There really is nothing better than time with my wife without kids. We’ve been pretty blessed that we regularly have friends and family that are willing to take our kids while we have a night or more to ourselves. This usually includes a trip to somewhere cool which is an added bonus. Although, the most memorable thing of any of these trips is often the time spent in the car talking about life. On these trips, I often think…
“If this is a preview of retirement life, I can’t wait to retire.”
This weekend, my Crash In-laws (Thanks Grammy and Poppi!), were kind enough to let Kristine and I spend a night away from the kids. We decided to head up to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is not that exciting in Winter, but the falls are still extraordinary and the place holds special meaning to us because that’s where I proposed to Crash Mom. At least it was the first time I proposed. I still keep asking Kristine if she’ll marry me and at least for now she’s always said Yes!
Here’s our selfie at Niagara Falls:
As luck would have it, the DWTS Live tour was just starting at Niagara Falls the night we were there. Most of you probably don’t know I run the leading Dancing with the Stars blog. You can see my coverage of the DWTS Live tour here. We got lucky to get tickets since the show was sold out. I guess that’s one of the hidden perks of being a blogger.
The show was fantastic, but I love dancing so that wasn’t a surprise. It was also funny that the Crash Mom got carded at the Casino. She didn’t think it was as funny, but I did. The Crash Mom did an amazing job capturing pictures of the event. I guess that now makes her a professional photographer. Once I post her photos, you’ll see what I mean. Although, here’s a selfie we took at the event:
The highlight of the weekend might have been our late night dessert run. We’d made it back to our hotel (we stayed at the Choice hotel near the falls, budget but fine) close to 11 PM and we were both still hungry. We’d had dinner at TGI Friday’s already, but decided to head back there for a little midnight dessert trip. Considering the Crash Mom usually’s in bed between 9 and 10, that was quite the event. It was also ironic that we had dinner at TGI Friday’s since we’d walked out of one 12 years earlier on our honeymoon in NYC, but that’s a story for another day.
Long story short, I highly recommend taking trips with your wife. Niagara Falls is a great place, but definitely visit it in summer.