Here’s to you, Mr. Columbus!

I realized yesterday that I have a new favorite holiday, and strangely enough, that holiday is Columbus Day.  It’s not for the impressive feat that Mr. Columbus did—or didn’t—accomplish, but rather because it has now become a day in which RM and I spend special time with each other, just the two of us (the kiddies were in school).

We don’t do anything particularly out of the ordinary or flashy on this day; we just spend quality time with each other, preferably outdoors.  Last year, we were in the early passionate days of our relationship, and we spent the day lying on a blanket on Alki Beach.  I still remember cuddling and giggling as the warm sun shone down on us.  There were a few other people on the beach, but to us, it didn’t matter.  We were the only ones who existed.

Here are a few pics from that day last year:

This is love.
This is love
RM loves this one. I think my face is ridiculous. He looks fantastic though :)
RM loves this one. I think my face is ridiculous. He looks fantastic though 🙂
Over the moon.
Over the moon.

This year, we were still in the passionate days of our relationship—we’re convinced those will never end, so don’t try to tell us otherwise!  It was a beautiful fall day, so we decided to take the Vespa all the way to Snoqualmie Falls on back roads.  I’ve been to the Falls quite a few times, but I’ve never ridden there on a scooter, taking in the beautiful fall scenery as the wind and sun hit my face, arms wrapped around my sweetie.

Here are a few pics from this year’s Columbus Day at the Falls:

Super excited for the hot cocoa when we arrived at Snoqualmie Falls. It was a chilly ride!
Super excited for the hot cocoa when we arrived at Snoqualmie Falls. It was a chilly ride!
Dynamic Duo
Dynamic Duo
Enjoying the Falls :)
Enjoying the Falls 🙂