We walked over to the nearest restaurant and had lunch with two other couples and established we didn't have huge plans. Everyone was thinking the same thing: enjoy having your spouse all to yourself. One of the wives I rode down with is from my home town, and our Hubbies are good friends. So we ended up making some plans together. After heading back to our rooms for a post feast siesta we grabbed a taxi to base and got the grand tour of Fort Bliss. We also caught a movie, Snow White and the Huntsmen. It was darker than the Disney version and supposedly followed the Brothers Grimm story closer, I might have to reread it, because I had some doubts about that. Either that or Kristen Stewart just bugs me enough I had to find fault with it. I still couldn't get over having a date with my husband and not having to worry about getting back to the kids though. It really brought us back to what brought us together.
There was a neat outdoor space with seating and a fountain. Kids ran through there all day long, and at night it lit up...not going to lie, I felt like running through it too!
|I really wanted to take picture earlier in the day when the little kiddos were splashing around...but decided it would be creepy to take pictures of other peoples kids.|
We also found out overnight passes had been granted for the soldiers with spouses in town. I slept the best I have in ages, with a strong pair of arms around me. Something about an empty bed, just doesn't make for sound sleeping.