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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Vacation, all I ever wanted

So I wanted to do a quick recap of my weekend getaway with BF.  It was fabulous.  :-)  The cabin was adorable!  It was modern enough that I felt comfortable, as I'm not a roughing it kind of girl.  It had a steep, winding driveway and was totally secluded from other houses nearby, backing up to miles of national forest. There was a deck, a hot tub, a fire pit and a hammock outside.  We took advantage of all, though the hammock was better in theory than in reality.

We grilled most of our meals, we roasted marshmallows over the fire pit, we watched gorgeous sunsets from the deck, and we spent so much time in that awesome hot tub, probably twice a day.  It was the best way to end each evening, with the trees swaying in the breeze around us.

We also went to the Luray Caverns, which was really cool.  I'd never been to the area, so it was all new to me!  We did the Garden Maze at the Caverns, which was a lot of laughs.  It took us awhile, but we managed to get out!  Beyond that, we did a brief section of Skyline Drive, which was gorgeous.  Spectacular views and just a fun little afternoon adventure.

I was so pleased with how we did together on this trip.  We got along insanely well, and I never felt crowded or tired of him, or frustrated with him.  We were just so in sync, and I think it was a really great relationship moment for us.  It happened to fall over our four month anniversary, too, which was nice!  We met a pretty cool milestone in that cabin in that we finally said I love you to one another.  I'd been feeling it for awhile, and I'd promised myself that when the feeling became too much to keep inside I'd tell him.  So we were standing there in the living room of the cabin in a long hug, and I just blurted out, "So, I love you".  He told me he loved me back, that he'd been in love with me for quite awhile, probably since too early on, and that he'd already decided this was going to be the weekend he told me.  I beat him to it.  :-)  The important thing was that we're both on the same page.

It was so liberating to have that out in the open, so I don't have to keep thinking it on a loop and not saying it, or sending him emoticon hearts in our texts as my own secret way of telling him without telling him.  We both reveled in the freedom a bit, and the rest of the weekend was peppered with statements like, "I'm so glad I can finally tell you how I feel" and such things.  It felt really amazing to share that, and I know that Luray will always hold a special place for me now!

Coming back to reality after the trip was hard, but we gained so much from the trip that it was all worth it. We are in such a good place, and are already planning our next trips!  We are planning on a week long (!!!) trip to the beaches in Outer Banks for Labor Day week, and then a trip to Omaha again probably in late September, for which he'll be joining me.  :-)  We also aim to fit in another more local weekend getaway between now and the beach, but first we're focusing on the other two and getting them situated.

Things are good.  I am happy.  :-)

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing weekend! Glad you two are so open and honest with each other.

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    1. Thank you! I'm also so happy about this, it's really refreshing. :-)

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  2. Sounds like an amazing weekend away. A little fun and a lot of romance, I'm happy for you!!

    Love modernized cabins, I'm not about roughing it either.

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    1. It was the perfect little getaway! :-)

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  3. I am grinning the biggest grin. I cannot even tell you how big this grin is!!!! So very happy for you, J. SO SO happy for you.

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    1. Thank you! :-) It's so nice to finally be involved in something that feels good and is actually HEALTHY!

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