Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Valentine's to Remember

Dramatization - Actual event may or may not have taken place. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. *Insert Law and Order's Intro "Dum Dum" sound

If you followed my tweets over this past weekend then you know that my hubby surprised me with a trip to Natchez State Park. We stayed on a cabin at the lake with our bestest of friends (3 years in a row planning Valentine's Day with them).

The camp was equipped with a Disc Golf course (hubby bought me 2 sets for my birthday - very clever) and Nature trails and of course, as I said, a big beautiful lake!
We spent most of the weekend at the park, played Bocce ball and walking through nature trails that were so old we got lost once of twice cause the path was overgrown. Luckily a little cute (and shy) pup that we lovingly nicknamed "Banjo" helped us find our way. (Btw, I think its hilarious when people see a BUNCH of bird poop on the ground and then decide to look up at the tree, with an open mouth - I'm a guilty party.)

Saturday night we went to a beautiful restaurant on a plantation in Natchez called "The Castle." There we drank many libations and ate very delicious food (Lobster!). When the bill came I realized that I could have eaten 400 Big Macs for less (however after that much oil I'd be greasier than Wal-Mart parking lot).

(Showing off my new necklace from my hubby)

The next day went spent the morning playing Disc Golf on a 9-hole course.

For those of you who have never played Disc Golf - wtf. It's about the funnest and most exhilarating game since Press Your Luck (no whammy no whammy no whammy stop!) Ok, slight exaggeration (Press Your Luck is way better).

It is basically just like golf except with a Frisbee and you have these metal cages that you need to throw the Frisbee in. Each hole has a par (or number of shots to get).

The discs have different weights to them (just like golf) with a Driver, Mid-Range, and Putter.

I had so much fun playing this game! I was excited to find out that we have an 18-hole course in my town! Squeeee!

Overall the weekend was great, my hubby planned something not only romantic but appealed to my "fitness" side. I could eat guilt free knowing that I burned calories (and had fun at the same time!)

Before we left we drove through Natchez and stopped off at the riverfront.

The most poignant moment of the weekend was looking over to my hubby and saying "Two years ago, I would have never done this." I was excited, thrilled even at the wonderful outdoor, physical activities that were available to us. I wouldn't have felt that way before. My lifestyle change (my weight loss) has helped me to grow more outgoing, more eager to try new and different physical activities.

It's amazing how some things change... and yet some things stay the same. :-)


It was the best Valentine's Day weekend yet and there's so many more to come.

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also... This building has a nice set of tits on it.

2 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a post that makes you smile all warmly thinking about the great weekend with your hubby and how far you've come and how much you've accomplished...only to be hit with a great pair of building tits right at the end.
    Good.Times.

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