Feb 7, 2012

Robbers Cave State Park

First off, you guys are awesome! Thank you so much for all the comments and kind words about my new etsy shop yesterday! I'm so excited. If you haven't entered the giveaway, you have until Thursday night.

So, on to some other fun. Last week we took a little "baby moon" to Robbers Cave State Park.

I have been wanting to go on a little getaway for a while now and when I saw a Groupon for 1/2 price stay at the cabins, I decided to surprise the husband with a little trip out of town. My mom and dad watched Sweet P so we could have a little alone time before baby #2 makes his/her big debut.


Sweet P got a special donut breakfast before we left her for the night. And man, it sure felt weird going out of town with an empty car seat. We talked about how it just didn't feel right. I can't tell you how many times I glanced back to see if she was ok!

Anyway, we made the quick little drive out of town and got to check into our cabin earlier than expected!


When I booked the cabin I had a choice of the honeymoon suite or a two-bedroom cabin. I opted for the honeymoon suite because it was supposed to have the best view. When the lady asked us what room we were staying in, I told her the number, 101. She replied with an "ooooh, the honeymoon suite!" I giggled because she didn't see us walk in and the counter was pretty high so she couldn't see that I was 32 weeks pregnant. The husband then felt the need to explain our whole life story and how this was our second honeymoon before baby #2 arrives and yada, yada, yada. I felt like a dork.

All that to say, the honeymoon suite did have the best view on the property!


The cabin was really nice and very spacious. I could've stayed a lot longer than one night.


So, after we got all our stuff in and unloaded, we ventured out to do some exploring. Our first stop were the caves. There's a little area of caves that you can hike up and around and even do some rock climbing or rapelling - if you're not 32 weeks pregnant!


Side note - on the way up to the caves a little older lady stopped us to ask if we were going up to the caves. I said yes and she politely warned me of the steep climbs and not to go into labor in a cave.

Thanks for the tips - on we went.


The weather was perfect and the views were fabulous. We hiked around and explored the caves.


By this time, the little older lady and the kids she was with were gone leaving the entire area to just me and the husband. It was awesome. No diapers to change. No schedule to go by. Nothing but the love of my life and the great outdoors.


We were enjoying our little get-a-way.

After cave exploring, we did a little fishing before heading back to the cabin to start on dinner.


Since the cabin was stocked with cooking utensils, a kitchen and plates, we brought an ice chest with some food for our lunches and dinner. I started on dinner and the husband started on the fire.


A little surf and turf - who says you can't eat good when staying at a park!?

We sat outside by the fire until the wee hours in the morning talking, laughing, wondering what our little girl had been up to all day and brainstorming names for baby #2. Ok, let's be honest, we stayed up until 1am. Not the wee hours but far later than I've been up in a long time!


Then, one of the greatest things happened! I slept in until almost 9am! Granted, my internal clock woke me up at 8 and I couldn't fall back asleep, but still, I got to stay in bed until 9!! It was glorious.


We ate a little breakfast, packed up, checked out and headed back home. There was a minor miscalculation in how much gas we had and where the next station was but we made it just fine. A little excitement added to the end of a great trip!

We picked up our much-missed, much-talked about, little girl and got her back where she belongs and I even got a little cuddle time in before it was time to go to bed.


And thus, the end to our "babymoon" and the trip was a success! The only thing we didn't accomplish was choosing a name for baby #2. So now it's crunch-time!!


  1. Good for you! It is so important to take time to be alone together as a couple. Many couples don't do that once they have kids (and they are really missing out). Happy baby name hunting.

  2. I vote for Joy for a girl :) and duh, Hunter for a boy! Your trip looks so fun! Love staying in a cabin in the woods. :)

  3. Looks like you guys had so much fun! I'd totally love to do that for my hubs, it would be fun to go camping like this. This we could do. :) Outdoor camping probably not so much!

  4. This sounds lovely. And I love the pics of the fire. Being outside in the dark, sitting around a fire is just one of the best things I can imagine
    (Only we have like -15°C right now. Not so cozy for a outside-fire-evening) :)

  5. Yep we stayed in the same cabins back in November but in the 2 bedroom since the in-laws were with us. I love that the kitchens are fully stocked. Looks like you guys had a lovely time!

  6. Oh, I am so happy for you. Just looking at that picture of the campfire gives me warm fuzzies. What a wonderful time together!

  7. OK, I was just sitting here thinking about names... what about Plaid? I know, sounds like a joke... but seriously - Plaid Zellers. It has a great ring to it - especially for a boy (you know, it rhymes with Chad... and Brad...). Just a thought! :)

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