We went to the Northwest for our unofficial “Babymoon”. We visited my brother-in-law and his girlfriend for a couple of days, and then we hit the interstate to do a road-trip along the coast. We saw a lot of seagulls, lush forests, and misty beaches. It was beautiful.
As always, we tried to keep things cheap. We stocked up on groceries to avoid eating out, took advantage of free parks and road-side attractions, made photographs our souvenirs, and even ran across a restaurant named Frugals. I tell you what, it was meant to be;)
Tonight I got back to Denver after spending some time with my family and my sister’s new baby (who is just SO sweet), and tomorrow at the completely insane time of 4:15 am we wake up to head to the lovely Northwest (I’m in love with that area of the US) on an unofficial Babymoon (a Babymoon is an idea that has gained popularity in recent years. Babymoons are trips that 1st time parents take as one last getaway before the new baby arrives).
I say we’re going on an “unofficial” Babymoon because it just so happens that I’m pregnant and in the recommended 2nd trimester babymoon timeframe then that we were like planning a trip for the sole purpose of getting away before the baby gets here. (I really liked reading this post by Glorianna about her Babymoon)
So, the idea of a babymoon kinda sorta reeks of another commercialized idea to get people to spend money on yet another thing so it makes me curious, what are your thoughts on Babymoons? Are they just ploys to get people to spend money or are they really worthwhile trips for couples to relax and spend quality time together before their lives change?
p.s. I have lots of reader question and answer posts planned for this week along with some other fun posts. I’ll also be posting photographs of the trip on my Instagram account if you want to follow along there. xo! Anna
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