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Mr. LL and I are planning to take a week off in May to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary and to give ourselves a little vacation. In the past, our trips have been spontaneous getaways, all of which were road trips. It is a true test of one's relationship to see if you can last 8+ hours in a car and still want to spend time together. Just the two of you.
This year, we are actually trying to plan a trip. We've talked about flying somewhere, but airlines are stupid expensive and we've had so many great experiences on road trips, why not just get behind the wheel and drive? We are big on road trips for a few reasons:
1. The Spontanity
One weekend, a couple of years ago, Mr. LL and I just up and decided to get away for the weekend and drove to Kemah, TX. Neither of us had been there and we had a great time staying at nice B&B in the Lighthouse District. We also stopped at this amazing road-side flea market we passed on the way there.
2. Making new friends
Heh, well ok. Not really "friends" per say, but it is always fun to meet new people and furry friends. This road trip to St. Francisville –when we stayed at a plantation– was full of dogs! We spent an afternoon with these two till they finally went home. It was just a short drive away and again, it was a spontaneous trip! Gotta love that about road trips!
3. Spending quality time, just the two of us
I love it when Mr. LL and I are able to get away and relax. Spending some time, just the two of us, with no obligations to friends, family, pets or just the day to day grind. Just getting to hang out with one another and unwind. Mr. LL fishing while I read on the dock might not seem romantic, but getting a calmer and more relaxed state does wonders for the relationship. So many of our little spats and disagreements ultimately are born out of frustrations over money, hard days at work, or stress from other outside forces. Being able to talk to each other, relax, and spend time in a giant jetted hot tub (like this place had) together definitely reminds us of just how lucky we are to have each other and how much we love each other and being with each other.
Since we are planning our trip this year (though we haven't finalized anything, yet), the main upside is that I can do some travel shopping! ModCloth just released their new Spring items, and they speak to that Boho vibe one should feel when they hit the open road for romantic trip. Here are a few of my favorites: