Is it wrong to fantasize about a babymoon when you are already a parent? Oh, and for those of you who think I'm talking about naked baby bottoms, a babymoon is a getaway for parents-to-be. Preferably pampering, ultra-relaxing, and indulgent. You know, before the sleepless nights and all-consuming newborn phase hits when leaving the house to go to the grocery store seems like a spa visit. I think it's all of the summer getaway lookbooks I've been seeing from my favorite online boutiques. Like, yes, I'd want that bikini and floppy hat and maxi dress, but I have nowhere to wear it.
T and I never really took one when I was pregnant with Q. I'm not sure if I even knew what a babymoon was at that time. (Oh, those silly travel marketers and their made-up terms.) We went on our annual camping trip, but that doesn't count (even though it was lovely and with some of our favorite people). But this year we're not even able to go on our annual camping trip because a four hour car ride is too far to travel at 8 months pregnant. We have zero travel plans for the summer at this point.
Anyway, I'd like to do something special. Even just one night away. T and I could use a little R&R before we enter the world of two tykes. While in my wildest daydreams we'd jet off to Kauai or Mexico or Costa Rica, it will have to be somewhere closer (and less costly). And it's okay because we are crazy lucky to be living in the Bay Area with so many beautiful destinations just a short road trip away.
Some possibilities . . .
|Sonoma Mission Inn|
|Little River Inn|
In this case, we'd be headed north up the coast to Mendocino to stay a night at the beyond charming Little River Inn. This spot used to be a favorite getaway for my parents. We'd all spend time in Mendocino as a family, wandering through town and perusing the quaint shops, but I don't recall staying at the Little River Inn myself. I would love to go with T and discover the kind of romance my parents once experienced there.
What do you think, dear readers? Would you go on a babymoon before your 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) child? Where would you go?