Monday, November 1, 2010

Couples Retreat

It was SO. WINDY!

We started a new tradition this year, and had our first annual couples retreat! This year, we choose to spend our weekend away in Duluth! We went with Brandon and Sara and Jeremy and Jackie. Unfortunatly Jon and Tara got sick the week we left, so they were not able to join us! Next time! The idea of the weekend, was to relax and rejuvinate and just enjoy being with our spouses and friends. We had such a great time. We left Friday afternoon and got into Duluth a little later in the evening. We checked into our little hole in the wall hotel in Superior for the night (yes, all 6 of us stayed in one room!) We took a taxi to Duluth that night and spent the night talking, drinking and dancing. Saturday morning, it was cold and windy! We drove to canal and got coffee, then walked around to look at some of the shops. On our way back, we watched a boat come in. We went into one building and the boys played in the batting cages, we got our picture taken in a booth and played some laser tag - so. much. fun! We ate lunch at the brewery, where the guys tested every beer on the menu. We took a little drive around the city, and ended up at a park on the top of the hill. It was so windy!!!! The picture of Jeremy making a mustache out of Jackies hair, makes me laugh out loud everytime I look at it! We then checked into the Suites hotel - the room was beautiful! We just relaxed for awhile and then headed out for the night. We ate at red lobster (crab legs.... yum!), and then, out of pure guilt, I agreed to go on the haunted ship with my husband. jackie came with too, but Sara was smart and stayed back at the hotel! It was awful! I hate scary things to begin with, but my night started by getting chased down the street by a guy with a chainsaw!!!! I made it about 2/3 of the way through and had to be escorted off the ship.... at least I tried! SCARY! I perfer the haunted mansion at Disney World for sure! We met Sara back at the hotel and spent the night at Grandma's. Gavin got to spend the weekend with Laurie, Eric and Owen, and he cannot stop talking about how much fun they had. It's so nice to be able to get away for a couple days with Bryan and not have to worry about Gavin at all. He's always so well taken care of. We came back refreshed and ready to go - and then I got sick, so that is what I have been dealing with all week. Overall, I think our couples retreat was a success, and will have to be repeated next year!

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