When Chris and I first married, we committed to regular date nights and quick romantic getaways a few times a year. Now clearly when the stars are aligned this would happen, but in the real world date nights on the reg and quick getaways are fewer and further between that what we’d hoped. Still though, we’ve committed to doing whatever we can to make these things happen as much as we can. It would absolutely be easier at times to let it go, not make plans, forget the hassle of arranging a sitter and stay in, and at times because of budget, that’s what we do. But for us it’s important, even if we need to sacrifice in other areas, to invest in us and in our marriage. That’s why this dating series came to be, and that’s why an overnighter together is a priority… well at least every year or so!
Recently, we had the amazing opportunity to take our overnight date to the other coast of Florida and enjoy some larger waves than the gulf usually gives us, a kid-free night thanks to my parents in town and an amazing spa retreat thanks to One Ocean Resort and Spa. Yes, the stars aligned. It was a mix of my favorite things, in no particular order, the beach, my favorite man on the planet, a good book, a gorgeous and relaxing spa, a cobblestone downtown with amazing food selections… yes my favorite things indeed!
The great thing for us is that it was a fairly quick road trip across the state, which makes it even easier for us to take off at a moments notice (or a few days’ notice which is usually how we plan our trips!), although the resort is just minutes away from the Jacksonville airport as well.
We figured we start our little vacation off with a spa treatment, and especially since we didn’t have days to unwind, we wanted to kickstart ourselves to the slower pace and rhythm of a beach front getaway.
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