February 14, 2008

Getting Away

When we were living in Utah, we celebrated all of our wedding anniversaries in Moab. The first 6 that we were married were spent down there. It's one of our favorite places to go and became a tradition for us. We'd take the long weekend (President's Day) and spend a few days down there. It was always quiet and relaxed because the tourist season hasn't begun yet.

Last year we didn't do anything to speak of for our anniversary. Lucky #7 was spent here at home with a 3-month old baby (not that I'm complaining). To be honest we haven't done anything for ourselves since we went to Moab in 2006. The few trips we've made since moving to Idaho have been to visit friends/family. No camping trips last summer, no weekends away just to get away.

I am beyond excited. Although C has figured out the surprise, I booked the dogs into the kennel this weekend and have reservations at the hotel in Moab we always stayed at. We leave tomorrow morning and come home on Monday.

I am excited to be headed to one of my all-time favorite places. I am excited to get out of the house and hike. I am excited to be surrounded by the beauty of red rock country. I am excited that we've made it another year together. I am excited that it's probably been one of the best years we've had (albeit a few hiccups here and there). And most importantly, I am excited to take KT and show her how incredible and awe-inspiring some places can be.

6 comments:

robandsara said...

Amanda!
Hey! It was so exciting to get a comment from you and check out your blog. You little Katie is so cute. Wow! I can't believe how grown up she is. How fun! Sounds like things are going really well for you guys in Idaho. It's so nice to be able to stay connected with people through blogs.
-Sara

marci said...

Safe travels! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I've heard nothing but good things about Moab. Plus I love saying the name - Moab. Moab, Moab, Moab.

Since you're out in the same "general" area (yes, I realise different states, but you're closer than I am) - ever been up to Glacier in Montana?

My husband sprung the idea of going there in the summer on me. I'm not 100% sold on it unless we're able to combine it into a trip up into the Canadian Rockies. I want to go to Banff. (Another one of those places, like Moab, whose name I like to say over and over.)

I'll probably blog about the potential trip sooner or later. He wants to go back to Key West. I've been there done that - much rather go someplace new.

Ash said...

Have lots of fun!
xoxo

Kristen said...

Darn, I didn't realize Cris had found out. I guess the surprise is only a small part of the excitement. I hope that you guys have terrific weather and a wonderful time. Frankly, I am a little jealous. :>)

KarenMM said...

I hope you have a lot of fun this weekend! I love weekend getaways and can't wait to hear about this one!

And P.S. Happy Anniversary!

pam said...

Have a blast you deserve it. I can remember taking Miss L there right before we moved. There are some things I miss about Utah, and Moab is definately one of them.