Time to Get Away

As I mentioned in my post last week, one of the ways that the JA and I keep the romance alive in busy times is to have individual ‘us’ times. While this weekend wasn’t exactly ‘me’ time, it was the perfect treat to celebrate the end of the school year.

My three college girlfriends and I have tried to get a girls-only weekend on the books since, well, graduation. Between full-time jobs, weddings, and kids, it got pushed off again and again. Sure, we saw each other, but this weekend, we finally got our getaway.

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Friday afternoon, we packed into our respective cars and made our way to Canaan Valley, WV. Food was shared, talking was done, and we hit the hay around 10p. (Don’t be too jealous.)

Saturday morning, we had breakfast at Amelia’s and then headed back to the condo to chill and relax. After a few hours (and some leftover pizza), we gussied ourselves up and went to dinner. The drive through Canaan Valley State Park was gorgeous and filled with wildlife. The view from the resort dining room wasn’t so bad, either.

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Sunday, we returned to Amelia’s for breakfast before cleaning up and heading home. I have to admit, it was good to be back with my boys – even if it meant I spent most of the night doing laundry and prepping for this week.

What’s your ideal getaway? What do you dread most upon returning home?

Linking up with Katie at Healthy Diva Life for Marvelous in My Monday!

Linking up with Katie at Healthy Diva Life for Marvelous in My Monday!

And Away We Go!

On Wednesday, the JA and I hightailed it out of Baltimore for the day. It’s nice to take some ‘us’ time and go on adventures every once in a while. Since the JA has already been up to Penn State (with Mommy and Daddy Janks no less), it was high time that I made the trip up to his alma mater, Dickinson College.

We arrived on campus around 11:30a and walked around campus. It was a bit windy for my taste but then again, I’m always cold. He gave me a quick tour (the college was technically closed and we couldn’t get into many of the buildings) and had lunch with two of his professors. Afterward, things got really nerdy as we were shown the new science complex. It’s HUGE and still slated for a bit more expansion!

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On the way back, we made a quick stop in York to see my favorite (okay, only) godson. Little Loosh is getting so big! We had a wonderful time catching up with Momma and Poppa Loosh and watching the little one roll around on the floor/play with all the new toys he received for Christmas.

It was a great day despite the windy weather and I’m so glad we had the chance to visit with everyone!

What are the ‘to-dos’ that MUST happen when you visit your alma mater? Most of mine revolve around food…