Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gerês National Park



.....sooooo......this is what arrived at our hotel room door just minutes after setting down our luggage.



And this was our view as we were driving there.



My husband took me on a two night romantic getaway in the National Park of Gerês, Northern Portugal. It's been so long since just the two of us went away for a vacation in many, many years. After 13 years of marriage and 5 children, the time finally came!



We stayed in a precious hotel surrounded by mountains and waterfalls.



Ate dinner by candlelight, had spa treatments and even drove into Spain one evening.



Just across the boarder Spain has natural warm springs....



and delicious food!



We had such an amazing time! I love my husband, and this time we had together was priceless. I'm so thankful for the opportunity we had and the precious folks that stayed with our children so we could go. I can't believe this beautiful place is only 1 hr and 20 minutes from my home! I hope it's not another 13 years before we go back!

What have you guys been up to this summer?

9 comments:

Pastor and Judy Brodie said...

So glad you could get away and just enjoy being "a couple" again without all the other responsibilities of life. Every couple NEEDS that time of refreshment and renewel. And it was such a bonus not having to worry about your kids...I bet they had a good time, too! You two are a Godly testimony!! Judy

Amrita said...

Very nice Nina.

Enjoying the FIFA world cup. Portugal has secured 2nd place in tis group. Ronaldo 's great!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful place.

Jen said...

That looks so beautiful! So glad you could get away!

Jill said...

How beautiful! I'm so glad ya'll got a chance to get away for a while!

Dani Joy said...

wooo hooo!! I can gush enough! I mean what a blessing! I am soooo happy for you two. Especially knowing how hard you work there in the ministry.

well, heading to our ladies meeting..

Praying for you neighbor!
Love you!

Dani Joy

Betty said...

What a great trip! The scenery is really spectacular. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Glad for you, that you had these special days together.

Kay said...

What beautiful scenery!!! I hope you get to go again soon!

Pam said...

wow! I felt like I was looking at a fairytale story book! I wanna come to Portugal!