Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This was a vacation, not a trip

I once read an article about the difference of a vacation verses a trip. A vacation is one you drink adult drinks at 10:00am, sleep late, and relax.. a trip is what you do with kids.. the scheduling, breakdowns, and 'are we there yet". 

This weekend, Matt and I got to go on a vacation not a trip with our good friends who live near Fort Worth. We had 2 very fun filled days of tubing on the river, wine, music, good food, more wine, more good food, shopping, and well sleeping late. 

It is just what we needed.. just what the "doctor" ordered after the last 3 months of a very stressful time. Matt and I both feel it is important to stay strong as a couple and have these moments in time, these memories, for ourselves. I have heard statically we are at a higher chance of divorce having a kid with special needs. We will not become that statistic. 

Anyways, I digress as always. We wet to historic Gruene, TX and stayed at a very nice bed and breakfast right on the river. Our friends had the room next door and we had adjoining balconies that overlooked the river. The weather was perfect, just warm enough to get on the river but nice enough to enjoy walking around the historic downtown shops. 

Friday Matt and I got there a little early, so we went and floated the river just the two of us. It was a nice time to just talk and hang out, no interruptions. Just peace and beautiful scenery, it was very refreshing. Saturday we went tubing again, this time a little more challenging of a float and us girls have the bruises to prove it. Tip, go through a rapid in your tube NOT on your butt! Of course in between tubing trips was visiting the wineries, eating good food, listening to several good live bands, and just having a fun time without worrying what the kids were doing, or chasing them down, or interrupting us. Diet and detox started Sunday when we got home!

View from our room, wish this was my view everyday!
Perfect spot for some wine from the winery right down the street
Getting ready to float on Saturday. It was a beautiful day filled with lots of laughs!
Amanda and I ready to get on the river
Love the Guadalupe River, one day.. I will have a house on the river!!
Besides the river, we had a few stops at a couple of wineries
River on Sunday morning after the rain and cool front came in
Sunsetting on the river
Listening and dancing to the Cody Jinks band at Historic Gruene Hall, one of the oldest dance halls in Texas
Saturday evening a cool front came in, Saturday it was 89 degrees and Sunday morning was 56, the water was still so warm it had steam coming off of it in the cold air. 


sunshine said...

Just what you two needed!! Beautiful!!

Carolina Carters said...

Looks/sounds awesome! What a prefect way to reconnect after a stressful few months. So glad you all had a nice vacation. Seeing this is getting my wheels turning...we're gonna need this too! :)