Sunday, June 26, 2011


I am aiming to catch up a bit on the past week of life, but I thought I'd start with Now! Dan and I celebrated our 11th year of being hitched this weekend (18 all together, holy wah!) by dropping the kids off at our friends' heaven-in-the-woods and driving to Marietta, OH, at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. It was quirky, lovely, relaxing and Away, which is totally new for us! It was awesome...

We stayed at the Lafayette Hotel, which has lasted through several floods and sports a steamboat decor.
The lobby of the Lafayette

The bed in our room!

We spent our time walking through the little riverside downtown, wandering through shops, eating good food, wandering some more. Heaven.
The pedestrian bridge to Harmar on the other side of the river.

Did I mention the stores? Very quaint. Oh, the wandering...

 It was mostly just lovely to be together, talking or not talking, not figuring out car schedules or dinner plans or what's going on with the girls - just being Us.  We even got to browse through a used bookstore and have breakfast out in a diner, favorite pastimes from our early days together.  Ahhh.
Just right.


Kerry said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. Happy 11th!

debbie said...

How lovely. Fred and I have never been away from Isaac either. I can't imagine what that would be like - scary...but familiar. Exciting, but also with a feeling of homesick thrown in there. Someday.

Happy 11th. Sounds like a beautiful getaway. xo

Jennie said...

Yay! Congrats! That's 10 for us now. :-)