Last week, we escaped the city and headed up to the North Shore. We stayed at a crazy, hustle bustle indoor waterpark in Duluth. You know the one where the decibels are so loud you can't think. The water wasn't that warm and the air temp was cool. Yep, not all that fun. But the second day, after letting the boys have the obligatory hour of "fun" in the waterpark, we loaded up our crew and headed up the north shore. Ten minutes into the drive, all three kiddos were crashed. So hubby and I enjoyed over an hour of uninterrupted time to just talk. As we looked out over Lake Superior, we talked about our dreams, our future, where we wanna be someday. It was the most peaceful hour we have had in a long time. Between our two stressful careers, finishing our basement, and everyday life, we so seldom get to just talk.
Since the kids were still sleeping, we decided to head all the way up to Grand Marais. After visiting several shops and buying a few souvenirs, we drove up to our favorite view of the town at Pincushion overlook (see above.) I love this picture, although I wish hubby was in it. A nice sunny day with Spring just around the corner.
This is what life is all about, taking that time to unplug, get away, and just be. Be a family, have a nice talk, or even just enjoy a nice cup of coffee from a little out of the way coffee shop.