I was on a high profile job for work. Had holidays booked off with my days off. It was our 25th Anniversary. 3 days togo before headed for home the day before our Anniversary.
Daughter inlaw was in hospital about to give birth to our first grand child.
My work went sideways and no one availble to cover for me. Informed work that my holidays were booked. Being daughter inlaw giving birth and my wife's and my special day.
Long story short. My wife agreed, finish my job up then come home. Work doubled my dayrate to stay and finish the job. Day of our 25th our first grandson was born. Phone calls made between the two of us and baby pics forwarded. My employer gave us a $500 bonus for our 25th and $250 for our grandsons birth upon our day.
Took my wife out to a ballet and dinner for our delayed celebration.
This year I'm home for our Anniversary. Time to make amends for not being home for the last. Saturday celebrate our grandsons first birthday. Get on my wifes nerves that she needs to take time off since I took extra days off work. She runs her own busniees and us the boss but still get under her nerves since Im telling her what to do with her work. Doesnt go over well...lol Sunday take my wife out for breakfast, then drop her off at the spa for a 6hr pampering.
So I've got a 6hr window to get my plan in motion. Pack up the travel trailer with all essentials required. Quick stop by my friends for some climbing gear. Pack our Wedding glasses, same champagne we had at the wedding. Pick her up from the spa. Then race behind her to get herself ready to go camping. About now she's fit to be tied cause I'm after her to hurry up. Travel 2.5 hrs to a secluded lake and now set up in the dark.
Next morning after her leasure sleepin inform her we are going for a hike. So after getting herself all set for this hike. Take a 25 min drive. And off we go upon our hike. Well from all the traversing of trail paths from maintained to barely non existant. Slipping upon mud from melting snow. Listening to her not having much fun upon this hike because now she's covered in mud. Scratched from tree branches and broke a finger nail. Coming out of the heavy brush into a hill top clearing. I point out to her where we are headed. A beautiful water fall about a kilometer accross a valley. Now she's become excited no more broken finger nail of being mud covered. And getting upon me for being slow.
We come up.onto the top of the falls. Sounds of water crashing is near deafening. So break out the clinging gear and give her about a 20 min orientation of how to repel down the side of the inclined rock to get to the base of the first srep of the falls. Not I failed to tell here that the last 4 or so meters was just free fall due to the washout from the falls underneath. Well we get to bottom she's not impressed over the lack of information she was given. We continue our climb accross and down to the falls 3rd tier.
As we both sit and admire the scenery. Lean over to her with a kiss and wish her a Happy Anniversary. She does the same and curls into me just silent as she admires the veiw.
Now I unpack the champagne and the glasses that were packed so carefully Crossed my fingers they survived because if they didn't neither would I. Pour us both a glass of champagne. And hand her one with a card. We wish each other Happy Anniversary once again. As she starts to read her card before she can finish the second sentence she's in tears. Well chalk one up for me cause I win this one. After enjoying the champagne and some snacks. With very little teasing there we are having some great sex upon a rock flat being covered with cool mountain water mist each time the breeze would swirl in the gorge.
And that is how I managed an Anniversary amends.
Now I'm sure some of you other couples here at SF just might have one of yours to share.