The story goes: For my birthday, George had been saving up to take me to a cute little boutique hotel called The Ledges that he found in the Poconos, where I could basically tell people I was “roughing it in the mountains” while I was actually enjoying a leisurely stroll and perhaps a nice glass of wine. (It’s all about the way you spin your yarn, right?) Well, George’s plans were, shall we say, foiled by a murderous creep who went on the lam and hid out in the Poconos, leading law-enforcement teams on a 48-day-manhunt.
Needless to say, the concept of a weekend in the Poconos went from relaxing to, like, uh, big-time-bad-not-gonna-happen. It all kinda slipped my mind until about a month ago when G told me he’d gone back to the original plan and booked a weekend away for our fifth anniversary. Hooray! Oh, and P.S. Duke will be playing the role of Third Wheel and/or Group Stinkmaster ( a role, incidentally, previously held by George). Hooray?
So this’ll be our second little trek with Duke and only my second time to the Poconos since I was a little kid. I’m looking forward to unplugging, relaxing, and celebrating five years with The Former Group Stinkmaster. Oh, and not getting kidnapped. I am definitely looking forward to that.
Tell ya all about it soon!