Weekend away

We haven’t gone away somewhere that hasn’t involved staying with friends or relatives since our honeymoon.  For the past two years we’ve been saving our vacation time to go to China and since the wait has always been 6-8 months and that trip could have always been right around the corner, so we never got away.  Finally, we decided to rent a cabin and go away for the weekend. 

Yesterday we went kayaking.  It was a perfect beginner run with a little white water (very mild).  It was about 7 miles and we were on the water for about 3 hours, including a stop for a bathroom and ice cream at a campground. 

This is a bridge at the end of the trip that we explored.  It was once an aqueduct and it is the oldest, existing wire suspension bridge in the U.S.  The Husband is a bridge fanatic and could have spent hours there.  I’m not, but even I thought it was pretty cool.  Now it is a 1-lane traffic bridge connecting Pennsylvania and New York across the Delaware River.  It was designed by John A. Roebling, who would later design the Brooklyn Bridge.

It was great to get away for a little bit.  There was no TV, no computer, no telephone.  We kayaked, went out to dinner, read, and enjoyed being away from our routine.  We talked a lot about the merits of owning a small cabin somewhere within about 2 hours of us versus longer vacations to farther destinations.  I like the idea of a little place we can go to frequently on weekends, even if it means less frequent big vacations.  Of course, maybe we need to buy a house first!


6 Responses

  1. Sounds nice!

  2. That looks like the perfect weekend trip. I would love to do that.

    Our neighbors put a trailer on a piece of land somewhere. We own a trailer. I think we need to do that.

  3. I so wish Jeff and I would have done that. We too were “just around the corner” and waited and waited in case the TA would arrive (six months later). Oh well. Glad you got some of your last adult vacation time for awhile!

  4. What lovely pics. I think the cabin idea is brilliant…it gets harder to travel to faraway places with a little one anyway…

  5. I would like to have a cabin in the mountains too. Seems like you are ‘gone’ without being ‘gone’. Glad you had a relaxing weekend!

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