Happy Friday! It is truly a happy Friday for me. By the time you read this, I should be almost home from a magical week with my husband. We’ve spent the week at Disney together. Alone. Just the two of us.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I fell in love with Brian all over again.
My mom has property at Disney through the Disney Vacation Club, so she supplied the room as an anniversary gift and all we had to do was head to Florida for a week of relaxation.
Most days we got up – earlier than either of us expected, which may or may not have been partially due to the family in the room next door to us – had a little breakfast and headed to the complex gym for some cardio and weight lifting.
I never thought I’d see the day when we’d chose to workout while on vacation, but fitness has become a big part of both our lives with me trying to lose/maintain my weight-loss and Brian working on building muscle.
We don’t usually get to workout together since I run with a friend or on the treadmill at home and Brian works out at the gym at his work. It was really nice being able to enjoy working out together.
After working out, we’d hit the pool for a couple of hours, then return to the room for lunch. Afternoons were spent wandering about the variety of shops or playing games such as pool (which I actually one a couple of times), air hockey (a fairly even split of wins) or darts (I kept up better than I thought I would) in the complex game room.
In the evenings, we headed out to dinner wherever we wanted to go. We splurged on an anniversary dinner at a local steakhouse the night before our anniversary since our actual anniversary was spent at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
That was a wonderful way to spend our actual anniversary. We got to ride all our favorite rides – together.
Not only that, but we were given “Happy Anniversary” pins to wear. We had no idea what kind of special treatment wearing them would afford us – from immediate-use Fastpasses to free desserts (at lunch and dinner), we were spoiled all day.
We ate lunch at the Sci-Fi Drive-in Diner, a really cool restaurant that is set up like a ‘50’s drive-in. complete with cars that you sit in to eat. We had dinner at Pizza Planet – you know, from Toy Story. Fun!
This is the first vacation Brian and I have had just the two of us in about 15 years. We almost canceled it because of financial concerns, but I’m so glad that we didn’t. It was an incredible way to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we created some memories that we will never forget…plus, we realized that we do still like each other! *grin*
The kids were a little jealous that we were going without them, though they were really wonderful about it, and I told them that Dad and I had to go see if we would still like each other when they were grown and gone. It was nice to see that we definitely will. It was a wonderful way to reconnect and I wouldn’t take anything for the week we were able to spend together.
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