This weekend, for our anniversary, we had the opportunity to stay at the Casitas Estates (one of my very favorites wedding venues) in Arroyo Grande, just south of San Luis Obispo. We packed our bikes, some chocolate and enough wine to keep the entire county hydrated! We got in late Friday and after dropping off our bags, headed to Spoon Trade where I tried a very interesting take on a Fazzoletti pasta dish and Michelle tried out the Cauliflower and Romanesco Pot Pie -which was fantastic. The next morning, Tony brought us a savory souffle which kept us going on our ride down to Santa Maria, over towards Guadalupe and back up to Arroyo Grande. That afternoon, we swam in the pool and played game after game of boccee ball.
Michelle and I are busy people. Michelle is successful in her career, her volunteerism, and taking care of our family fill up her days; I find her inspiring. Right now, PJ is at an age where he is very busy and requires a lot of our time. This weekend, and the moments we create for only us are special. A couple of years ago, we spent time at the Casitas and Pat and Tony took care of us. We realized after that experience how important it is for us to slow down and take time for just the two of us. When we travel (and we do sometimes go on trips by ourselves) we aren’t always in couple mode; we are having adventures and are diving into the travel experiences. This weekend though was easy. There weren’t any outstanding unknowns or decisions that needed to be made. Our only obligation was towards the recognition that this is our life and that we both choose to be here. Right now, we are in a sweet spot. Our kiddo is great and Michelle and I have worked out a lot on those troublesome things that can come up when couples first get together. And we are both happy.
This weekend was a moment that allowed us to breath each other in, have fun, eat, drink and goof off. I am so thankful for my wife. Michelle is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me.