So our one year Anniversary was this past Sunday, and even though we’re leaving Atlanta today to spend a couple days in Myrtle Beach, it hasn’t really been a typical Anniversary trip. If you want Hilary’s take on it so far, check out her latest blog post “Our Anniversary Trip and the Surprise we Didn’t Expect.” Here, however, I’m going to give you my side.
We left Auburn on Sunday headed to Atlanta for a Website Conference I had to attend for work. So on the day of our Anniversary we left for a work trip. Luckily our friend Erin (she has a blog too!), who’s from Atlanta, rode up with us, and we got to hang out with her that night. So, other than not actually getting to celebrate our Anniversary on the day of our Anniversary, Sunday wasn’t too bad.
Monday I spend almost all day in conference sessions, and while the conference has been good and I’ve learned a few things, it was still work. I had been looking forward to getting away and having a little vacation, and I was sitting there at “work.” On top of that, I had found out that morning that our cell phones had been shut off (yet again!). My grand plan of using Waze to lead us on the rest of our trip had been foiled, not to mention we were down to just my work phone if we got stuck somewhere. So all in all, even though we had left for a “Vacation” it was looking like a typical Monday. We had already planned on hanging out with Erin again that night, but after the last session of the day, I was ready to just leave. So I went up to our room, and that’s when the day started to turn around.
Hilary had been hanging out with Erin during the day, but had come back to the hotel to take a nap, so when I got up to the room we called Erin to make plans. We decided she would come pick us up, so after a few minutes we headed down to the hotel lobby to wait. A few minutes later she called back and asked if we would want to go to a Braves game with her and her parents. I love the Braves, but was immediately concerned about our funds (which are low of course), and was hesitant to agree, but we decided to go. We ended up missing the first two innings, which happened to be the only time they scored, but it was very fun anyway. It reminded me just how much I love the game of baseball, and sharing that with my wife only made it that much better.
So I learned that even though something may seem like it’s heading in the wrong way, if you don’t just give up, something better could very well come along that will turn it all around for the better. Oh, and in the process, you may even get to see Billy Wagner pitch… I’m just saying.
Myrtle Beach, we’ll be on the way soon. Have that Daiquiri ready for me!