Okay, when last we left our favorite blogger-couple they were basking in the afterglow of a staycation that didn’t quite live-up to their expectations (but was still a lot of fun). But alas, that was only HALF of their weekend!
We woke up on Sunday morning feeling refreshed and excited about the day ahead. It was expected to be another warm and sunny day (20 celcius/68 fahrenheit) and we had no plans since it was a holiday and everything was closed.
Breakfast consisted of eggs, bacon, & English muffins…mmmmm. We finished watching Sherlock Holmes (AWESOME movie, by the way) and after some…umm…”personal time”, the decision was made to go out to a local hiking trail and enjoy the day.
We went to the Dobson Walking Trail, which is a local trail completely maintained by volunteers. Compared to some of the other trails we’ve hiked in her neck of the woods, this one wasn’t quite up to par…but it was still a pretty nice stroll. The sun was shining, there was still a bit of snow on the ground here and there, and there were no bugs…which was an amazing benefit since this part of the country is known for its mosquito population.
At one point, we even stumbled upon a fire pit that was lit…allowing us some time to sit down for a short rest and just take in a beautiful spring day.
After about 30-45 minutes, we decided to make our way back out of the woods. I had suggested that we head down to the waterfront and enjoy the sunshine that way. All along the way, we were talking and laughing and just thoroughly enjoying each other’s company.
We made our way down to the waterfront. I live in Riverview, which is literally a drive over a bridge away from Moncton (i.e. the primary city in the area). We decided to walk across the Gunningsville Bridge and along the water to a skate park before making our way back.
In theory, it sounded like a great idea.
The problem, though, was that it was a LOT longer of a walk than either one of us anticipated. It wasn’t until we had actually walked for almost an hour that we realized just how far we had gone. So we just sat down on a bench and took a breather for a few minutes before making our way back.
Thankfully, the walk back seemed a LOT shorter than the initial walk there…so we were back to the car before we knew it.
We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at home. Sunshine made an amazing spaghetti supper, I forced her to watch Pirates of the Caribbean for the first time (she didn’t hate it…lol), and we ended up simply enjoying each other’s company before passing out for the night…exhausted from a very long day.
In the end, we both felt as though this was a better day than the staycation day before. The ability to just walk and talk with the person you love is something that should never be taken for granted because it’s something that can’t be done in every relationship. I, for one, treasure every moment and feel that this is just one of the benefits of being in a long-distance relationship; we can appreciate the little things.
Sunshine left on Monday morning for home and a new job. Our next visit is just a week away and it’s already lined-up to be a busy one with get-togethers and birthday parties. When you know how busy life can be, you should never have a problem standing in the sunshine and just soaking it all in.