My wife and I are usually home every year during winter and the holidays, but this year we decided to take a week-long trip to the mountains.
The kids were a little upset that we were not home on Christmas day, but my wife and I got a great deal on a winter retreat.
The three bedroom and 2 bathroom chalet was only available for a few days at the discounted rate so my wife and I decided to go. It was a three-hour drive, even though it was only 63 miles. We were driving 35 miles an hour for a very long time in the mountains. When we finally arrived at our winter retreat, the two of us were absolutely surprised and happy with our accommodations. The Winter retreat was very charming and cute. It was even nicer than the online pictures. The best part about the Winter retreat was the fireplace in the middle of the living. The fireplace was decorated with stones from the creek and river bed. The fireplace was stocked up with plenty of logs and kindling to start a fire. My wife and I sat in the living room by the foreapcle every night with our hot cocoa and coffee. We called the kids on Christmas morning and watched everyone open their gifts. After that, we spent the whole day lying on the couch by the fireplace watching old movies. That week was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations that my wife and I have spent together since all of our children left the house.