Funny though how my mind works ... as the day approached I started tacking more things onto my wishlist -- 'gee since we both sleep poorly, maybe trying out a king size bed would be nice' and 'man, I'd sure love to be able to take a bath'. As I looked for those things within our budget, I got pretty discouraged. It seemed impossible and made me just not want to do anything (great attitude, right?).
Luckily, I checked myself -- remembering how completely blessed I am just to have Jason in my life. With that, I remembered I really didn't need ANY of the things on my wishlist. My new wish was just to be able to hang out with my amazing husband. That was very doable and completely within our budget :)
With that we headed out to Lake George in New York on Saturday morning and enjoyed a gorgeous drive -- can I even describe to you how green it is here right now???!!?
When we arrived there, the lake was really pretty, but the village of Lake George was terrible. Seriously. It felt like we were at a carnival or a fair or something. Fun in their own right, but not what we'd had in mind. We just laughed, it was that bad. They were even having amateur speed boat races -- think NASCAR on water. Not romantic. So, we just decided to drive north along the lake and if we didn't find something that fit us, we'd rather just come back to our creaky, non-electrified barn.
I'm happy to report that not all of Lake George is like the village and we found a perfect spot to stay - on the water, away from the noise, with electricity, a king bed and a bath -- all within our budget. Woo-hoo! We had a fantastic time, kayaking, hiking and exploring a new place.