Zach and I living two hours away from each other has been the worst and best thing that has happened to our relationship. The worst, for obvious reasons. I miss waking up next to him each morning. I miss grabbing lunch with him in between our busy schedules. I miss talking to him about our daily accomplishments and our struggles over a glass of wine. However, being apart has also strengthened our relationship. We work that much harder at making sure the other person is happy. We make sure that they feel heard and most importantly, that they feel loved. It’s not easy, by any means, but it’s completely worth it once we see each other again. We’re able to pick up right where we left off and enjoy our time together. That’s exactly how this past weekend went.
After work on Friday, I drove down to Harrisonburg, VA. I didn’t get in until around 8 p.m. so Zach and I grabbed Qdoba for dinner and took it back to his place. The next morning, we had a slow start to the day. We both slept in and got ready, before heading to Back Home on the Farm around noon. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! I wore a black puffer vest (similar), a flannel shirt (similar), suede skirt and my black riding boots (similar). I also carried my Kate Spade bag (similar), which doubled as a camera bag. Zach wore a green polo, jeans and boots. He also wore his JMU cap. After paying the $10 admission fee, we stopped by the store and admired the selection of pumpkins, squashes and gourds. The farm had a few animals you could pet and feed, so we said hello to the horse and the goats. Next, we decided to have a go at the corn maze. I had never been in one before and felt that it would be pretty easy to find our way out, but it took much longer than expected! Luckily, it ended up being our favorite part of the day.
Once we found the exit to the corn maze, we took a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and walked around. We didn’t end up taking any pumpkins home, but that’s on my list next year. Around 3 p.m., the farm had pig races. There were so many people gathered around to watch these little pigs race around a track. I wish I had gotten a picture of it! Later in the day, we drove back into downtown Harrisonburg and enjoyed a few beers at Pale Fire. We both ordered their Arrant IPA and were so glad that we did. It was a great, refreshing choice! We finally ended our day with dinner at Beyond, an Asian fusion restaurant. We slept in again the next morning, then had breakfast before I headed back home to Northern Virginia. Even though our weekend together flew by, I know we made the most of it and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.
HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND? DID YOU DO ANY FUN FALL ACTIVITIES?