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What a Road Trip Does for a Relationship

Relationships are hard.

Especially those of the long-term, wife/husband kind. Now, I’m 100% sure that I don’t understand the full brunt of it yet, but at the same time, I am already prepping myself as much as I can to understand what married life will be like.

One of the harder things to “simulate” is what it will actually be like to live together. It’s something I don’t think can be simulated without actually doing it, so I doubt I will know until Amber and I are married. However, I’d really like to think that road trips/family vacations give some small taste of it.  I’d love to think that… but I think I know better.

In fact, I believe that road trips can do wonders for relationships. I think the time together doing something out of the ordinary can help remind both parties just why they fell in love with the other person. I know the last 5 days with Amber in Nebraska did that for me. Was it all peachy keen? No… But when there were hiccups on the trip, we talked through them together, and overcame them together.  I’m very very happy she came with us for Christmas, and I can’t wait to spend every Christmas here on out as a married couple.

It was kind of like that movie we went to see tonight: National Treasure 2. All I will say about National Treasure is the following:

  • It was the first movie I’ve seen in awhile that I actually wanted to go see. (I could have done without enchanted)
  • It was good.
  • I can’t wait for third movie :-).
  • The previews have me salivating for more future movies, including Prince Caspian (yay) and  The Dark Knight (yay!)

On another note… Happy birthday to me (because I have to tell people it’s my birthday with it being outside the normal space-time continuum).