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Facebook is great for sharing memories. And for recalling them as well. Today I had a memory come up from a couple of years ago when we were in Cozumel for a cruise stop and friends of ours were in Cancun. They took the ferry over and met up for an afternoon of drinks, laughter, and merriment.
We started the day off at an all inclusive resort day resort. And I have to admit I did enjoy the massage on the beach. And although I’m the kind to talk to anybody and I like to meet and make new friends anywhere I go, it’s like the old saying goes, “Make new friends, but keep the old one is silver and the other is gold.”
After a fun morning and early afternoon at the resort we headed back into town and met up with our friends for drinks and snacks. It was a blast. We were able to talk, hear about their vacation, and catch up. Although they were on their honeymoon and we were on our romantic third honeymoon, or as I call it our “tri-moon”, it was fun to step away from the romance and have some friend time. To let you in on a little secret, we are huge Jimmy Buffet fans, so of course we had to meet at Margaritaville. As we sat on the deck enjoying the amazing music, and having the jello shots, a Cheeseburger in Paradise, and of course Margaritas the best part was taking a break from romance and having good old fashion fun with friends. We were telling stories, jokes, and laughing.
Sometimes when taking that romantic honeymoon, tri-moon or romantic getaway, you need to take a few minutes away from romance to appreciate the romance. If your spouse is a golfer, and your not, let them golf and head to the spa. A pedicure or massage is always good for the soul. Or take a shopping trip. It never hurts to do a little retail therapy.
In the past I would NEVER go snorkeling because Mark doesn’t like to. And I have to admit it’s on my bucket list. While in Roatan, Honduras, we were on the beach and the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR. I could go out and just wade in the water and see tons of fish under me. I SO wanted Mark to come out and he wouldn’t. That’s when he realized how important it is for me to snorkel. He then told me, the next time that we are at a location that has snorkeling I must do it, and he’ll wait on shore until I’m back. Well, we are going this year and I’m going to FINALLY go snorkeling. Now, as much as I can’t wait to go, the most romantic part of this snorkeling trip is that Mark suggested that I go, even though he has no interest in it himself.
Sometimes romance isn’t always doing everything together, holding hands, and roses. It’s the fun in life, it’s the letting your sweetheart do something he or she enjoys and coming back to share that with you. It’s helping them grow as a person, so that you can grow as a couple together. It’s laughing with friends and enjoying your travels, whether it’s alone, with friends, with the family, just the two of you or a combination of all of the above.
And until next time…
Tina Moczynski is a member of the GTN network. And loves to travel with both her husband and her three boys.