The year we were married I purchased a huge bagful of candy from around the world for his birthday week. I put each candy bar in a small gift bag and let him choose one every day. On the last day, his birthday, I gave him a card with a picture of the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben on it, and included a poem from Max Ehrmann which talked about traveling. His big present was a passport-something he never had before, and something he'd need for our many adventures that were surly to come, including our honeymoon.
Enter this year's birthday week for B1. I gave him this card on Thursday of last week:
Crickets. And laughter. And more laughter...
"Oh. We're not going to Greenland, are we?"
Well, no...we weren't. But it wasn't going to be warm. I was taking him to Niagara Falls, in Ontario. Mainly because the flight to Buffalo from Boston was only $150, and all other flights to anywhere international were well over $700 each. And, well, B1 and I have fun no matter where we go, so I thought he'd be cool with it. And he was.
While both of us would probably have been WAY more excited had we been going somewhere with deep blue water and white sand, I think I can speak for both of when I say we had a lovely time exploring the Niagara Falls area. We played air hockey (I won) and arcade games, had delicious local food, explored their wine country and went on wine tours, ate an expensive dinner at the tower above the falls and just enjoyed being with each other. It was a lovely weekend away, and actually, we accomplished what I set out to do:
Here are some photos of our lovely international trip: