Monday, June 11, 2007

R & R

Wow! What a relaxing weekend, up until the night before we came home when I got sick. But that doesn't change the fact that my husband and I got away from it all and enjoyed each other's company for an entire weekend - away from the noise, away from traffic, away from phones, away from computers, and away from all the stresses of life. Yes, all of them.

My dh and I went to the Texas Hill Country Friday and came back Sunday. We rented an adorable cottage with a bedroom/living room/kitchen, and jacuzzi on the porch. It was so peaceful! We stayed in the town of Wimberley, but we also visited Dripping Springs, Driftwood (where I actually found a winery that makes a wine I like, not being a big fan of wine and all), Canyon Lake, and San Marcos, all beautiful scenery.

We climbed Mout Baldy, a mountain of prayer, and caught a pretty sunset. We also visited Hamilton's Pool, which is not a pool at all, but fresh water from the icy Perdenales River. I wonder why they call it that? It's a nature preserve. We hiked about a quarter mile to this glorious lagoon surrounded by a cave and a 45 foot waterfall. It was awesome. The water was muy frio, but we braved it and swam. Wonderful! (The picture doesn't do it justice. It is much larger than it appears, and you can barely see part of the cave in the background and on the left.) We also ate a variety of barbecue items from The Salt Lick, which has been featured on the Travel Channel. But most of all, we enjoyed some quality time with each other. Of course, we saw deer running freely, and there were a lot of shops, but we didn't spend too much time there. We just relished in the sheer beauty of our surroundings, the kind of beauty that makes it impossible to deny that God made all of these wonders. It was just so nice to NOT have to be anywhere at any certain time. We got to enjoy eachother.


  1. Wow, congratulations, this sounds so fabulous! And you haven't even GOTTEN your prize from But Wait, There's More! yet!

    Pls. email me your snailmail address at shelleyq (at) yahoo (dot) com, as I am now prepared to toss a little "you guessed my birth state" prize into the mail to you.

  2. Don't have your email, but that's great that I guessed correctly! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Hello there! I bloghopped from Shelley's.

    It is great to take time out and leave the busy and hurried world sometimes. I do that often. I spread "little vacations" throught the year. Then on summer I make sure I have a big one. It makes me feel good, recharged and energized.

    By the way, I noticed that one of your favorite books is The Five People You Meet in Heaven. It's penned by Mitch Albom, right? His book that's one of my favorite re-reads is Tuesdays with Morrie.

  4. Thanks for hopping by. I do that a lot lately. Yes, that's the author. I loved that book. I have been meaning to pick up "Tuesdays..." so maybe I'll have to do that soon.


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