I have to admit. My husband's job is preeeettty freakin' awesome. His mandatory travel = my mandatory vacation. I've ended up in Bend, Eugene, Portland, and just yesterday Medford (which was way sunnier and warmer than Salem today, by the way).
Matt and I have really got this down now. He goes out and works while I either A) Go to Starbucks and do a bible study. B) Sit in the hotel (not as fun, this was an accident) or C) lay by the hotel pool.
Oookay... option C = YES! please.
In short, today was awesome. I long...
I sat by that frickin' pool for THREE hours. Without any food. Oh, and then for another hour after that I sat in the shade because I was fried. I didn't really plan ahead too well, and despite Matt's efforts to get me to purchase some cranberry-sugary-cashews from SBux, I packed zero food. Thankfully I had a water so I didn't die of dehydration.
But picture this.
The pool was TINY, with like 4 lawn chairs and some mini tables that looked like they should have ash trays. It was dieee-rectly next to the parking lot, so, no privacy. I was the only person there for those solid 3 hours so it was super awkward whenever anybody walked by. Finally when some dude came down to share the nice spot, I politely put my clothing on, packed my two magazines and Malcom Gladwell's "Blink" and headed to the shade, outside the pool area, away from creepy men. Yes.
Plus I was plenty red. Everywhere. Literally. My feet are even sunburned.
All in all though, it was a great trip. Matt and I got chatty on the way to Medford last night and today was a solid ride home listening to country music (I can't believe I am saying this I can't believe I am saying this)....
I'm SO grateful that his job is so ... permissive, and flexible, and wonderful... and I'm so thankful for a husband who wants to take me everywhere he goes. Lotta love in this household.
Anyway. Here are some pictures of our trip. Aaanddd... picnic table and retaining wall!!!! Which means I get to start my herb garden. Thanks Matt and Jeff for the spectacular brick-laying.