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Refuel Your Marriage – Cape Cod Getaway Highlights

As I mentioned yesterday, Leanne and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a vacation to Cape Cod.  We dropped the kids off with Leanne’s folks for the week, and we enjoyed some time away for just the two of us.  We try to get away at least once a year without the kids.  Usually, it’s just for a night or two, but this year we decided to extend it to almost a week to celebrate our anniversary.  In the past, we’ve enjoyed our stays at different inns that offer a bed and breakfast type atmosphere.  This year was no different.  We stayed at the One Centre Street Inn in Yarmouth Port, MA.  It was such a refreshing experience to wake up to a gourmet breakfast every morning after a quiet nights sleep.  Here are the brief highlights from our trip:

Monday – Travel and an evening at Dennis Beach (on the Cape Cod Bay)

Sunset on Dennis Beach

Tuesday – Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard

Wednesday – Nantucket

Leanne on our Nantucket private boat tour

Thursday – Provincetown and Cape Cod Baseball League

Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown

Friday – Nauset Beach and an evening in Chatham, MA

My lobster dinner in Chatham

As you can see, we had an adventurous week.  Time like this is so important for refueling our marriage.  It gets us away from the distractions of home life.  It provides an opportunity to focus on us.  It gives us a chance to take a break and relax.  It gives us a chance to enjoy each other.  And it gives us a chance to talk about the future and to set goals.  (And by the way, our kids had a blast with Grammy and Pappap.)

If you’re married, I strongly encourage you to get away with your spouse on a regular basis to refuel .

How do you refuel?


July 18, 2011 - Posted by | experiences, marriage, vacation


  1. Jon,
    Sounds like you guys had an awesome week. I know that times like these are powerful for growing relationships. Sometimes it takes getting away from the “real” world and really focusing on each other. Thanks for the reminder.

    Comment by fountain365 | July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Your welcome! It sounds like you had a great trip as well – I just checked out your blog. I love the posts and the pictures.

      Comment by jonstolpe | July 18, 2011 | Reply

  2. Beautiful pictures, what a wonderful opportunity. Good advice too, maybe I need to work at making this happen soon! Glad you had a good trip.

    Comment by Beck | July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Beck! I highly recommend a get-a-way!

      Comment by jonstolpe | July 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. Glad you had a good time!

    Comment by Michael Shaw | July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Michael! Looking forward to getting together sometime soon. Shoot me an e-mail sometime with your potential time slots for the next few weeks.

      Comment by jonstolpe | July 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. You have a lovely wife…

    Comment by beckyjane2 | July 18, 2011 | Reply

    • I agree! (Thanks)

      Comment by jonstolpe | July 18, 2011 | Reply

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