BROWN COUNTY: A 4TH OF JULY GETAWAY
May and June were crazy months around these parts. Life just gets busy, you know. One of our goals this year was to spend more time intentionally investing in our marriage. I really wanted to spend some time traveling with Greg. Going somewhere out of the ordinary breaths new life into my soul. Greg could be content just about anywhere. So, finding the time to get away and the perfect location proved to be challenging.
We landed on Brown County (I'd spent time there with my family growing up. so, it's a place that means a lot to me). So, we booked a cabin for the 4th of July weekend. It was perfect. Indiana can be very, very flat. So, some rolling hills were welcomed heartily.
Thursday: we loaded our little Ford Fiesta to the gills with food, bikes, and games. We successfully navigated to our cabin, and then headed in to town for pizza (didn't feel like cooking. at all.).
Friday: we woke up early and I made Dutch baby pancakes. There was no cast iron skillet, or oven safe skillet. So, I made them in muffin tins. That was a first. We drank our coffee on the deck and ate our syrup drenched pancakes. There's a state park in Brown County that we decided to hike in, and we packed our lunch for the trail. We rewarded ourselves with ice cream afterwards (always a good idea). That evening, we grilled brats and went in to town for the fireworks show. Let me tell you, they know how to space out their fireworks. 40 minutes later, and the show was over (after many false "finales").
Saturday: the cabin had to be cleaned and checked out of by 11am. So, we rounded up all our stuff and made for coffee. There's a local coffee shop that we planted ourselves at for a couple hours. We both read, and Greg let me proof read a paper for one of his seminary classes. I'm so happy he lets me be a part of that. My hubs is kind of super smart guy, and I'm humbled that he would want my feedback. :) Caffeined up, we walked around town and then went back to the state park for some mountain biking. Boy was that fun. It was the best thing ever. You get jostled around and fall off your bike, but it's so exhilarating. Dirty and dusty, we drove to Edinburgh to go outlet shopping, and made a pit stop at Red Robin on the way home.
This past weekend was the tops. It ranks high in some of my favorite time with Greg. Also, I apologize for the selfies. On the last day, I asked an elderly man to take a picture. As soon as he picked up my camera, I saw that he had tremors. My heart was beating a million miles an hour. But, the camera is safe and sound, the picture is cute, and the elderly man was incredibly sweet. Phew!
(in one of these pictures, Greg looks 2D. don't worry you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it...truly a skill ;))