Tuesday, March 13, 2012

a little R&R.

Last Thursday, MBL and I left on our first post-baby trip. Well, our first real post-baby trip. I joined him at a work conference for 4 days back in July, but we spent most of that time apart. This was our first real opportunity to spend loads of quality time together. We went to Alexandria, VA on this little trip:

We stayed right in Old Town which is SOOO cute! I had originally planned on going on this trip alone as I was visiting one of my good college friends, but, after some prodding, I convinced MBL to come along. And I'm so glad he did! We had so much fun spending time with my friend and her husband. We went out late and slept in until 9:30. We packed our days and nights with eating out and walking around the town after dark. We could have easily managed the trip if Piper had come along, but there would have been no going to dinner at 8pm or walking around the monuments at midnight. We love our daughter to the ends of the earth, but the break was wonderful. Plus, she got to spend 4 whole days with MBL's parents and they were beyond tickled to have her! Win win in my mind :).

One of the highlights for me was taking an accidental long run on Sunday. After an afternoon of walking around Mount Vernon, MBL decided he wanted to go for a massage and I decided I wanted to take advantage of a trail that runs along the Potomac from Mount Vernon out past Alexandria. I told MBL that I thought I could do a max of 2 hours/8 miles. After a beautiful, but exhausting 9.5 mile run, MBL finally picked me up :). I seriously felt like I could have done more, but I didn't have water and the warm weather dehydrated me. This was my view for most of my run:

All in all, it was an amazing opportunity for MBL and to spend time reconnecting with each other and investing in our marriage. I would go back and relive those four days in a heartbeat!

Have you ever visited the DC area? If so, did you enjoy it? If not, where is your favorite place to vacation?


  1. Hi! I found your blog from the PAIL blogroll. Just wanted to say that I love DC - we stayed in Old Town when we visited too. I loved how convenient it was to go in and out of the city. I also thought the restaurants in Old Town were awesome.

  2. Hi, here from ICLW. I actually live in the DC area and work not too far from Old Town. I just love being close to the Potomac and the great views we have. Anyway, I will be adding you to my blogroll, I just got so hooked on reading your blog! :-)

    ICLW #86