It’s been busy the last two weeks. Adam just got done climbing Mt. Rainier – one of his easier climbs but the weather was so unseasonably warm that the quick pace was more tiring than usual for him. I was just busy dividing time between exercise, work and friends.
So, with that being said, we wanted our anniversary to focus on rest and relaxation this year. Since I had a bachelorette party on Friday, we decided to start the celebration on Saturday and take Monday off so we could have a three day weekend.
Once that was decided, Adam wouldn’t tell me more. On the day of, he surprised me with a weekend in Welches, Oregon. He rented the most beautiful cabin and we enjoyed a peaceful weekend together.
The home was so carefully decorated. I have always wanted a small, modest house in the city, but this cabin really presented a persuasive argument for a bigger home near the mountains.
One of my favorite feature about the cabin was the amount of light that was let in the room. Windows were everywhere and there were skylights throughout the home.
Adam also added thoughtful little surprises throughout the weekend. On our way to Welches, he put on some music. After a few songs, I finally figured out it was our playlist that we had given to the DJ for the wedding!
He remembered to bring our iPhone speakers for the house so we could have the playlist play throughout the weekend. Another of my favorite touches was that he brought our Nintendo/SNES emulator for us to play together.
Sadly, I think Contra (Adam’s favorite game) either requires extra blowing or may need to be professionally cleaned.
The cabin also supplied its own bocce ball set..
And ping pong table.
I love playing ping pong, and Adam admitted that was the only thing he was looking for when searching for a cabin.
It was so much fun at the house.
Adam and I took turns cooking throughout the weekend. We only ate out once, when we went up to Timberline Lodge, but more on that in Part 2.
As the temperature cooled down, I was so elated that the cabin also had its own private hot tub.
This is probably our best anniversary yet!
It’s so nice having so many great adventures available close to home.