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A Weekend in Newport with Robert…

“Do you want to know where we are going?” I asked as Robert as I looked over at him. He was all dressed up in his gray suite and blue tie looking as sharp as ever. He hopped into the passenger side of my KIA SOUL.

“Nope, just drive and I’ll find out once we get closer.” His boyish grin and smiling eyes made me want to do a little dance. Seeing Robert happy is the best thing in the world and going on vacation with him has flourished into my favorite past time. As we pulled away from the courthouse, I could see the stress of work wash away and the excitement of our road trip settle in.

“Are you sure you want to wait to find out!” I asked Robert impatiently as we hit the Turnpike.

Roberts sense of adventure and calmness is something I deeply admire. Don’t get me wrong, I am always up for an adventure, but Robert has such an incredibly fun, ease about him every time we travel. He enjoys every moment, every view and every activity to the fullest. He loves to see the world, experience other cultures, learn knew things. Going away with him, even for a quick weekend getaway, is pure bliss.

I looked over at Robert, waiting for his response. He shook his head, gave me a sassy look and turned on some music. Five hours later, Robert and I were still jamming and he still had no idea where we were going. I was in shock, I’ve never been very good at keeping secrets from Robert, let alone surprising him! As we drove through the thick New England Fog, I mentally patted myself on the back. I was beyond proud!

“Are we going to Newport, Rhode Island?” He asked as he read the large, green sign on the side of the road. I just grinned like a school girl. “I’ve never even heard of this place!” Robert proclaimed. And with that, all I could do was laugh.

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