Get Closer -- Go Away Together
One thing can help bring you closer and that is to go away for the weekend together. When you are away from friends, family and work, you can drop all of your defenses and just be yourselves. It gives you some freedom to express you love for each other and enjoy time together that is very different than time together at home.
Sharon and my weekend getaways are usually camping weekends. We find this time relaxing and rejuvinating. Even if you are on a budget and a full weekend at a resort or even a motel is not possible, you can alway find a way to get some time together away from the house or apartment. Pack a picnic lunch, in brown bags, and go to the local park. Get creative and get away together and do it as often as you can.
The habits you develop when you are first going together and when you are first married, will be the ones that carry through the years. Little things add up to a strong relationship that lasts.
Camping was great. We took off for four full days and loved every minute of it. There was rain at the campground, but it did not dampen our spirits. We had a covered area to eat in and with 30 RVs there was always someone out and about to talk with. The food was good and so much of it.
We met camping friends we had camped with in the past and we met new friends who joined the group for the first time. This is a group that met online and just wanted to go camping. Someone says, “I’m going camping” and soon 5 or 10 or more others are joining in. Some live only a few miles from each other. Many drive 200 miles and sometimes more to join in the fun.
This is not a camping organization. It is simply people who have met online in a RV forum. Anyone is invited to the camping rallies. You see a lot of the same people each time you go, but you also have new people coming in.