Weekend Retreat

19 Apr


I don’t know about you, but sometimes you need to break away from the day-to-day routine for some much needed R&R. I know for us, right now, our schedules don’t allow for long vacations to Hawaii, Mexican Resorts, cruises, etc. We tend to opt for short weekend getaways. Our favorite place to go is our family’s desert retreat. It’s a great escape and extremely quiet! It’s so nice to just sit outside and hear nothing but the desert breeze blowing by.

Our favorite pastimes while in the desert are long walks, reading, exploring, star gazing and resting. I’d say that the best part is watching how much fun the kids have. We collect rocks, look at the stars in the night sky, watch for lizards and jack rabbits…it’s an adventure for them every time we go!

While most people would avoid the desert because of the weather, we enjoy the different seasons. In the Winter, we get the fire going in the wood burning stove. In the Spring, we check out the flowering cacti. In the Summer, we enjoy splashing in the pool and in the Fall, we enjoy the early sunsets and BBQing.

What are your favorite weekend get away trips? Any place you went as a child that you remember most?


5 Responses to “Weekend Retreat”

  1. whoopiecookie April 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I love the warm desert air! My favorite memories as a kid are the summers we spent in Palm Springs!! ~Yvette

  2. Melissa April 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    you might like this site on lizards, like the one you are holding…. nice blog.

  3. Melissa April 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    there was a place in MO, called Pickle Springs, it was a magical place with tall limestone canyons covered in moss and tiny fern, water trickling through the limestone was so fresh and cold, it was at least 20 degrees cooler walking those paths… such a nice treat on a hot and muggy Missouri summer day

    • whoopiecookie April 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

      That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! I really like to hear about hidden jem kind of areas…places only the locals know. Pickle Springs sounds like a page from a fairytale land!

  4. Erin July 22, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    San Diego was my favorite summer getaway spot as a kid…boogie boards, sand castles, chasing seagulls… we went every summer until I was 18. The moment I graduated college I moved here (and two years after that moved in to a condo residing over one amazing San Diego Whoopie Cookie) and never want to leave! So be careful where you take your kids – you may be visiting them there someday.

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