Hubby and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary earlier this month. Bob is retired, but he is very busy with his volunteer duties in our town. I have a rather tight writing schedule. Sometimes life needs to slow down a bit–and this seemed like one of those times. We both felt it was super important to pause and celebrate the day. We decided to go hog-wild and visit the town of Hico, Texas.

Yup. Hico is famous because of Billy The Kid, but actually we like it because of its small town hospitality. The Midland Hotel was built in 1896 and has been recently remodeled. The people working there were nice as could be. The restaurant downstairs had excellent food. Bob had short ribs on a bed of black-eyed peas…yes, it was southern!

We took pictures with the HICO sign, sat on the balcony outside our room and watched the sunset over Main Street. We stopped and rested and for 24 hours had no responsibilities.

I’m learning that sometimes slow and easy is nice. Sometimes small towns nurture the soul. And sometimes, just being together is enough.

So how do you celebrate anniversaries and birthdays? Big or small? In the city or in the country? Fav place or somewhere new? I’d love to hear from you.


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