Life is crazy.
I’m sure that’s not news to you. Your life is probably just as hectic as mine is, if not more so. Usually I don’t really mind the crazies. They keep me from getting bored, after all. Yet every once in a while, when I fail to plan far enough in advance, they sneak up behind me, surround me on every side, and leave no path for escape.
That’s what happened this month. Monday is my 25th Wedding Anniversary. The silver one. The one that marks a quarter of a century of true love and partnership. It’s kind of important. What are we doing to celebrate?
And no, this is not my husband’s fault. All the blame resides with me.
You see, my husband surprised me with a wonderful waterfall excursion in the Georgia mountains last year. Just the two of us. Hiking. Viewing waterfalls. Riding a zip line. It was fabulous.
This year? Well, I chose to plan a family vacation to Disney World instead. The RWA conference was meeting in Orlando this year, you see, and my ever-practical self thought why not make a family vacation out of it and write off the travel and lodging expenses? I’ll go to the writing conference during the day and play with the family in the evening. We all love Disney. The kids are on board. I’m excited about it, too. But a big, expensive family trip means less for our anniversary.
No big deal. I’m easy to please. A nice dinner out. Maybe a movie. Date night, just the two of us.
Well . . . not so fast. My daughter decided to study abroad for part of the summer, and she will be traveling to Oxford for the month of June. (Yes, I’m extremely jealous. That would have been a great anniversary trip.) What day does she fly out? June 5th. Yep. That June 5th. And they aren’t flying out of our local airport, either. Nope. We have to drive to Dallas (3 hours, one-way) and meet up at the DFW airport. She needs to be there around 4:00 p.m. So my husband, who is the hero for taking her since I’ve been slammed at the day job lately, won’t be home until 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. So much for our date night.
I’m sure we’ll find time to celebrate amid all the crazy last-minute packing the weekend before or perhaps in the days following, but I can’t help feeling like I’m letting an important milestone pass without giving it the attention it deserves.
So – I’m asking you to help me. Design an ideal romantic getaway (no longer than a weekend) for me and my hubby. I’ll read through all your suggestions and the one that best fits my hubby and me will be declared the winner and the virtual romantic getaway Wes and I will enjoy on Monday.
And just because it’s always more fun to win when there is a prize involved, the winner selected will receive an autographed copy of Heart on the Line (the new release coming out on Tuesday – yes, one more reason I’ve had no time to think about my anniversary on June 5th because my book releases on June 6th).
So leave a comment describing the ideal 25th Witemeyer Wedding Anniversary Weekend, and help save my milestone.