Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Great Escape

How's my mental health today?

The cold is still clinging on, but it can't put a damper on the day.

We're heading off to our favorite couples only resort for 5 nights. Heidi had some vacation days left that she needed to use or they would be gone. So she scheduled the 4 days around a weekend so that she had 2 - 3 day weeks and we have a very long weekend away.

We like going in the winter. It's quiet, (it's located on the edge of a primarily summer resort town). Everything is white although with the mild winter we've had this year there are no guarantees. The cabin we rent backs up under a granite cliff, dotted with little pine trees. The cabin is surrounded by pines, usually weighed down with snow. There is a deck at the front and west side of the cabin. In past years deer have come up onto the deck to look into the living room window. The deer are so tame they instantly come to the door when they hear it being opened (hoping for handouts).

The cabin has a sauna, a large jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace (they used to have wood burning ones but changed to electric to bring down their insurance costs). There are also significant absences, such as telephone, Internet and wireless access. It's a chance to disconnect, relax, and enjoy each others company without any interruptions.

There are trails for walking, cross-country skiing, a park to stroll through and a very small resort town to walk to. It gets a little noisy in some places on the weekend because of all the snow mobiles, but they usually don't come anywhere near where we are.

Even though life is pretty simple and easy for us, it's still nice to get away.

I wonder who will win the most scrabble, cribbage, and Upwords games?

Although we'll be away, I've prepared and scheduled enough blog posts so there will be something new every day until we're back.

The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
~~ Clarence Day

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