Yes I am always overly excited about my birthday…

I typically want to celebrate my birthday, if not the whole month of December, at least several days leading up to it. So far this year we have spent 3 awesome days and 2 glorious nights at Kishauwau Country Cabins in Tonica, IL near Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park to celebrate.

The first time we went to Kishauwau was a couple of years ago when we hadn’t been dating for too long. To our surprise we would do a lot of getting to know each other because there is absolutely no cable and no internet and no phone service. We had a great time and got a little more comfortable being in each other’s space. We spent time eating at a Cajun restaurant, wine tasting at a local winery, horseback riding and hiking. Here are some pics from our first trip:

This time we knew what to expect and looked forward to unwinding, unplugging, and having some quality alone time.  I didn’t want to make ANY plans outside of the cabin. Just her, me and some board games and some DVD’s. Because it was for my birthday she made a wonderful french toast with fresh berries and whipped cream breakfast and dinner was my fav! Crab legs and salmon!  I don’t have many pics because, well it was a pretty private affair,  but here’s what I did document:

Before we made it to the cabin we decided we’d be spontaneous and hopped off I-80W and checked out The Lone Buffalo  and Tangled Roots Brewery. We started with the beer flight and had shrimp and a huge plate of, I mean pub frittes.

It was a weekend I will never forget–simple and sweet.




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