Finally! A three-day weekend! I have not had three days strung together since Labor Day! Jack and I decided we would take a trip on the Cape Cod Railroad on Saturday. We had a Groupon for the event, which was supposed to be used over the summer, but we did not get to it. I was a bit worried about the train ride as I had heard all sorts of mixed reviews about it, but I decided to take the chance and go. We left on a rainy Saturday morning and drove to Hyannis, quite a ride from where we live. We had gone out the night before and purchased Trader Joe’s snacks and Arizona Iced Tea’s for the ride. When we arrived in the parking lot, it was still raining and we dashed into the building where the tickets were sold. I must admit, just standing there in the building, I contemplated turning around and going home. I am very glad I decided otherwise.
We boarded the train with about eighty other people and the train was relatively quite. We had a lot of room to ourselves and to my delight a baby sat a few rows down from us. She was quite taken with anyone who would smile and wave at her, and of course I could not refuse but to indulge her! She made the trip quite lovely. The scenery was also excellent. I love the Massachusetts landscape, and the train ride showcased the land in the most perfect way. We passed the Sandy Neck Dunes, which I have never seen before. We whisked by marshes and kettle ponds, cranberry bogs and rivers. The ride was moderated, so we learned some history of the Cape as well.
The best part of the ride was sitting next to My Love watching the world roll by. He also played with my hair and rubbed my neck and played with my hands. His touch ignites every nerve and every sense. He knows the places on my body to touch now. He knows I love it when we are laying in bed and he rubs my back, or when he plays with my fingers, or when he runs his hands up my arms. The touch of an intimate partner, soul mate, lover and best friend is not like any other touch in the world. The feelings associated with a lover are so different it can be life changing. I love my partner so much, and this is only solidified when my body language correlates with the emotions I feel for him. Even when he rubs my feet, sings to me, cries with me, dances or laughs with me, things feel so different with him. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I know I have found my life partner. I can only hope I keep earning his love.
After the train ride we went out to eat at Uno’s. My Love had a barbecue bacon cheddar burger with fries and I had deep dish mac n’ cheese (YES, IT WAS DELISH!). We retired to his house afterward and then made chocolate cookies and relaxed. Sunday we went to Emerald Square Mall and did some shopping, again relaxing at night. We always have a nice time together, filled with conversation and laughs. I truly do love him.
Friday night was fun as well. I did not have to go to work (score!) and took a long nap before going to My Love’s. Then we went to Trader Joe’s and went home to relax and watch Sleeping Beauty, and old favorite I had not watched in years. It made me feel like a little kid again! The weekend was fun and relaxing, just as it should be.