Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a Mini Vacation

What is one supposed to do on a rainy, cloudy, cold day? Think about vacations, of course! :-) And I am thinking about some of my favorites. Rick and I have taken lots of little mini vacations throughout our twelve years together and I have to say that some of those overnights and weekend getaways have been some of the best. Here are a few of my favorites.

Niagara Falls (via}
There is nothing like viewing the falls at night. Hubs took me here the second time we visited his folks back in New York. We took a little overnighter from Maine up through Buffalo and across the border. It was amazing!
Lake Tahoe {via}
Lake Tahoe is another of our favorite getaways. I remembered this beautiful place from my childhood and had an image burned into memory of the Lake framed by snow covered trees. An absolutely beautiful and romantic place. On a little mini vaca a few years ago, Rick and I bought a five dollar chicken lunch at the local grocery store and found a place right along the edge of a creek where we leisurely took in the beauty and enjoyed each other's company.
Durango {via}
We've spent our last two vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains above Durango, Colorado. There is so much to do and to see. This is where I jumped 100 feet out of a tree and zipped 1400 feet across the Animas River.
Sedona {via}
I am drawn back to this spiritual place over and over and over. Rick and I were married here nearly seven years ago. We've enjoyed dining creek-side, jeep tours in the back country, browsing award winning galleries, and cozy bed and breakfasts.
La Jolla ~ April 2009
And finally, my favorite place for a weekend getaway. I've collected so many sweet memories in this luxurious little ocean side town. If I could own a home anywhere on earth...I think it might be here.

Over the years I've learned that even short little getaways give me the time and space to shake out the stress, renew, recharge and reconnect. Where are your favorite spots? ~Blessings, Janet

After glancing back over this post...and the photos, I see a theme emerging :-) ~~~~Water~~~~Interesting, yes? :-)


  1. AWWW to dream of the places you've been..... :o) I am going ziplining (sp) in Hawaii and can't wait, but I sure need to put some of your other faves on my bucket list. I passed thru Sedona and stopped for a short walk, but would love to go and sit for awhile.

  2. I've always wanted to go to Niagara Falls and Lake Tahoe!! Maybe one day...

  3. I think I will take any of them. I am following you and thanks for stopping by Belly Charms today.

  4. New follower from FMBT!

  5. I love the pic of Niagara Falls. Hoping to get to go this year for a a mini getaway. Following you through the link on Survey Junkie. Looking forward to your posts

  6. How lovely to think of these places on such a cold, rainy day. I've been to niagra falls once, as a teen, but I would love to return with my husband one day.