Romantic vacations, anniversary celebrations, wining and dining without the kids… the world may appear to be “shut down” but creative couples can still find ways to escape.
Trying Times of No Travel
After 19 years of marriage and the creation of Schwieter Land and Livestock, not to mention months without travel, we needed to celebrate and we needed a break! Our quarterly vacations came to a halt in 2019 after Casey broke his leg in November. The winter came and went as we anticipated his full recovery and also a trip to Dominican Republic scheduled for April 2020.
The trip was cancelled and we continue to hang out in Missouri with no big vacations in our future due to the Covid-19 situation. We can’t even begin planning our next trip with so many unknowns. What other option do we have?
Shop Local- Plan a weekend getaway
As an anniversary surprise, Casey booked a weekend at a nearby (1.5 hours, actually) bed and breakfast in Fulton, Missouri. We left on a Friday afternoon, checked in to the Loganberry Inn, and came back home on Sunday. It was a short trip, but with no planned itinerary we were free to spend the time searching for adventure and relaxing- finding the perfect combination of both.
We did some local site seeing and exploring, walking through the brick streets of downtown, visiting the local farmers market and browsing through the shops.
We dined on wonderful breakfasts provided by the inn. I failed to get any pictures of the 3-course meals, but the food was way above our expectations. We found new-to-us restaurants for our remaining meals. We avoided chains and were pleasantly surprised with the area options.
We admired the landscaping and focal points on the college campuses and took in the local architecture, capturing a few snapshots along the way.
Drinks were provided at the inn (snacks too) so we took advantage of this amenity, plus spent an afternoon at Serenity Winery at the outskirts of town. We had beautiful weather and surroundings. It was as romantic as the two of us get!
The weekend was a success
We were recharged as we returned to our family, ranch and jobs. It wasn’t a dream vacation, but it was very nice and a great break…And who can complain when it was your husband’s idea! It worked to tide us over as we patiently wait for more borders to open up.