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#348802 11/20/99 06:53 PM
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My husband and I try to get away a couple of times a year for a long weekend, to be alone together. We find that we need to get away from home so there won't be any interruptions. Sometimes we go to a bed & breakfast, or a honeymoon cottage, camping, or just a motel somewhere nice. We get to sleep in, spend a lot of time making love, talking & listening to each other, and just having fun together. This is wonderful for our marriage relationship! We just began doing this a few years ago and wish we would have done it earlier in our marriage. I think it would have helped us tremendously. We need that special time alone together, away from the pressures of life, to focus on our relationship.

#348803 11/21/99 05:59 PM
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Yes yes yes! My H and I have been married for three years. No kids. We try to go away on a ski weekend every winter. It's fantastic! Time away together, no phones, no work, no paying bills or balancing the checkbook, is very very important.

And these little vacations keep the fire burning long after you get home!


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Yes!!! This is one of the best ideas; my Husband & I (married just 6 months now!)take these little mini-trips- and have ever since we started "doing steady" in our relationship... Our 1st trip was a St. Patrick's Day weekend- we were only a few months into our R, spent the weekend in a remote romantic country B&B, near Durango, Colorado- visited Mesa Verde Indian Cliff dwellings, had a great St. Patty's dinner at a little "hole in the wall" brew-pub/pizzeria, and rode the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on it's Winter Excursion Tour- still lots of snow-- it was so beautiful- and such a romantic trip!!!!! It was during this weekend trip that we fell in love!

A year later- we took almost the same trip- down to Durango, rode the train and stayed at the Historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango. Only this time- we got married!-- on a stop over high up in the San Juan National Forest, along the Animas River, under a big ol' pine tree..... It could not have been any more perfect!!!

My H had made all the reservations on Wednesday PM while I was at school- even had Chocolate strawberries and champagne delivered to our honey moon suite.... **( we were originally supposed to be going down for the weekend just to pick our wedding site and visit with the clergy- but I had jokingly told him that I wanted to go ahead and get married while we were there- because the site I REALLY wanted- at the Cascades, would not be available for our June wedding date... He took it to heart and made it happen!)***

We still try to take a long weekend at least every 2-3 monthes- with our hectic schedules, family and kids- its great to have even just a couple of days of JUST US.... Keeps us from letting everyday life invade and completely take over our marriage.

I wouldn't trade it for the world...the time I have alone with my sweet H....


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Are your M stories posted somewhere? It's inspiring to see posters who were registered in the previous century (LOL) still recovering and posting.

You are a blessing to those of us who registered recently.

Thanks,
Ace


FWH/BW (me)57+ M:36+ yr.
4 D-Days: Jun-Nov 06 E/PA~OW#2 (OW#1 2000)

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