anniversary Getaway

Two years ago was our 10-year anniversary. I always imagined The Husband and I would do something romantic: take a cruise, renew our vows, profess our love from atop the Empire State Building while kissing in the rain. Okay, I don’t know where that came from but you get the idea. Being happily married for 10 years is an accomplishment, and I really wanted to celebrate in some way.

Unfortunately, well, fortunately, we had a healthy 1-month-old baby boy to take care of. No romantic getaway for us that year. Instead we celebrated 10 years and welcomed Little Bean into our crazy family.

10 years together - Our growing family.

10 years together – Our growing family.

I decided the next year on our 11th anniversary, the two of us would sneak away for a special kid-less vacation.

As the date approached, I started to research cruises. Remember, I’m married to a non-traveler, so planes are normally out. But I happen to live next to a port that offers regular cruises to Bermuda and the Bahamas.

I was sold, The Husband was on the fence, but it didn’t matter. No passport. No cruise. There just wasn’t enough time to make it happen.

I vowed to remedy that and I did, but instead of a romantic vacation, we settled on a fun weekend with friends in Ocean City, MD.


We had a blast! The Husband even got his photobombing on!


But it just wasn’t the anniversary trip I had envisioned the year before.

Now we are 2 months away from our 12th anniversary. My, how time flies. That baby we welcomed to our family is now walking and talking. His big brother is in the 2nd grade and we still haven’t celebrated our 10th anniversary properly.

When I brought up the cruise idea to The Husband again, this time prepared with our passports in hand, I was met with an unenthusiastic, “If you really want to.

Translation: I don’t but I’ll go to make you happy.

I could sense he wasn’t into it, so I asked what he’d like to do, emphasizing my desire for a romantic anniversary trip.

His idea couldn’t have been more perfect.

“How about we road trip to New England and stay at a bed and breakfast or something”

My response without hesitation: “I’m in!

After a few fruitless days of exploring deals on LivingSocial, I remembered a site called and that’s where I found the Essex Resort and Spa in Vermont.

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I’ve never been to Vermont. The Husband has never been to Vermont. The resort has a culinary school, a full-service spa and fitness center, tennis courts, a golf course, an outdoor adventure center and two restaurants on site!

It sounds like the perfect place for us to get away for a few days. So that’s what we’re going to do!

Stay tuned this May as we take an old-fashioned road trip to New England to celebrate our 10th anniversary on our 12th.

Hey, better late then never, right?