Yesterday The Husband and I embarked on an old-fashioned road trip, just him and I — no kids!! — for our 12th anniversary.
Of course we couldn’t get started without some fuel.
From our house to the resort we were staying at in Vermont, was about 470 miles away.
It’s quite a hike!
Within an hour we crossed our first state border…
…threw them some money and then entered our third state.
We actually drive the NJ Turnpike a lot. The Husband’s office is outside Trenton, we go to the shore at least yearly, and I drive to NY quite a bit.
As the planes landed and took off, The Husband and I had yet another discussion about his fear of flying.
Part of me wishes he’d just “get over it,” but I know it’s not that easy. Plus I don’t mind road trips. We have a lot of fun, spend time together and see lots of things.
We made it to New York painlessly — not one bit of traffic!
We could have easily made it to Albany on one tank of gas in our beat-up 2000 Honda Civic, but we decided it was time to fill up.
We were really having a blast chatting and hanging out together, alone, like we used to before kids.
Don’t get me wrong, having kids is GREAT! I wouldn’t change my family for the world, but parents need time to themselves. They just do.
I convinced Mr. Fast Food Junkie to try something different for lunch, and we discovered Bar-B-QSA just a mile off the highway.
It. Was. Awesome!
Even The Husband thought so!
Back on the road and getting closer. I believe this is a view of Lake George.
We drove alongside it for over an hour.
It was a beautiful and quite hilly ride. I wasn’t sure our old Civic was going to make it!
But we did!
The last hour of the trip seemed to drag on forever. It took a total of 9 hours. Not bad with 3 stops!
I was awed driving in. We never stayed at a resort like this before.
We strolled around the grounds scoping everything out.
And caught a gorgeous sunset.
The resort looked so pretty at dusk.
We decided to stay on site and grab a quick dinner at The Tavern.
It was a great way to end our day.
Today I’ve already gone for a run and right now the Husband is playing golf. Later, I’m heading to the pool.
Tomorrow we’re taking a cooking class, visiting the Ben and Jerry’s Factory and possibly going shopping. I didn’t realize there’s a rock wall climbing place right next door, I’m hoping to check that out as well. Overall, we are just relaxing with no real agenda. It’s just nice to be out of the daily grind and experiencing something new.