Monday, February 18, 2019

Our Anniversary Weekend

We both took a little extra time off work last week and escaped to this quaint little town of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. It's rich in history as for centuries before it was turned into a settlement, the Bannock and Shoshone Indian tribes gathered here to bathe, rest, and worship in the natural, odor-free mineral waters found in this quiet valley. 
In 1911, the State of Idaho began developing the hot springs into what is now a main street of hotels, restaurants and ol' time western bars that greet visitors with a smile and continue to offer fair prices.

We were spoiled from the moment we arrived and truly  enjoyed the inclusiveness of our Anniversary stay.
We were able to schedule mineral soaks, evening dining and enjoy complimentary wine tasting and
 breakfast without ever leaving our Inn.
It was all amazingly relaxing and rejuvenating.
Both private and public hot spring pools and tubs can be found in every hotel and park. 

Seriously, it became "normal" to greet other guests with a quick hello as we passed each other in hallways and common areas bundled up in bathrobes and styling flip flops. Which okay, admittedly felt weird in the beginning, but of course, didn't take us too long to get use to. 

We also enjoyed some out door recreation in-between all those mineral soaks and found 
snow-shoeing to be the perfect way to see the winter landscape.

As we reached the peek of our hike, we were thinking another mineral soak would be perfect just about now! Luckily we had that and a couple's massage scheduled once we returned to the Inn.

So yeah, no machine sewing to share, but thanks goodness for hand sewing on a long drive.
Tomorrow reality sets in and it's back to work, but never the less, we're so grateful to have gotten away to celebrate that which makes the day to day so worthwhile and awesome!
PS: Please feel free to comment and share an anniversary celebration of your own.


  1. awesome together time-and Happy anniversary!! sounds like an amazing place and with gorgeous views too- Hubs and I never go anywhere-sigh-but I love reading what others do

  2. Happy Anniversary! Looks like a fabulous time.

  3. Your little getaway looks fabulous, Val. Those baths and massages sound wonderful. How funny to catch everyone in their bathrobes. =) Yes, you would certainly need one or two after a long walk through the snow. Such a beautiful way to celebrate your 30 years of marriage together.

  4. That is such a fantastic little story. What a beautiful and fun way to celebrate and share time together. Congratulations on a wonderful 30 years.

  5. Congrats to both of you!!! 30 years is just wonderful. I LOVED this phrasing Val:

    "We're so grateful to have gotten away to celebrate that which makes the day to day so worthwhile and awesome!"


  6. Looks like a great anniversary celebration! And it looks like a cute town. I've done cross country skiing but never snowshoeing and would love to try it.

    My favorite anniversary celebration was probably our 4th (we've been married 7). We both took the day off work on our actual anniversary, dropped our 2-days-from-turning-2 son off at daycare, drove about 2 hours to the mountains, had lunch, walked around the cute town, got on the Blue Ridge Parkway, stopped at the first trailhead we found, hiked in for 30 minutes, hiked back to the car, and drove home in time to get Munchkin from daycare. It was perfect.

  7. What a special trip! All that scenery and hot soaking sounds scrumptious :)

  8. How lovely! Looks like a nice relaxing and fun trip. Glad you were able to celebrate together.

  9. What a wonderful getaway! Looks like you had a great time.

  10. Those hot pools are WONDERFUL! So glad you had a nice celebration.

  11. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 30th.


I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...