I love that the Brits use the term "holiday" rather than "vacation." It has such a jolly ring to it! Either way, vacation or holiday, D and I are outta here at 4pm today! We are heading to Rothenburg ob der Tauber for the weekend to officially celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary! Let me tell you, I am SUPER excited about this trip! I've been eyeing this little walled town along the Romantic Road in Germany ever since I got my first Rick Steve's travel book. So, when anniversary time started to roll around, I knew this was the place we had to celebrate in. It's only a 2 hour drive from our lovely hotel here in Wiesbaden, so it was alot more do-able in terms of a quick trip than our original plan...London. We'll get there too eventually. London is number one on my list of places to visit outside of Germany.
I know I was supposed to post photos and a recap from our wedding reception to round out wedding week last night...but seeing as it was our actual anniversary yesterday, I just didn't feel like wasting the evening blogging when I could be spending it with my handsome hubby. Besides, I wasn't really feeling the blogger love in the comment department, so maybe wedding week wasn't as well received as I had thought it would be. That's ok though. I blog for D, myself, and to update the family mostly, so it's going to be nice to look back at those posts one day and remember how I felt about our wedding events even 4 years after the fact!
Even though we spent most of the day apart because D had to work, we still had a nice anniversary evening together. Because we are spending the weekend in Rothenburg, we kept it pretty low key last night. D brought home a bottle of our favorite wine and ordered pizza for us, as per anniversary tradition. This tradition is not something either of us would have particularly chosen to be our special "thing" each anniversary, but the military typically does alot of the choosing for us, 2 out of the 3 previous anniversaries we've spent in a hotel room because of various military training's and TDY's. And these hotels have all been either VOQ or TLF type hotels. Romantic, right? Eh, such is the life of a military family. You make due. Last year was the first year we actually did something WE wanted to do for our anniversary. We spent it in Mexico celebrating my parent's 25th anniversary and our 3rd! It was a great trip, but bittersweet. You know the military had to ruin it somehow, didn't you? Literally the day after we hopped off the plane from Mexico and a beautiful anniversary trip, I had to put D right back on one in Baltimore to send him to Cuba for his first 6 month deployment. The only word to describe that is SUCKED. It completely sucked.
|D and I before his championship Icarus game on our 1st anniversary.|
In a hotel room at Maxwell AFB for D's ASBC training.
|In Mexico last summer- 3rd anniversary|
Thankfully this year we aren't going to be ripped apart immediately after returning from our mini vacation. Although we did spend our actual anniversary in a hotel room...again...it's a tradition we've come to accept and laugh about. And really, I could be anywhere with D and be happy. He's my best friend. Everything's better with your best friend around.
So, we enjoyed our cheesy pizza and got ready to go to our German language class. Halfway through the getting ready process, we decided to nix the class and enjoy our night alone together. It was kind of fun skipping class just to spend time with one another. It was like we were in college all over again! D even said, "I feel guilty skipping...but then, kind of not. I feel bad skipping. Bad as in naughty!" Too funny. Oddly enough, I felt the same way! Guess some things never change. As low key and boring as our night may have seemed, it was quite perfect. I'm so looking forward to spending 100 more years as D's wife!
Now, if you'll excuse me...I've got a bit of packing to finish up! Auf Wiedersehen, friends!