Last year, about this time of year, Justin and I went to the Renaissance Faire up in Atlanta. I’ve gone for the last three years (at least) and I absolutely love it! So, out of love for me (and because I’d whine like a baby), we went. We got up early in the morning, drove for four hours, stayed at the faire all day long, and then drove four hours home again.
We decided that we’d do it better this year. We’d make it a two day trip.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Friday morning, I went to Hilton Head with Justin again. Most of the day was just sitting around for me. I went to the beach and read while taking in a little sun (with 45 spf because I’m smarter than that) and relaxing. I went out to lunch with Justin and one of his coworkers (which, since they were on a tight time-limit, meant driving all the way to Taco Bell and driving back and eating on our own). I finished the book I’d been reading, chatted with a few people on the phone, and then picked up Justin at about 3:30.
And then we went to look at apartments. We actually only had contact information for one complex, but we stopped in and looked at their models. It wasn’t awful, but for the money, it wasn’t great either.
I spoke with a gentleman who has a townhouse unit available, but he was on his way to a wedding in New York, so Justin and I just drove around the community where the house is located. It’s adorable. Out in what feels like the middle of nowhere, but close enough to businesses. It’s a nice looking community. We actually have two different units that we’re going to see next weekend, and we’re very hopeful about it. As things stand right now, it’s right about centered between Justin’s work and my work, which we be much more convenient if my car was running. But it’s a definite step in the right direction. I’ll have pictures next week.
Saturday, we got up at a nice leisurely pace and packed to go to the faire. We decided to not worry about the time and make it nice, relaxed trip. So we stopped at stores and for breaks and for a late lunch and, right before stopping for lunch, decided that at the rate we were going, it’d be better worth our money to just head directly to the hotel and skip the fair for the day. So we did—we had reservations at a nice hotel and went out to a late dinner after watching tv for a while, trying to go swimming in a really cold pool, and just relaxing.
The next morning, we went to the faire! It started out as a very gloomy day, but the wind cleared away the clouds and kept the sun from getting too hot and the air from being too humid. It was a beautiful day. We took in shows, bought some things, and had a really great time! I absolutely loved it!
We then had to drive the 4 hours home, which wasn’t as pleasant, and then collapse into bed. And then get up for work this morning, which was also not as pleasant.
But, really, a great way to spend a weekend! It’s nice, even though we don’t have responsibilities like kids or anything especially pressing, to just get away together. And yeah, we’ve only been married for a little while (not even 2 months), but it’s a good thing to establish as a Good Thing. Right? Seems like a good plan to me, anyway . . . .
The point, really, though, was that we went to the Faire and we had a blast! We’re going to do it even better next year—we’ll have the a/c fixed on the car and we’ll remember allergy meds and maybe we’ll even make it up for two full days so we can actually see all the shows we’d like to see.