It was our twentieth wedding anniversary. This was the first time since our honeymoon that we had spent an entire week alone. Family vacations were always enjoyed traveling all over the country with our children and sometime my parents. From time to time we take brief extended weekend getaways alone. You know the kind where it’s over before it really began.
For our twentieth anniversary we wanted to do something out of the ordinary. So one day we decided to drop in on our travel agent who had booked numerous family vacations and weekend getaways for us. When we told her what we wanted she smiled at us and said, “I have the perfect second honeymoon for you.”
Our agent did not disappoint us. The hubby and I spent a wonderful week in sunny Jamaica at a beautiful newly constructed resort for couples only. Our days were spent relaxing on the beach sipping tropical drinks, taking walks along the beach, pedaling in the ocean on a huge bicycle/big wheel like contraption, playing racquetball, and having lunch at various outdoor restaurants specializing in international cuisine.
The nightlife was totally awesome. It had been years since we’d been to a club. Initially I was a little reluctant to go inside because clubbing wasn’t something we did a lot of. After a little coaxing from my hubby we ventured hand in hand into the club with all the gyrating bodies swaying to the beat of Caribbean drums. OMG we had a ball! Before I knew it we were on the dance floor swaying to the beat having the time of our lives. When we weren’t busy working it out on the dance floor we were thoroughly enjoying a nightly performance at the theater.
When it was time for us to go home a sense of melancholy tugged at our spirits. We were having such a good time living in our own little fantasy world, with none of the daily worries and pressures of life, that we didn’t want our time alone to end. On the plane ride back to the real world we made a promise to each other that we wouldn’t wait another twenty years before we would rediscover our love and what we meant to one another. We made a vow to create our own little fantasy world every five years with mini vacation in between to hold us over :-).
Talk to me. What was your most memorable moment?