Each year, whenever the flame between D and I would start to feel weak, we’d book one night at a nice NYC hotel and play tourist for the weekend. Some people would say that it’s a waste of money considering we live in the boroughs. My response is – would you really put a price tag on love?
Don’t get me wrong – I am definitely a proponent of living below or within your means. If you’re hurting financially, this probably isn’t the ‘relationship fire starter’ for you. But the point is, all relationships need work. A NYC weekend is our ‘work’.
I regress. The NYC weekend retreat idea sparked a gift giving tradition in his family where for Christmas, his parents would give us a 1-2 night stay in NYC or another nearby city. This year, for their anniversary, we decided to return the favor and get them the Philly Pass (totally worth it by the way) which had to be wrapped up nice!
Philly boils over with history and everywhere you turn, there is a skeleton key. And to give someone the Philly Pass is like giving them their own special key to Philly. It was so obvious – I had to give them their own skeleton key to Philly.