Friday, June 27, 2008

♫ ♩Vacation, All I Ever Wanted...♫ ♩

One week from today, Charlie Brown and I are going to embark on a marriage milestone.

1. We are dropping the kids off with Nana and Papa, Grammy and Gramps (Mom, G just got re-named, thought you'd like to know) and taking off for ONE! WHOLE! WEEK! without them. Both of them. That's never happened before.

2. That one whole week will NOT be spent at home, working. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

3. We are going on a road-trip, vacation. That is longer than a weekend. That is just us.

First, we're going to hit Glenwood Springs and go up to Hanging Lake - a place that Charlie Brown has never been to, and I only once went to while in highschool. I fell in love with it - I mean LOOK AT IT:


The water really IS that color - no photoshopping involved, as the minerals make it appear all mariney green-blue, and the mountains are just gorgeous. Later that night, as our muscles will likely be screaming, we'll go to the hot springs and nurse our wounds with the healing minerals...and likely some spirits ;) Our lodging for the night has generously been provided by my Mommy - who wanted to give us a wonderfully Coloradan token memory by putting us up in the famous Hotel Colorado:


Mom was especially keen on telling me about the ghostly orbs that her girlfriends had captured via camera in the historic paintings one night when they'd stayed there. Uhm, thanks Mom. Remember? I don't DO spooky - Charlie Brown may not get sleep that night and not for the reasons we'd prefer ;)

In true Casa del Meyer fashion, we haven't completely ironed out all the details of where exactly we will be on this road trip. We talked about going to Leadville from there, but all we really know for sure is we will end up in Breckenridge for the last 3 days of our trip, because that is booked.

During this trip, our marriage will hit DOUBLE DIGITS - the big 1-0h. A decade of being married to a good friend, a great lover, a total GUY (which at times, is not so much a plus - but then I AM of the hetero persuasion), and the father of my children.

We've had our ups and downs, for sure, but what's amazing is despite it all, we really DO love each other. And understand each other. His support during my depressions have so much been the solidarity that I've needed in order to keep from completely crumbling.

Can we go now? I'm so ready!

© 2008 Ramblings of a Red-Headed Step-Child. All Rights Reserved


  1. Oh! I'm SO jealous. I LOVE hanging lake. Have a wonderful time, this is a well-deserved trip. And congrats on the big 1-0!

  2. Congrats on the 10 years, what a wonderful way to celebrate!!

    Have a wonderful time!

  3. Thanks for coming over and finding me!

    Colorado is one of my favorite places on the planet. So jealous.

    Enjoy your trip and happy 10 years...I'm only halfway there!

  4. Wow, that's wonderful! What a magical place too, just lovely.

  5. That sounds awesome! We went away for two nights for our 15th and it was wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

  6. Happy Anniversary, have a wonderful time!