So for our 15th anniversary, Aaron and I planned a little getaway. Not too far away, but far enough to feel 'away'. We had so much fun!
We started off by dropping the kiddos off at Grandma's house for 'Grandma Camp'. Actually, only two of them, we needed to take the girl to Costco to order her new glasses.
After we dropped her off, we had lunch at Los Hermanos - for sentimental reasons. When we were poor college students we went out to eat there (what, twice?) for special occasions. Still Yummy.
Then a trip to our favorite used book store. Love the guy who will plan a used bookstore outing for an anniversary trip!
Unfortunately, my allergies acted up in their pretty quick, so it was shorter than we'd wanted.
Since we had some time to kill, we just pulled over in Provo Canyon and spent a little time by the river.
We stuck our feet in (ICY! Pretty sure this stuff melted off the mountain like that morning), read, chilled and watched the people tubing the river.
Then tubing went on our 'to do' list. If we still felt like it on Monday. Cuz that's how the weekend went. Awesome.
Park City is super cool. We'd never explored there before and had a blast. Really, we just hung out, people watched, shopped a little (scored hats for our ginormous heads! Woo!), watched a movie (The only downside of our trip!), and ate lots of yummy food.
MMmmmm.... Good Kharma.... drool....
We tried to eat at local spots all weekend and were able to eat outside most of the time, too - the weather was perfect.
Mainly, just spending time together was awesome. Being able to take a little break and enjoy each other's company and stuff - for FOUR DAYS!!!
Then we did go float the Provo. It was a blast. Mostly.
Things I learned:
1. Wear cheap sunglasses.
2. And shoes. Aaron lost both flip flops. We found one, but couldn't catch the other. A fisherman caught it, though, 20 minutes later and when he saw us tried to throw it back. Missed. That would have been awesome, though.
3. Go with people you like, so when you're in life jackets and swimsuits and smushed up together in the shuttle van and your skin sticks to the person next to you - you're okay with it.
4. Once your butt freezes in the river everything is okay.
5. It was less relaxing and more constant course-correcting - resulting in flipping Aaron once and knocking me in the head nicely.
6. Don't be fooled by the $10 per person price tag. Once your husband loses his prescription sunglasses, the real price is WAY higher.
So our romantic getaway ended where it started: the Costco Optical department.
Our kids didn't miss us at all, but we sure missed them! We were originally going to go farther and for longer, but decided that what we did ended up perfect.
Thanks for a great weekend, Park City!
Oh, and Mom, Dad, and Kellie, too!