Thursday, May 21, 2009

2nd Honeymoon

First of all, I will say that plane tickets are pricey - wasn't sure how we were going to fit this trip into the budget, but we were going to do it anyway! Harry's company payed for the vehicle, the gasoline, and the food, so that left shopping, sightseeing, and plane tickets. Some friends of ours have frequent flier miles and they graciously told us they would like us to use them for my trip to see Harry. This trip was a tremendous blessing - thank you God for amazing friends and family and incredible blessings!

I brought my girls to my brother's house on Wednesday night, and headed out on a plane on Thursday morning. I hopped on 3 planes to arrive in Erie, Pennsylvania. Got there with more than an hour to spare, so I waited for Harry to get done with work and meet me back at the room. ..... it had been 5 weeks ..... That night we went to the Peninsula on Lake Erie - it was beautiful. Watched the sunset on the beach, and went to an Italian restaurant that night.

Woke up, had breakfast with Harry and then said goodbye for the day. Listened to him get teased a little by co-trainers ;) and then went shopping by myself without children all day. I kept it at 100 bucks, putting a lot of items BACK on the shelf. Is it just me, or are there more things to look at when children aren't present? When Harry got back, we went to a music store, and he looked at bass guitars, and I played the Bach trumpets there - heaven, I tell you.

Saturday morning we headed off to Niagara Falls. We headed to Canada to see the Falls from there.

It was beautiful. :) And perfect. The flowers below were carefully placed all around Niagara Falls park and walkways.

Then we went back to the hotel and had pizza with Rodger, Harry's friend. Then woke up Sunday morning and went to Grace Church - it was such a friendly church. I felt right at home! After that, we went to the bookstore and then to some of the vineyards between Pennsylvania and New York.

Harry and I like wine, but don't buy it very often because we don't really know what we both like. So we went to Heritage Wine Cellars and did some wine tasting - and it was tasty! We liked a couple of the same kinds, so we bought them and went on our way. I'm looking forward to a few quiet evenings and a glass of wine when he gets home. :)

Then it was Sunday night already! So we went down to Lake Erie again and spent some time relaxing. Harry skipped some stones at my request. :)

Then Monday morning it was off to the airports again! This tunnel is in Detroit airport and it was just great - they have calming music while the lights are going - just fun.

When I got home my sister and her son, and my girls were waiting for me at the airport. I cried. I missed them tons, and it was such a relief to know they would be cared for and loved while we were gone - even when they are a lot of work! :) I don't know how Harry's been gone for 6 weeks without seeing them....that's endurance, friends. Skype just isn't the same as a big daddy bear hug. He will hopefully be home tomorrow for good!!! We can hardly wait!


Anonymous said...

ok... calming music in the tunnel while talking to my BESTEST FRIEND CHRISTI. Now that is FUN!!!!
Beutiful pictures, I am glad you got to go! And... Surprisingly I made it through that "amie-less time" ok. Texting is wonderful isn't it??
Love you!!!

Heth said...

Oh Amie! It sounds wonderful, I'm so glad you guys got that time alone together. After 5 weeks it was much deserved and much needed. I bet you guys are so excited to have him home!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful and breathtaking!
How blessed you are to have the experience!! Keep it close to your heart! Love Mom

P.S. Do they have 3rd honeymoons?

ann said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip, and now he's home! YAY!

jenni said...

You guys deserved this time together!!!! I'm so happy for you and glad he's back home.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect time together! Just a question: That picture of all those winebottles...that's your kitchen counter, right?? :-) So glad you got to go and spend time with Harry. LYLAS, WPL

jenni said...

Still on the second honeymoon?????