Let me just start off by saying that I tend to be a bit impulsive, as in when I get it in my head that I want something I kind of obsess about it until I either get it or I can replace the impulse with another thought. This is not exactly healthy, I know. I don't tend to have over-the-top or naughty impulses though, if that makes it any better. I am talking more about a new hair color, for those of you who may be silently judging me. :) Anyway, I was, as my dad sometimes says, "up to my eyeballs in alligators" with school and such when I saw an email with a great hotel offer for Lake George. (This is where we went on our honeymoon so it holds a very special place in our hearts.) The deal was for the next day only. So what did I do? I thought of how amazing the Fall colors would be this time of year. I thought of how fun it would be to be spontaneous. I thought that my classes were ending the next day and how we actually had a Saturday with nothing planned. And I booked it. And then I made arrangements for the kids to spend Friday night and all day Saturday with our parents. (Thank goodness they are so accommodating!) I didn't tell Peter where we were going. I just said to pack his bags because the next day we were going somewhere over night and it would take us 4-5 hours to get there.
The next day Peter left work early and we set off with him still not knowing where we were headed. He didn't figure it out until we were about 20 minutes away! I think it bothered me more than him though! I am so bad with secrets! I tried to distract myself with a little DC Talk, some Fall out Boy and Twizzlers Pull and Peel: Three Peter and Emily roadtrip staples. It was an absolutely perfect time. I could literally feel my shoulders lighten and my chest exhale as soon as I was out in the mountain air.
|Peter being Peter.|
It was as relaxing as a full vacation. Yay for spontaneity, for beautiful landscapes and a sweet husband.