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  • Writer's pictureBeth Hildebrand

An Overdue Get Away

{Joining in with Five Minute Friday today and the word is VISIT}

I don’t do this very often…or have I ever here in this space of mine?

But I just feel like it this time. Maybe it’s because I’m wishing we were back there in that quaint, get-away space.

There’s many “reviews” floating around out there. Book reviews. Toy reviews. Product reviews. Travel reviews.

Well, I feel like reviewing…or remembering a Bed and Breakfast trip.

This past week, my husband and I were able to get away for a couple of days just the two of us. (Thanks mom and dad!)

It had been way too long since we’ve done that.

It was much needed and much enjoyed.

My husband is usually the one who plans our vacations and makes all the arrangements…it’s something he enjoys doing. But this was a special birthday and I wanted to plan something special for him. Thanks to Pintrest, I found a place that looked just. right.

So, I took a risk and made reservations, hoping he’ll like it. Hey! I’m getting better with this risk-taking thing!

We’re so glad I did.

Rich with character and history, we drove into New Bern, NC on a sunny, brisk January afternoon, in search for a house that was built in 1882.


What a lovely place to visit. This house was filled with over 130 years of stories.

Our “Hidden Room” really did make us feel we could hide away from the world just the two of us.

We were given a personal tour of the town in an old Model A Ford, we ate mouth-watering, gourmet breakfasts (delish!), fresh seafood and unique sandwiches from a local deli. We went to the movies! Don’t know the last time just the two of us has done that (Saving Mr. Banks). We learned history about Fort Macon, took a walk on the beach (Barefoot in January even though I nearly froze. Hey – when I’m on the beach, I’m barefoot!) We met some other people also staying at the inn and got to tell them our nightmare honeymoon story that we can laugh at now.


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The activities gave enjoyment, the atmosphere brought relaxation. But the part of the get away that was the best were the conversations we had. Conversations where we weren’t interrupted by every typical day demands or you’re just too wiped out after the kids crawl in bed to have a good conversation.

We talked about each others words and dreams. Our love expanded. Strength grew. Bonding tightened.

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I highly recommend visiting New Bern, NC and staying at the Aeire Bed and Breakfast. The owners cater to your needs, make you feel welcome…and even spoiled! There’s so much to do yet not too much so it’ll make you relax.

What an uncommon and blessed treat for us.

Am thankful.

So thankful.


Today is Five Minute Friday where writers can join in and write for five minutes including the word that Lisa Jo Baker gives. Today’s words is VISIT. (I know mine went a little over 5 minutes but words and memories weren’t quite ready to stop…and how perfect for today’s word to be visit when we just got back from visiting a new to us town.)

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