Monday, September 10, 2012

the mini vacation--re-post from 2009 just because i was thinking of this time

i hope ya missed me yesterday--we went away saturday and came back sunday--thought i would write something yesterday morning before we left--but sometimes ,good intentions----

we went to a place we've gone before, just a little town near us-- it has a really historic downtown shopping district--pretty quaint

we decided we would just try and relax,and we did

there's a small beach area near by --we rode there and had lunch at this place we had been to before -- it has a beautiful view - overlooking the water. we remembered the food wasn't too good but the view was worth it --this time the food was great although the prices had gone up !

we stayed at the same hotel we always stay-- if we go back , i think we'll try a new place-we probably won't go back anytime soon , to spend the night, but might go back at Christmas time as the downtown is so beautiful then.

we ate dinner at a nearby mexican place-- think i've had my fill of mexican for a long while--their food was so bland--i asked for some sauce --the waitress didn't seem to understand me -- i said -ya know like ah taco bell--she brought me something--didn't help much---i saw waiters serving this large dish of ice-cream to people around us-- i told my husband we should order that --like how much could ya mess up ice-cream--seems like the dish i was seeing was a taco salad-- didn't order it.

we really didn't do much but there were moments, i know will become fond memories---riding into the town-early afternoon- raining hard, the lights that you see only at night on and sparkling-- . my daughter says - ya know , there's something so neat about this -the rain the Christmas lights (she calls them) and michael feinstien playing--told ya she was an old soul.

plan to take more of these mini vacations, for after all how many years will i be able to ride around taking life as it comes -- singing with my husband and daughter to james taylor and the jonas brothers---i know well it won't be long.

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  1. Such a sweet post and a good reminder to slow down and take time to really enjoy the things around us. Loved it!

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    1. awww thanks dana--so glad you liked it :)

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  2. It reminds me of someone very familiar and very touching to me. But recently I had a abu dhabi tour for Dubai Shopping Festival 2012. That was also fun. Looking forward to share my experience on my very own blog.

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  3. I sometimes think mini vacations are way better than big ones. I find the little ones more relaxing, seems when you spend a lot of money to go somewhere for a week you feel stress to see and do all just to need a vacation to get over your vacation.

    This place sounds lovely, thanks for sharing!

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    1. i know what you mean--sometimes they are more relaxing, maybe because you don't have as many expectations--and it was lovely--thanks :)

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  4. you must be somewhere north or east. The Mexican food in Oklahoma is wonderful and not bland at all. HINT HINT!!!

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    1. haha bingo, east!!! good hint--thanks brownie :)

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful mini-vacation!

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  6. Anything that involves water and a beach, is a good thing, in my book!

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    1. i know--and it is such a quaint little beach town at that ms. a :)

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  7. what a great idea! mini vacations. must try it!

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    1. it really was tara--i will never forget it :)

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  8. Your last line is so poignant and touching, Lynn. I often wonder the same thing; life passes by so quickly.

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    1. awww thanks susan--yes and it doesn't matter how still i sit, it flies anyway :)

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  9. Life used to feel like I was going on the up-escalator. Now I am on the down-escalator. Will avoid the elevator entirely.

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  10. Mini-vacations can often be more satisfying that trips that go on too long. I'm a big fan of weekend jaunts.

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    1. i think so too patricia -there just isn't the stress and planing involved :)

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  11. Vacations are largely about food for me. It's better when the memory is of a really good meal. Sorry about the Mexican food. : (

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    1. haha i know what ya mean--yeah we were so surprise, because the place was packed joy!

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  12. sometimes it's good to getaway for a short while. Relax the mind and body

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  13. I love your journal, Lynn. What a lovely weekend, and you've made me feel that I should persuade my hubby to take me away for a couple of days :)

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    1. thanks susan--oh you should do it--let me know how it was!!

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  14. It's always nice to revisit a great little place, in person or in your memory! Sound like it was a good weekend, Laura

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    1. you are right--my memory of it has been very good laura :)

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  15. Sounds like a fun little getaway! I'm not big on mexican food, so I feel for you.:) Love James Taylor!

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    1. we love mexican but this was not good mexican for sure---oh i know----we heard james taylor about 5 years ago and he sounds better than ever :)

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  16. I actually prefer mini vacations over big ones. They are some of the ones the best memories are created from. Sounds like such a lovely day you had!

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    1. i know theresa---i guess maybe you make the best of it, knowing you don't have long :)

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  17. Oh Lynn, I am a little jealous: I so need some little vacations! Happy for you, my friend... :)

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    1. i hope you can take one very soon marina :)

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  18. Yes, we really do need to take every moment and live it!

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  19. Mini vacations are the best! Even though this was written a few years ago, I'm sure Robyn would still love to go on another adventure with you! Julie

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