Friends + Spa + Great Food + Excellent Weather =
This will be a quickie, since I really should be going to bed since tomorrow it's back to school. (Ech.) The trip was the best thing we've done in a long time, and we were really able to relax, have a good time, and enjoy each other's company. Exploring SF was fun, and we realized this is the first vacation vacation we've taken together. We did go to St. Maarten for our honeymoon, but A) it was our honeymoon and B) it was a lying around on the beach vacation, not a go around and see and do things vacation. Everything else has been trips with family or going home to visit family, and that is quite different. We liked it!
There were some moments where one or the other or both of us would think about why we were on the trip and what we thought we'd be doing this Spring Break, and in those moments each of us thought, "I'd give it all up in an instant for that," but mostly we were able to be in the moment and savor the experience. I think it was an important step forward in healing for both of us, and I know I feel more at peace and grounded now.
Pictures and more details will be forthcoming.