a random road trip.
Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. it seems longer & shorter all at the same time. I’ve heard people say things about loving your spouse more over time & always believed it, but there really aren’t good words. sure, we love eachother, but that’s not all…
anyway. we took the girls up to Roanoke friday morning & stayed the night at the Hyatt Place (which if you’re ever looking for a hotel in a city, go with them. although it’s not the kid-friendliest of hotels, you can’t beat the feel of them. clean, modern, up-to-date, although no waffle making which is kind of a downer.)
So, was this adventure romantic? no. restful? no. relaxing in any way? absolutely not. Such is life with children I suppose. It was much like the vacations of my youth revisited. We ate lunch in a cool place across from the city square market downtown & I ate the most delicious veggie “burger” of my life. It was really just a bun with sauteed veggies piled high & topped with cheese–yummy, & probably nearly as fattening as a regular burger. (especially with the accompanying cheese fries). we used this fuel to do a self guided walking tour downtown, there was lots to see. The market, the railwalk, a neat Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge, then back to hotel for napsies.
Around 6:30 we headed back out & up to the Roanoke Star, which has great walking trails, picnic areas, a little park & more. There’s even a little zoo & other things to do up there, although we didn’t take advantage of those…
Next, dinner. We had no idea where to go so I picked something random from the “food” list on our GPS & we ended up at the Wildflour Bakery which was perfect! Delicious, affordable, & a lot like one of our favorites in Boone.
With some cake-y treats to go we headed back to our room to hunker down. There we watched some tv on the sweet 42″ plasma & enjoyed the down comforters & feather pillows.
On the way home we stopped at the Booker T. Washington National Monument park. It was great for me, an African American Studies minor & for Naomi, a big fan of livestock. Although by the time we were done walking the property she was thoroughly exhausted & willing to share…I’m glad we got to go, now we have another stamp in our Passport.
Then we came home. That about sums that up! It was quite an adventure…
oh & quick anniv. note. Drew searched high & low for a wedding band to replace the $10 one I’ve had all these years & I approve. It suits me perfectly, It’s called the Juliet Band when her store re-opens you MUST check it….thank you punkybunny300 & husband. Another gift he did NOT intend to give is his new addiction to Etsy–my life keeps getting better.