My Blogging Break Is Over
I’m back! I promised I wouldn’t be gone long.
My break consisted of a week away from the blogging world and my many blogging friends.
I was without my computer and clearly do not rely on old technology to write (i.e. paper and pen), so I literally could not write during my break.
I made a point to disconnect from technology, and so I tried really hard not to check in on my phone. Heck, if it weren’t for the map function I probably could have gone most of the trip without turning on my phone!
I thought it was going to be hard to disconnect, but truth be told, it was rather easy. But, I suspect that’s because my break was really one giant fun distraction.
Mr. MPB and I dropped our dog off with some friends and hopped on a plane for a few days away just the two of us.
We had been saving some free flights in hopes of using them for travel with an adoption match. But the points were about to expire and with no adoption match on the horizon, we decided to use the points and enjoy a long weekend away. (Secretly I was/am hoping to tempt the universe into providing an adoption match now that we’ll have to pay for the flights out of pocket).
It was not planned to be a baby-moon (I’m still not really sure what a baby-moon even is), but I can honestly say I’m desperately hoping that this was our very last weekend away as just a family of two people.
So, with virtually free flights across the country (by free I mean if you don’t consider all the money paid over time to collect the points), we booked a few days in Montréal, Canada.
I found a cheap hotel, just outside of the main area with okay reviews (because we are penny pinchers and because we don’t spend too much time in the hotel room our traveling theory is we can better spend our money on touring the scenery then we can on a hotel). So, I booked the cheap hotel and just hoped that it would be in a decent(ish) area that is safe, clean and bedbug free. Of course, when you get cheaper hotels, this is always a gamble because you never really know until you arrive.
Anyways, when we arrived we discovered that we were just a few blocks out of the main area, and the hotel did meet our standards of decent(ish). Honestly, asides from the insanely rowdy Friday night street noise the hotel was perfect for us (it was so loud that even Mr. MPB was shocked).
So after checking into the hotel, we slid right into vacation mode.
We made a point to enjoy our few days off, knowing at the back of our minds that we might not have a few days like this again for many years.
We didn’t rush around. We didn’t have timelines. We didn’t have a schedule. We didn’t try to see everything.
Instead, we slowed down.
We slept-in. We talked. We walked (alot). We shopped. We laughed. We ate. We drank.
We simply enjoyed each other’s company.
P.S. Pictures to come on Sunday, as it’s going to take a bit of time to sort through all the photos!
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