A very long time ago, Crush and I started talking about going to the Poconos. A few weeks ago she brought it up again. We picked a date. We planned it out. We got extremely excited. To the point we were nauseating people on facebook with our updates of how many more sleeps it was.
On Monday I got the girls ready for school, threw my bags in my car, got Avery on the bus, took Delaney to school and went to work for a very long six and a half hours. After punching out I hit the gas and flew to Crush’s house!! Within moments we were on the road:
(Yes, she has given me permission to share her pictures on here-and yes, her hair is bright green!)
It was the quickest drive of my life. We talked so much that time just flew by, before I knew it we had arrived at our hotel. We quickly unloaded the car and decided that we would go to a Japanese restaurant for dinner. There had been a sign about it in the hotel lobby, and since at least 75% of the meals we have eaten together have been Japanese, we decided it was a sign. So we drive and drive and find it, only to find it is closed on Mondays!!! So we went back to the hotel and ordered pizza instead!
We watched a bit of tv, then Crush broke out her guitar. Swoon…
On Tuesday morning we got up and went out to breakfast. Crush used to live in the Poconos so there was a place she really wanted to go, brought back memories and all that:
And we almost died laughing. I may have made fun of the way she eats toast. Then we had lessons on the proper way to eat toast. Our sides hurt from laughing and we had a long day ahead of us!
So we drove a little further, and came across the most beautiful building ever:
The Bushkill General Store. And a dream was born. Crush and I have decided that we will be purchasing this store and fixing up and running it. There are two houses on property, one for CLAD and one for Crush’s family. We will live in the apartment above the store, like good storekeepers.
Anywho, on to our destination—Bushkill Falls. I had gone several years ago with Chris, Lyz and my ex. I remember it being beautiful, and I remember being very tired and unsure that I would make it through. There are a lot of stairs. There is a lot of climbing. And you know what? I thought it was much easier this time!! That is not to say that by the end Crush and I were both beyond tired and totally wore out, but it was easier!
A few pictures:
Ok, so that was more than a few pictures, but in reality, that is a very very very small amount of pictures compared to how many were taken!!!
Once we were totally tired out (and kinda ticked off because the trail map was awful and we had tromped around forever looking for one part, only to find it in a completely different area) we sat and had lunch, then headed back out for some sightseeing. She showed me where her grandparents used to live, where she used to work, we drove to the top of Camelback mountain and gazed at the beautiful view. Then we went back to the hotel. After showering and changing we went back to the Japanese restaurant and had dinner!! (they are open on Tuesdays)
After dinner, we pretty much passed out lol. We were two tired girls!
Wednesday morning we got a bit of a late start but then had a total blast! We went to Magiquest…totally awesome. It is like a treasure hunt/scavenger hunt that you do with a WAND!! You know I love me a wand! Sadly, I have no pictures of this, as I forgot to steal them off of Crush’s camera. But, anyway. We tromped all over the place collecting everything we needed to become Master Magis. We may have been a little tired by the end, because there are three floors…did I mention we did a heck of a lot of stairs at Bushkill falls??? My thighs were not happy campers. But we did it and laughed and smiled and teased each other the entire time.
Once we were done, we stopped for a quick supper to eat in the car and then drove home. I’ve mentioned before that I really don’t like singing in front of Crush. I don’t have a great voice. But as we were driving home I found a few songs that I didn’t mind her hearing me sing. The drive home seemed even faster than the drive there, and now I have been spoiled. 48 hours of Crush.
I enjoyed every moment of it. We pretty much talked non-stop. I learned a lot about her, and hope she was able to learn some about me too. We smiled. We held hands. I have sprained cheek muscles from all of the smiling. She really is simply amazing.
So that was our mini-vacation. We have already started talking about where we want to go next. More hiking?? Niagara Falls?? Not sure, but I can tell you, it isn’t soon enough ❤