Thursday, November 17, 2022

Invest in Your Marriage. It's Cheaper Than a Divorce

For our entire married life, Dan and I have invested in our marriage by going away together for a couple of days — just the two of us — no friends or children invited. Now in the empty nest, we find we still need to get away from the dull and drear of life and just have fun!

The past two days, we had a blast in New York City! 

Don't let New York scare you. We never felt unsafe or threatened. Of course, we stayed away from alleys and subways. Driving was not difficult. We timed our trip in and out during non-rush hours. Pre-paid a parking space in a garage, one block from Time Square and Broadway the first day. And pre-paid again three pleasant walking blocks from the World Trade Center Memorial the second day. 

Arriving in NYC we enjoyed dinner at, where else, a NY diner on Time Square. There we splurged (forgive me WW) on a New York cheesecake, where we learned the difference between NY cheesecake and the rest of the world's cheesecake. New York cheesecake's is heavy and rich with cream cheese as the main ingredient. Other cheesecake is lighter and creamier with more cream and sour cream. In case you were wondering.

We treated ourselves to The Music Man on Broadway. Not an inexpensive evening, but since we haven't been out of the house for 2 1/2 years, our entertainment budget is plush and our marriage deserves this treat. Like I said, cheaper than a divorce. What a powerful and wonderful Broadway show. Our hearts were full of joy and fun as our toes tapped their way back to our hotel. Highly recommend. 

Our second day we held hands and strolled the streets of Manhattan. So beautiful and full of fun and life. 

Our destination was the World Trade Center Memorial Museum. You must go. For the good of this country, all must go. Our hearts were sad, but uplifted realizing again the beauty of the human spirit. People helping each other down that long stair case. Firemen, policemen, the military rushing into burning buildings losing their own lives to save others. My heart is filled with hope. I pray as a nation we realize anew that our police and all service workers deserve our support and praise. When I pass a policeman, I always tell them "Thank you for keeping us safe." Visit the WTC Memorial Museum. I suspect you'll do the same.

Hoping this encourages you to invest in your marriage by going away for a few days. Weekly dates are special, but going away for a few days are a honeymoon! Ooo-la-la!

Splashes of Serenity on your marriage today!


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