At our house, we’re not really big on birthdays or Valentine’s Day or even our wedding anniversary.
Thus it was an extra awesome surprise when mon mari bundled me off to Radium Hot Springs for a weekend getaway for my birthday this year.
We’d not taken a road trip to eastern BC before and it was new for me. I loved the little BC Kootenay communities: Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere. What stands out in memory from this weekend is:
- the hot spring pool, especially the night that cool rain fell from the open sky to cool our faces and shoulders while we lay in the warm warm shallows of the public pool
- indulging in great reads and in the smell and feel of books
- the wonder of discovering local secrets
- a lot of alone time with mari, which is a scarcity in our new life roles as full-time day working + parents to a toddler.
It was the first time we’ve left le Petit alone for the a new nights, this time with his grandparents. He did pretty awesome, and apparently didn’t ask for us, even once.