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What are some unique ways you love to spend time with your partner? 

Eric and I love long road trips. Just getting in the car and driving to a far-off destination, with nothing but long, scenic highway stretches between us and a new adventure. Those long stretches become long moments — hours, even — of connection! We both can get distracted by work, by chores around the house, by friends, and sitting in a car together really makes it easy to just be together. We’ve always particularly enjoyed listening to books in the car! Even when our boys were young, we made a practice this on road trips. We would travel to Montana every summer to see Eric’s folks. Those journeys came with so many great books: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and Chronicles of Narnia were my boys’ favorites. 

Nowadays, on road trips we usually have at least two books going. We will listen to a self-improvement book for an hour or so, then we switch to a mystery novel or adventure, something just for fun. It makes the time go by so quickly, and it feels like an adventure all in itself! 

What about you? What’s your favorite out-of-the-box way to make time for each other?