It sure left its mark on us, we sure left our mark on it.
We let the world know we were here with everything we did
We laid a lot of memories down, like tattoos on this town.....
I didn't get much of a 21st birthday.....I don't have all the stories to tell, the memories to smile over, and really nothing to say about the day I turned 21. Because of that I've told myself for years that I would ring in my 30th with a bang. We decided to do it a little early this year because for my actual birthday I'll be camping with family for Thanksgiving vacation and while that will be more than nice....It wasn't quite the adventure I was looking for.
A couple of months ago we put together a plan and this weekend we put our plan into action. Thankfully we had the boys' Nana here to watch them and A and I were on our way.
We reserved a fireplace suite that was more than just nice. It was AWESOME!
Saturday morning we woke up when we were ready (and yes, it was still 7am)...No alarms, no children crying, no little 5 year old sneaking into our room saying, "Mommy, is it time to get up yet...."
We dressed and headed to our first adventure~Ziplining the Nantahala Gorge.
It's not to often that we're near a casino so we decided to head there. If you had seen us walk in we stuck out like a sore thumb. We roamed the casino glaring at the old ladies with their oxygen tanks hooked up while smoking their cigarettes. We spotted the folks who had their frequent flyer card in the machine yet looked like they may be wondering where their next meal would come from. The smoke was so heavy in the casino that I wondered how on earth I would be able to stand this for even 5 minutes....And then, we found our seat at the bar.
After cashing out our vouchers (and yes, Aaron did win us a little something at poker) I could tell he was ready to head back to the casa.....Not without ONE more stop though. I wasn't going to be satisfied unless I came home with my final tattoo before turning the big 3-0.
I could tell he wasn't very enthused and after looking through book after book after book I thought we'd walk out with nothing. I had saved on my phone what I wanted and was fortunate enough that the artist was able to draw something very similar. Once I laid down to get mine, Aaron came around and found one of his own. While I was about ready to take a nap durning mine....I would about have to compare it to getting a massage....I couldn't help but find the misery Aaron was in a little funny. ;)