For our six month anniversary, Ian was planning on taking me on a road trip out west for week or so before the snow hit and we were trapped at home. We were both able to take a two-week vacation and planned to leave mid-November and be back by Thanksgiving to spend the day with our families. We would go back to work the Monday after.
We were all packed and had the car loaded with our suitcases and a full tank of gas. We stopped by our parents’ houses to say ‘goodbye’ and took off for the coast.
“Where are we going?” I asked Ian, since he never really told me exactly where he was taking us.
“Out west,” he replied.
“But where out west?” I whined.
“You’ll see when we get there,” he chuckled.
“It better be someplace much warmer than here,” I stated.
“It will be, that I will say,” he replied before turning on the radio.
I rested my head on the rest and enjoyed the music while Ian drove on. Snow had already hit parts of Montana as we drove through, so there wasn’t a lot to see until we got into the mountains and eventually into Washington.
We had stopped a few times to eat, use the restrooms or take pictures of the beautiful countryside and mountains. Ian and I spent some time talking, but I really just enjoyed being there with him and watching him as he drove.
We spent the first night in a small town shortly after arriving in Washington. It had been a long drive and it didn’t take me long to fall asleep once we got settled in for the night.
I woke up before Ian and went to the bathroom, brushed my teeth and tried to tame my wild hair before heading back to the bed. He still hadn’t woken up, so I took a few moments to stare as his beautiful face and watch him sleep.
I leaned over and kissed his shoulder and worked my way over his chest. I felt him stir a little and I stopped for a second before continuing. I worked my up his neck and along his jaw before giving him a quick kiss on his lips.
I shifted the blankets and I climbed over him and went back to kissing him down his chest and over his abs until I reached the top of his boxers. I could feel him getting hard beneath me and I ran my hand over his growing erection. I heard Ian moan a little and I looked up to see him looking down at me.
I gave him a smirk before pulling his boxers down, giving him more room to grow. He kicked off the boxers while I went back to stroking him with my hand up and down. “Ahhhh,” I heard him moan again, as I placed the tip of him into my mouth and licked gently.
I felt him put his hand on my head to encourage me to go deeper, but I continued to tease him with my tongue and hand. “Please baby,” he begged. I finally gave in and took him in my mouth until I couldn’t go any further. “Oh God…just like that,” he whispered.
I continued licking and sucking him until I felt him getting close, but before he could let go, he pulled me up and brought my head down to his and pressed our lips together into a heated kiss. I could feel him at my entrance and I went back to teasing him until he grabbed my hips to keep me still and I smiled against his lips.
When he finally let me move a little, I lowered myself onto him and we both moaned at the amazing sensation that we both felt. Once he was all the way in, I leaned back down for another kiss before moving up and down giving us both what we want.
I sat up and leaned back to push him deeper in me and he reached up and caressed my breasts and sat up to take one in his mouth before moving on to the other. “Oh Ian…that feels…I’m getting close,” I whispered.
He put his hands back on my hips and guided me up and down until I couldn’t hold on any longer and I screamed out in pleasure as I came. He took that moment to flip us so I was on my back and he entered me again and fucked me hard and fast until he finally came to his release.
He rolled off of me and propped his head up on his head while he moved his other hand up and down my hips, stomach, and chest and finally cupped my cheek before kissing me. “I could get used to waking up like that every morning,” he whispered with a smile on his face.
“Me too,” I whispered.
Ian climbed off the bed and led us to the shower. He wanted to get moving, so we quickly got dressed, checked out of the motel, loaded the car and stopped for a quick breakfast before heading further west.
By this point, I gathered we were heading to the ocean and driving along the coast south. I was hoping we were heading to California and I couldn’t wait to enjoy the sunshine once we got there.
Throughout Washington, we stopped at various places to use the restroom or get snacks to eat. We stopped for photos or just to take a short break.
I must have fallen asleep at some point, because when I woke up, we were in northern Oregon and I could see the ocean to my right out of the window. “Where are we?” I asked with a yawn as I shifted in my seat to stretch a little.
“Oregon somewhere,” Ian replied with a yawn of his own.
“You know, I can drive a little if you want to rest,” I offered.
“No, I’m good. We’ll stop for lunch in a little bit,” he replied.
“Good, cause I have to pee,” I chuckled. Ian just shook his head.
A little bit later, we stopped at small coastal restaurant. As the waitress showed us to our seat, I headed to the bathroom and washed my hands before rejoining Ian.
“You feel better?” he asked me.
“Much better,” I replied.
“I ordered you a Coke, I hope that is OK,” he said.
“Yes, that is fine,” I answered. “I’m think I’m going to get the fish sandwich and fries,” I said after looking over the menu.
“That sounds good,” Ian stated.
We ate dinner and then walked around a little outside to stretch before getting back on the road. It was still a little cool up here, but it was gorgeous overlooking the ocean from their patio.
We settled back in the car and continued south along the coast. I watched out the window for a while following the ocean before looking at Ian as he drove. I kept thinking how lucky I was to have this second chance with him.
“What are you thinking about over there?” he asked suddenly.
“Just how lucky I am,” I replied.
“Oh really; why are you so lucky?”
“Because I have you in my life again,” I said. “I honestly never thought I’d see you again yet alone be where we are now.”
“Then I have to say I am the lucky one,” he said with a smirk.
“Why is that?”
“Because you gave me another chance,” he glanced over at me and gave me a smile before looking back at the road.
“I love you Ian, I have always loved you,” I replied with a slight blush entering my cheeks.
He reached over and took my hand and kissed my knuckles. “I love you too Princess,” he said. He set our hands on his leg and we continued our journey listening to the radio.
We drove several more hours until we reached northern California and decided to stop for a late night supper and grab a motel for the night since it was nearly midnight or so.
We slept in Monday morning, but still managed to check out by 11:00 am. We stopped for lunch and sat by the car overlooking the ocean. It was quite breezy and cool outside, so we didn’t sit there long. After eating we got back in the car, stopped for gas and continued down the coast of California.
We spent a couple of days driving down the coast stopping at various tourist spots to take pictures, shop, eat and so much more. We toured a few museums we passed or just went for walks along the beach.
When we reached Los Angeles, Ian checked us into a hotel and planned on staying there a few days. The first day we drove around the city checking out Hollywood Boulevard, drove through Beverly Hills, went by the Hollywood sign and down to the Santa Monica pier.
The next two days we spent at Disneyland and Universal Studios. I felt like a kid again and enjoyed every minute of going on the rides, taking pictures with Mickey and Minnie, stuffing my face with sweets and not having a care in the world. By the time we left Universal, I was beat and collapsed the moment we got back to the hotel.
“What are the plans for today?” I asked Ian as we were getting dressed after a quick romp in the shower.
“Well, we are headed to San Diego, but I thought maybe we could find a beach to spend some of the day,” he answered.
“Ooooh, that sounds really nice. It might a little cold to go into the water, but it feels perfect to lie in the sun or go for a walk,” I said excitedly. “I think I’ll put my suit on just in case.”
As I was putting my suit on, I noticed Ian staring at me with hungry eyes. That man was insatiable, and I can’t help but love him and every minute we spend together. I managed to get the rest of my clothes on went to gather our things when he pulled me in for a kiss.
“Mmmmm Ian, I could kiss you all day long,” I moaned against his lips.
I could feel him smile into the kiss when he mumbled, “Me too.”
Reluctantly we pulled apart and gathered our belongings. He went and loaded everything into the car while I stopped down for breakfast. He joined me after a few minutes and we reminisced about the last few days we spent in LA.
We headed back down the coast and found a nice beach about half way between LA and San Diego that we decided to stop at. It was in the mid 70s, but there were still a lot people here. We found an empty spot and set up a couple of towels on the sand and sat down.
I had Ian rub sun block over my shoulders and back as I tend to burn easily. I lay on my stomach watching a few surfers on the waves, families playing in the sand or teenagers playing volleyball. It was so peaceful out here.
“Ian?” I called his name to get his attention. “Do you ever wonder what it would be like to just travel full-time and not have to worry about a schedule or anything really?”
He shifted so he was lying on his side next to me propping his head on his hand and his hand started rubbing circles on my back. “I’ve thought about it, but I’m not sure I could do it for long,” he answered.
I rolled onto my side and rested my head on my arm. “Why not?” I asked curiously.
“I like schedules and routine; although I think I’m in the minority,” he laughed a little.
“I can definitely agree with that,” I laughed with him. “I suppose I like routine as well, but I have really enjoyed this past week not knowing where we are going or what we are doing.”
“I’m glad you are enjoying this Princess,” he said brushing my hair behind my ear. “I spent a lot of time planning and organizing this trip so you didn’t have to worry about a thing.”
“There you go Ian…Mr. Organization,” I laughed even louder this time.
“Hey, I did route out where we are going and checked out a few places ahead of time, but where we have stopped to eat or spend the night are all spontaneous,” he joined me in laughing.
“So…are we on schedule in your organized plan?” I asked with a smirk.
“We are a little behind, but I think we’ll be OK. I thought we’d stay the night in San Diego and do a little sightseeing there tomorrow before heading into Arizona and then head north to home.”
“Sounds like a plan,” I said before lifting my head to press my lips against his for a quick kiss.
“We will only have a few days to get from Arizona up through Colorado, South Dakota and back to your parents before Thanksgiving. Might be long days driving again,” he said.
“As long as I’m with you, I don’t care where we are,” I said with a smile. This time he leaned down and gave me another kiss.
We decided to take a walk along the water hand in hand. At some point on the walk we stopped for a moment and I couldn’t help but close my eyes. I felt the breeze blow through my hair, smelled the scent of the ocean, listened to the birds in the sky or the people laughing and let the water run over my feet as my toes curled in the sand.
Ian was standing behind me as I leaned against him with his arms wrapped around my waist. He broke my moment by kissing me on the cheek, my ear and my neck. I turned around in his arms and pulled him in for a kiss. “Thank you Ian, for everything,” I whispered.
He kissed me again. “You’re welcome Princess,” he replied. “Let’s get going,” he said as he began pulling me with him back up to the beach to our car.
We arrived in San Diego and drove around to see some popular attractions like Balboa Park and took the bridge to Coronado Island. For supper we decided to go to a nice sit-down restaurant rather than a fast-food joint like we’ve been doing. We stopped at the hotel first, checked in and got dressed up a little before heading back out for the evening.
During supper we discussed a couple of options for the next day. We could either go to the San Diego Zoo or go to Sea World. Both places sounded great to me, but I knew we didn’t have that much time, so we settled on Sea World.
When we arrived back at the hotel, Ian didn’t waste a minute before he had us both undressed and me pinned underneath him. He kissed me everywhere, nipping and sucking my skin wherever he could.
He entered me in one quick movement and moved in and out pushing deeper and deeper each time. It didn’t take us long to reach our climaxes. I curled up in his arms after catching my breath and fell asleep with a smile on my face.
After spending the next day at Sea World, we headed east to Arizona before heading north again. Like the rest of the trip, we would stop at popular tourist sites, take pictures, eat and shop. We were running behind Ian’s schedule, so we didn’t get a lot of time to stop everywhere we wanted.
We spent the next couple of nights in roadside motels and would leave early in the morning to continue on our journey. We spent the last night of our trip in South Dakota near Rapid City.
It had been while since I had been in this area, so we decided to stop by Mount Rushmore and drive through the Black Hills before heading back home. Before hitting the road for the last leg of the trip, we stopped for a late lunch.
“I can’t thank you enough Ian for this trip. It has been amazing and very relaxing,” I said with a big grin on my face.
“Happy Anniversary Princess!” he said to me.
“If you planned all of this for our six-month anniversary, I really don’t want to know what you are planning for our one-year,” I laughed.
“You know this is really our three-year anniversary if you think about it,” he said.
I furrowed my brows and asked, “How do you figure that?”
“Well, we were together two and a half years before we split and now have been back together for six months, so that is three years in total,” he said. I just shook my head.
“I guess technically that is true,” I responded. “So we basically just bypassed the four years we didn’t see each other and continued on.”
“That’s one way to look at it,” he said before looking down for a minute.
“Ian? Are you OK?” I asked out of concern.
He looked back up at me and slightly nodded. “I am babe, but I just felt…I don’t know how to say it. I almost felt ashamed of myself after your comment; even though I know you said it in jest.”
“There is no reason to feel ashamed Ian. We both agreed on ending things between us and I will admit that I kind of hoped at my sister’s wedding we could have realized we were stupid and get back together. But that is the past and we can’t change that. I’ve come to accept that and I hope you can too.”
“With you by my side again, I think I can accept that, but don’t you ever let me be that stupid again,” he said with a smile.
“I’ll try not to,” I laughed a little. “You know…as much as I wished we never broke up, part of me is glad we did. It made me realize what I really wanted in someone and just how much I took for granted our past relationship.”
“I feel the same way babe,” he agreed with me. “It took me way too long to realize that I had trouble having a real relationship with any woman because I kept comparing them to you. I’ve already told you why I was ready to marry Liv and God I could beat myself up for even thinking I could be happy for the rest of my life with her.”
“At least I know I’m not alone in that. I did the same thing Ian…no matter how much I wanted to move on, there was always something missing, and I didn’t exactly know what it was.”
“Have you found it now?” Ian asked me.
“I have…it was the sparks that I feel when we touch; it’s the love I have in my heart for you alone; and the feeling of being safe in your arms.”
“I love you Sarah and I thank God every day that we have this second chance to be together.”
“I love you too Ian.”
We finished our lunch and headed back to the car. As Ian opened the door for me, he pulled me in for a kiss. I could feel all his emotions in this kiss and poured all of mine into it as well. When we finally came up for air, I actually had a couple of tears running down my cheeks.
As Ian wiped them away, I closed my eyes and put my hands over his and we just stood there for a few moments. I felt him kiss my forehead before I opened my eyes back up and gave him another quick kiss on the lips before getting into the car.
We listened to the radio the rest of the drive to my parents’ place as I continued to stare at the beautiful man sitting next to me. I couldn’t be any happier than I am right now.