Sunday, June 24, 2012

Unplanned Plans

Anniversary number seven is just around the corner. And by that, I mean it's in less than a week away! July 1, to be exact.

We've been struggling with what to do for our anniversary. Well, I say we, but I usually leave that up to S to make our anniversary plans. We've never actually "done" anything for our anniversary, other than exchange gifts and go out for dinner at The Melting Pot. <--This is something we do every year, and we usually like it, but I get the impression S was looking for something a little more... celebratory. Last year, he wanted to take me to dinner at the Space Needle; he called to make reservations more than 6 weeks out, but they were already booked solid. Despite calling back every few days in hopes of snatching up a cancellation, it never happened for us. Oh, well.

This evening, I mentioned I want to take E to the coast and see the Olympic National Park this summer. For shits and giggles, I did a little googling about the coast, tide pools, beaches, etc, and the place that kept getting mentioned was Port Angeles, WA. I Google-mapped directions, and discovered we can go the "long" way, and go through a corner of the Olympic National Park. I told him I thought that would be a fantastic thing to do during one of his days off, and he said, "Do you want to do that for our anniversary?"

... Well, yeah!

So, I think he is going to make a reservation for a hotel room the night before our anniversary. We'll get up early, make the drive up there, and stay through the next afternoon. We can feed the dogs before we leave, so we just need to ask a neighbor if they mind letting the dogs out a couple times before we get back. I'm excited about going and seeing some new things, showing E an actual coast (I don't count Puget Sound. Should I?), doing some exploring, and taking some gorgeous pictures.

I know. Me. Excited about doing something in Washington.

You can pick your jaws off the ground, now.


  1. It's such a beautiful area, jealous.

  2. We always go to the melting pot too! And this was our year #7 :)

    1. Love the melting pot! I think we might still try to go. maybe next week. It's always nice to have a night out without the munchkin every once in awhile! Happy [belated] 7 years to you guys!