I have found that surprise is the beginning of many a great romantic escape. This past July, my wife and I were planning our annual celebration of our first date. I told her not to schedule anything for that day because I was planning our outing.
The day before our date, we returned home from an outing and I pulled the suitcases from the garage and brought them into the house. This got her interest up. “What are those for ?” I told she might want to have some clothes to wear…”so pack for two days.” Now I really had her going. She did a great job of packing, including special things for a romantic get away. We put the suitcase in the van and began to drive. With every change of direction she was guessing somewhere she thought we might be going. She could hardly contain her excitement. We finally headed into the mountains and ended up at a cabin where we had never been before. We had a wonderful romantic getaway in our little cabin in the woods.