My parents graciously offered to watch Harper for us so we could have an overnight together. We used the opportunity to explore a few places close to home that we've wanted to check out for a while, but that would be easier to do without having to plan around nap times or meals. We've been wanting to check out some hikes and places in the Columbia River Gorge, about an hour and a half from home, so that's where we decided to head.
Our first stop, aside from lunch, was to a hike we've been talking about doing for a while. A friend mentioned that it may not be one we want to take Harper on since it's fairly steep and long and there are some decent drop offs around the trail. About half way up I looked up to realize where we were actually hiking to. I'm sure Dan saw the nervousness on my face, but we kept going and got through it together. There were definitely some drop-offs, that forced me to get through my heights fear, and we encountered some snakes along the path which Dan quickly sped past. So not only did we accomplish our hike, but we faced some fears together too! The hike is a little over 5 miles round trip, but we added in an extra couple miles walking down to Bridal Veil Falls before we started our hike to Angles Rest. The view was absolutely spectacular and definitely worth the hike!
The next morning we got up and got ready and headed down to breakfast. Afterwards we did some exploring of the grounds. If you've never been to the Edgefield before, I highly suggest you visit. There you'll find several bars and restaurants, outdoor areas, a winery, distillery, brewery, golf course, garden, spa and tons of space to enjoy the outdoors. I swear you could spend several days here and not experience it all!
What are your favorite ways to get time in with your spouse?