Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Getaway

A few days after graduation, this handsome devil swept me away for a weekend vacation.  

We took a quick cruise out of Miami, down to Nassau, and back.  
It was 2 days and 3 nights of kid-free bliss. 

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my kids.  But I think every marriage can benefit from time away.  There's just something about eating dinner without having to ask for the 14th time that your companion SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE.

Miami, as the ship left port.

We left on Friday afternoon, and avoided any travel delays resulting from Hurricane Irene. 
The only impact was that there was damage on the "private island" we were supposed to visit on Saturday.  As a result, we left the port & just hung out on the ocean that evening.  It got a little bumpy so we had a very quiet night at sea. Saturday became a day at sea which meant sleeping in, a late breakfast, pool time, nap time, and lots of reading.  It was blissful. 


The Harbor at Nassau.  Look at the water!

Paradise Island - Atlantis

What cruise would be complete without towel animals?  

The elephant was cute....

 The mouse.... a little creepy.  

Our vacation ended all too soon. A day of flying home brought us back to reality.  But then I had Jeni's Ice Cream for dinner, so it all ended well!

Even though it was barely 4 days away, it was a much-needed opportunity to celebrate his accomplishment, recharge our batteries, and remember what it was like to be a married couple (and not just Mom & Dad).  I wish we could do this every year.  

1 comment:

sarita said...

We did that same cruise for our honeymoon--it was fabulous. So glad you got to get away for a few days!