Wednesday, November 2, 2011

babymoon

babymoon: 

"More recently the term has come to be used to describe a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage." [source]

My hubby and I went on a babymoon over Halloween weekend. Only we went camping! Who wants a resort and prenatal massage?! Not us. We made it a two-year tradition and went back to Fort Pickens National Park campsite back in Pensacola Beach, Florida. [post on previous trip] We love it down there! We are beach babies [so is little #3 in the family, undoubtedly]. 

We waited until the Thursday morning we left on the trip to get all packed & ready due to being busy grown-ups these days (ugh), I had just finished up my work week and was completely tired, emotional, and irrational when I got home from work and had to clean and get all packed up & ready. Dan had sustained some blunt trauma to his quad muscle the night before playing basketball, so he was a little gimpy, but he powered through and was almost fully functional by morning thanks to wrapping it, icing it, heating it, etc... So, before we knew it we were out the door, and before we made it out of Tuscaloosa county limits, I was fast asleep. Dan took good care of me and drove safety. Even ensuring that the extremely loud and obnoxious noise the surfboard makes atop the car was fixed. Once we fixed the iPod, Dan was accompanied by Harper Lee on the drive as he listened to To Kill a Mockingbird. My back was seriously pained and uncomfortable as I slept, thank goodness I had three pillows. :) We stopped at KFC at the littlest Southern town to keep the tradition alive. We again passed over bridge one (arrived at Gulf Breeze), passed over bridge two (arrived at Pensacola Beach), and drove miles and miles out to the very tip of the peninsula. We set up our campsite at the one right next door to our site last year (which was supposedly "reserved"). We were a little stingy and put our tent so far over so it was basically on their plot. I was embarrassed for when the other campers got there and had to awkwardly find a new spot for their tent. Luckily, no one came that night! 

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