My husband and I had a week of no kids (the first time in eight years), so we decided to get out of the house for a couple of days.
This lovely old Victorian hotel is where my husband and I stayed for our first anniversary in 2000. It was beautiful inside with period furnishings. We also had a 6 week old baby in tow back then. Not so, this time!!
I experienced a first (for me) on the 4th of July. Kayaking!! My husband used to own his own kayak. This time, we rented the double yellow one on the right. This is a picture after we got back. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of us inside it or while we were out on the Sound. We left the camera inside the store so it wouldn't be ruined.
I teased my husband, Keith, about the kayaking being great couples therapy. I had to completely trust him because I was in front and couldn't turn around and watch him, and he had to tell me which way to paddle in order for us to be in sync. It was all about communication and trust! As well as a beautiful way to enjoy the water up close and personal! It was fun seeing the jellyfish, crabs and even a curious sea otter who poked his head up to watch us. We had one moment of terror as a sailboat came straight at us and veered off at the last second. Whew! When the wind came up, it was like we were paddling in place - we just didn't go anywhere fast. So we turned around and headed back. We can't wait to go again and take the kids!
The detail of these old buildings is absolutely gorgeous! Sigh.....
It sounds as if most of you had a fabulous 4th as well! So glad you did...
My question now is this - Is my banner absolutely gigantic?? On my computer it looks fine, but the other day when I looked on my husband's, I was mortified to see it was huge! I've got to figure out how to make a prettier blog - I'm working on it.
(edited to add: I'm working on my header and the look a bit. Have gotten both answers as to my header being huge - a yes and a no. So must work out the kinks...ugh! It is no longer HUGE, just blah!)Have a lovely Friday the 13th. We're going to a potluck tonight and I'm going to make a raspberry cobbler. Have never made a raspberry one before, but thought I'd try it. I'll let you know how it turns out!