We just had a fairly spontaneous getaway for the weekend. I say “fairly” spontaneous, because we planned it two days before the weekend, and I’m using “we” loosely here! I did none of the planning! My husband and his friend planned the trip, booked the rooms, planned the route we’d take, and made dinner reservations. That’s really becoming the theme with our travels whether close to home or farther away, the guys plan the whole thing, and us wives get to go along and have fun. I must say I’m loving this!
We had a great ride up to Naramata on the motorcycle, of course. Keith’s trying to squeeze every ride out of summer before the weather turns wet and ugly. I have to admit I love going out on these local road trips too! Beautiful, sunny weather is the best time to be on the back of a Harley and have a spontaneous getaway
So being spontaneous is great, but, sometimes you have to be able to go with the flow. Turns out this weekend was the Penticton triathlon, so, there were no rooms to be had at the beautiful Naramata Inn. Instead we stayed in the little motel that the same owners bought and renovated recently.
The motel was cute, clean, and brightly coloured. We can’t complain because we were being spontaneous! We did however have a beautiful dinner at the Naramata Inn and drank some delicious local wine. Plus we also had complimentary breakfast at the Inn the next morning and I must say the dinner and the breakfast was amazing!
We spent some time walking around the next morning before riding home. Keith can be such a goof… he wanted to show off just the right angle of his leg in the picture too. He cracks me up
Our ride home wasn’t as great as the ride there. We got soaked in a few rain showers and in some spots it was cold, but, we had such a fun time that it was a small price to pay.
I’m still recuperating from the burns to my right hand from the crazy, sweet potato explosion, but, it’s minor to the news we heard when we arrived home yesterday evening!! We found out that a dad of one of the boys on my son’s hockey team, from a few years back, died a week ago of cancer. I didn’t know him well, but, I knew his wife because we would always sit together watching the boys play. I’m heart-broken for them. They have three beautiful boys and they were such a close knit family. This was unexpected horrible news. Then my daughter tells me her boyfriends lacrosse teammate died on the weekend also in a horrible car crash. He must have been all of eighteen years old.
Life is so fleeting and unpredictable.
I want to go crazy and become very overprotective of everyone around me, but, really I think we just need to enjoy life in a healthy way and take time to enjoy and appreciate everyone in our lives.
On that note. Have a healthy and safe week!
What kinds of things do you do at a moments notice?