It’s not very often that Mike and I get to sneak away for a little quiet walk together. We have two kids we travel with, usually by ourselves. The opportunity doesn’t really pop up all that often.
Traveling with friends over Labor Day weekend allowed us to leave 3-year-old Dek with some of his favorite playmates for a few minutes. As the sun set I actually got to stroll hand in hand with my husband down the beach.
I didn’t have to warn anyone to stay away from the water, not to eat the sand or carry a 30-pound toddler back to our hotel after his legs got too tired. I just got to enjoy a few minutes of peace with my best friend.
We weren’t truly alone of course. Four-month-old Ty was strapped onto Mike fast asleep. It was as close as we would be getting to a little alone time though.
As the sun set we came upon a few large rocks exposed as the tide went out. All sorts of sea life clung to the hard surface creating another world.
Brilliant orange and purple starfish held onto the rocks for dear life. Mussels crackled and popped as seawater spurt out of their shells. Suddenly I found myself wishing Dek were with us. He would have loved to explore this spontaneous aquarium.
We would have to save a visit with Dek for another day. For now, I was just going to enjoy my husband…and infant son.