I want my husband to go away.
September 20, 2010 2:34 PM Subscribe
I want to find some kind of retreat for my husband. Something over a long weekend up to a week would be ideal.
posted by TooFewShoes to sports, hobbies, & recreation (27 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
My husband is great. He's an awesome husband and a wonderful father. He very rarely does anything for himself. I'd really like to send him on a vacation just for him where he can do something he likes without compromise or worrying about anybody else.
Something like Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp would be great except that it's too expensive and he doesn't care about music. I'm hoping the hive mind has some ideas for me.
He's a hands on kind of guy and really likes learning skills that are somehow useful. His current interests include woodworking and leather working. He also likes to fish and camp. He's kind of geeky too though, so I could see him going to a science-y type camp. If he was twelve he'd have just as much fun at Space Camp as he would at Scout Camp. He really likes machines, so something involving cars, motorcycles, planes, or helicopters would be good too.
Working as part of the experience would be nice, he might have fun going to some kind of working ranch or something like that.
If he was a normal guy I'd just send him and his friends to a cabin in the woods somewhere, but he's a pretty solitary guy and really shy. He's got one or two friends who I could send him away with, but they are more dominate personalities and I'm afraid he'd end up doing what they want instead of what he wants. Also, I think it would be good for him to get out of his comfort zone a little and meet other like-minded individuals.
Money is an issue here. If it's too expensive I'll never convince him to go.
He's 34, overweight but in pretty good shape. We live in the Western US, so something around here would be best.