You know our favorite date theme…
Always Take the Scenic Route!
Valentine’s Day found us doing just that. My sweet husband suggested a day spent driving to some of our favorite spots, but I knew the way to his heart would be to go on a hike. I realized that it would be just what we needed. After many busy days, some days apart and also ministering to others, what we needed was time alone.
Hiking a trail to White House Cliffs provided quiet, beauty and time for just the two of us. We passed NO ONE on the trail.
There were times I just stopped and listened to the stillness (while my heart was pounding loudly from the extreme climb!). We would stop and point out areas far from us, orienting ourselves as to our location. Okay, Dale did that, and I nodded!
At our lunch break at the top of our destination, Dale pulled his phone out and read Psalm 34 that he had read earlier in the day and had been meditating on. We stopped for prayer for our lives and our family.
We ended the day with a trip to a mountaintop where we sat in the car and watched the sun slip down below the ridge.
We avoided lines, crowds and stuff. This was just a perfect day together on the Scenic Route.
Want to see Dale’s description of our day? You can find his post here.
Refresh yourself in God’s House this weekend where you can enjoy the preaching of the Word, corporate prayer and fellowship! You need the church and the church needs you!
4 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Scenic Route”
Pointing out other place and orienting your location – classic Dad! “See that over there, I hiked that. I was right there.” 🙂
Bingo!! I’m like, “Ohhhh, yeah! 🤔
Thank you for your inspiring ideas. A lot of times the planning and organizing for time together is less expensive and more enjoyable.
You’re right, Kathy! It doesn’t have to take lots of work or money to have time and fun together!