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Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Spontaneous One Day Getaway....

      Memorial Day weekend is here, and the kickoff to summer has arrived!   Matt and I usually like to take advantage of long weekends by going out of town together.  This year we both had a four day weekend and anticipated spending the long weekend in Philadelphia.  I had the whole weekend planned several months ago, but when we realized that the California road trip we were taking this summer was consuming our entire vacation budget this year, we decided to call off the Philadelphia weekend.  Our Philadelphia plans turned into house project plans as we soon had this weekend's schedule all planned out:   Friday - clean house, run errands, purchase and change outdoor light fixtures, Saturday -  rip up the loft carpet, cut and roll remaining carpet for the first of the month garbage pickup, Sunday – church and rest as usual and Monday – paint master bathroom and update all fixtures..... 

.....BUT......our Saturday plans soon changed as we were reminiscing about a romantic weekend getaway we took to New Buffalo, Michigan, for Matt’s birthday this past August.  

{If you're ever wanting to know what to do in New Buffalo, you can read a post that I wrote about that weekend getaway here.} 

It didn't take too long before we were talking about how New Buffalo is only a three hour drive from Indy…..and how we could leave at 7:00 a.m. and be home by 7:00 p.m......and how it was going to be ridiculously hot and humid in Indy this weekend….and how the cooler temps of Lake Michigan sounded wonderful…..and how we’ve been working so hard on the house that we haven’t made much time do anything fun together lately....and how we could make New Buffalo a day trip and pack a picnic….and how we didn’t need to spend any money there, because we’ve already experienced all there is to do in New Buffalo from our previous weekend getaway…..and how we could park on the street and walk to the beach for free....and before we knew it, we were putting off this weekend’s Saturday plans of ripping out carpet to next SaturdayJ

Enticed by this new plan only costing us a tank of gas, we gave into our spontaneous side, woke up early this morning, packed a cooler and a beach bag, filled the car up with gas and three hours later, we were on Lake Michigan enjoying temperatures that were twenty degrees cooler than Indy with absolutely no humidity!

It was a perfect day really.  I mean what more could I ask for?  I had the water in front of me…..

….the sand dunes behind me….

….and my best friend with me.

Add to that the sound of waves crashing...

…..and the sound of seagulls over head.

And let’s not forget the feeling of my toes in the sand….

….and a book in my hand;)

Our minds and bodies were soon in a completely relaxed state as the morning was topped off with the breeze blowing off the water and the warmth of the sun lulling us into wonderful beachy sleep.

The only thing better than all of that was spending the entire day with the love of my life:)

I’m glad that we still have a little spontaneity left in us….

… help us realize that sometimes we just need to take a break and have a little fun together:)

The only thing this date cost us was a tank of gas ….

(and a $5 strawberry milkshake from Jake’s At the Beach, because you really can’t go to New Buffalo without getting one of those)

…..but taking time to do something fun and unexpected together – priceless:)

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