Monday, January 23, 2006

We celebrated our twenty-first wedding anniversary by going to Hot Springs, Arkansas. A co-worker of my wife goes to the Arlington every year and just loves it.

The town was charming, the land is beautiful, the history (including Al Capone, Mae West and others) was entrancing and the historic baths were really fun. First time I've done that sort of thing, I'm going to have to do it again.

Best of all was the time Win and I were able to spend together.

As a general rule I would suggest a different week-end. We didn't know it, but this is the week-end that the race track (dating back to 1890) opened. Luckily, Hotels.com found us great rooms at a great price (though not at the Arlington). We got a discount from them and an additional discount from AARP. Who knew turning fifty would get me a discount at hotels?

Had some wonderful meals, though Win and I ended up splitting a lot of meals and leaving food behind -- servings just keep growing. Much to my surprise I lost another half pound over the week-end. With the rain, we came home a day early and I just finished a great morning making breakfast for the kids and walking my yougest to school.

I still have today off, and I plan to spend it with Win.

I'm so glad to have had her in my life the last twenty-one years. May anyone reading this share the best of life with someone they love.

5 comments:

annegb said...

Congratulations, Stephen :)

Craig W. said...

Sounds like you had a very nice time. Congratulations on 21 years.!! For our 20th anniversary, my wife and I went to the coast (Oregon) and spent a very nice night and day. We only time for one day, but it was enough. We went to the nicest hotel and let them pamper us. It was very refreshing. Sometimes you just have to get away!! Again, congrats.

Barb said...

It sounds like you had a great time! Happy 21st + !!

Maren said...

Congratulations!! 21 years, that is wonderful. It sounds like you had a great time.

David B. said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sometimes just getting away with your sweetheart can do so much to help you appreciate your relationship all the more. There is something about getting away from the everyday chores and responsibilities of life. This allows time to to focus more on one another, instead of the tasks of the day.

I wish you much happiness to come.