Twelve years ago yours truly married a wonderful, beautiful woman. It was a pretty amazing day and was followed by many other wonderful days. As is our custom when its our anniversary, the grandparents volunteered to stay with the kids while we split town. Last year we went to Philly, the year before NYC. This year we just wanted to relax. So we drove ourselves to Winchester, Virginia, and chilled in the Shenandoah Valley for a nice long weekend.
Having forgotten our Big Fancy Camera, I was armed only with my iPhone.
I'd like to say that we walked all the Civil War battlefields, took in all the museums, and walked every square inch of the town soaking up all the history it had to offer. We did do some of that. But honestly the Civil War bores me. We were there to relax which is precisely what we did. We also ate. A lot. Turns out that Winchester is a great food town. Who knew. We ate incredibly well and had one meal that put the best of the Monkeytown restaurants to shame. (Plus, that restaurant also had an awesome singer/guitarist and a midget so, you know, bonus points.)
Beth and I travel well together. And its important every year or so that we can just be us, together, and be fine. Better than fine. Great. Twelve years in (nineteen if you count the seven years of shacking up together), we're pretty awesome.
Posted by Chris at October 11, 2011 7:12 AM
The name is Cactus, Chris Cactus. I'm married to Beth Fish and for some strange reason the universe has entrusted me with two kids - The Mia Bean and Owen (who has yet to get a cool nickname that's stuck). I've made hats, painted houses, designed websites, and built networks for a living but now I'm your average IT security geek. I like my coffee black, my politics liberal, my music loud and my books, well, I just like books.