Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Southern Charm

We've done a lot of travel this year, mostly to the Mountain House to take care of business. But last week we decided to spend a couple of days away to celebrate our anniversary. It wasn't a milestone anniversary or anything, but I am thankful for every year that we are together, and we both felt that we needed to get away for a little bit, our destination city was Charleston.

We stayed at an Airbnb again and had the most charming hostess. This is our third experience with Airbnb and have had good experiences each time. I think the key with finding a good Airbnb is to read the listing and the reviews and find one that best matches your lifestyle needs. We like centrally located places and prefer homes over apartments. It's a great option for couples. Our hostess would have coffee with us each morning before she headed off to work, and would give us suggestions on what to see or do, then we would be on our own.

We spent our days exploring the city, riding the bikes to Sunrise Park and trying out some yummy places to eat. It ended up being a pretty low key getaway and exactly what was needed. We came home refreshed, (not knowing we even needed to be refreshed) and a new appreciation for each other.

In case you were wondering we celebrated 41 years, I'm not sure where all the time has gone, but it has gone by pretty quickly. Like all marriages there have been good times and bad times, lots of laughter and plenty of tears. I'm thankful for this guy but mostly for the Lord who has been the foundation of our marriage, the Rock we have turned to time and again while navigating this journey.


Stephanie said...

It looks like you had a blessed time together, dear Maryann. Anniversary blessings to you and your husband. 41 years...what a JOY! My hubby and I celebrated 9 years together in May and I consider it a great blessing and privilege to be married to him.

Hugs to you, dear one.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats on your 41 years that is wonderful!

It looks like you had a great time ~ FlowerLady

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations on 41 years. DH and I will celebrate 29 years this December, and I'd like to plan something extra special considering we spent our anniversary last December in the Chemo Infusion Center. :-)

Lea said...

And, we celebrated 45 years last week. Wow! that's a long time. We absolutely love Charleston. We went about 4 years ago and had a wonderful time and want to go back. Glad you had such a nice getaway

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy anniversary to you both. I love it that you both are such an example of what TRUE commitment means. So glad you had a great getaway. I am so glad you mentioned Airbnb. I actually just came across that while scouting out places to go for me and my man and I am looking at different beach getaways now. Excited to have found this. Hope you have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Camille said...

SUCH a pretty place to visit! What fun that you had this chance to get away, Maryann! The Lord is so very good to us, isn't He? One day, I am hoping it will work out for you to come visit us. :) Hugs, Camille