Sunday, September 23, 2007

Recharged and refreshed!

*sigh* - Fall is in the air today and I am LOVIN' IT! The change of seasons brings a new type of energy with it and what better a way to recharge your own energy than with a little getaway trip! Impromptu one at that. Sometimes those can be the best trips! Just throw a few things in a bag - surprise the kids - and head out of town! That is what we did this weekend. We headed to the mountains to a resort town by the lake only a couple of hours away. A quick reservation, great heated indoor pool for the kids, a late night swim once we arrived and beautiful views of the mountains and our surroundings as the sun lit up where we had arrived in the dark the night before, started our day off right. It was a bit chilly in the moutains but such a nice change and the quaintness of the buildings, shops, etc was just refreshing. We didn't waste anytime getting up and getting going either. Our first objective was to drive completely around the lake. We saw some gorgeous homes, deer and stopped along the way to play a bit on the beaches in the 40 some degree morning weather. brrrr. I altered this picture a bit to look more like an old "postcard" - wish you were here.

We explored the town, a few shops and had lunch with a view of the lake and the changing leaves on the trees. Definately a slower pace in smaller towns, and it's good to slow down every now and then right? We also drove to the neighboring new resort - very fancy schmancy - still underconstruction but still fun none the less to tour the grounds, golf course, new homes going in and all the views! wow!!! I took some "artsy fartsy" shots as my hubby likes to call them. I hope you don't mind me sharing a few from our trip.

I just realized that my favorite shots are all ones where I am pretty much looking up at the object I am going to photograph - interesting. wonder what that means? I think I love the way they stand out against the bright blue clear sky. Hopefully you all get some time to recharge you batteries too and spend alittle time with you families away from your everyday life before the holiday season begins.


Stephanie said...

Glad you are feeling recharged! Love the pictures!

carole said...

Wow! I can feel the crisp air in your photographs. Looks like a beautiful location. Lovin the church steeple shots! When our girls were young (before school dictated All of our schedules) we would take impromptu trips to the beach(ocean) in the fall. It was so
wonderfully quiet and calm - the picture of your kids took me back there for a moment-thanks!

Traci said...

Looks like sooooo much fun!!! We are such dreaded planners around here!!! We need to REALLY bust out of that boring box.... that just looks and sounds like FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Erika Cass Designs said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish fall was here but alas it still feels like summer. :o(
No fun weekend getaways for us yet either, as we've been sick sick sick! Blech!

Sandi Henderson said...

Who minds artsy fartsy in blogland? The pictures are beautiful! Where did you go? I'm totally craving a weekend getaway.


Ribbon Rock Star said...

beautiful photos as always!


CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Sandi - We went to McCall and Tamarack Resort :)