Sometimes you just need to get away

I’ve had a lot on my plate lately (more on that later!), so when I had the opportunity for a little getaway, I couldn’t pass it up! I took a nice little trip to the mountains for some fresh air, exercise, sunshine, and relaxation. It’s amazing how breaking out of your routine and changing the scenery can refresh your mind and spirit. I just wanted to share a few pictures from my mini vacation.

I loved the kitchen in the condo we stayed in. We stopped by the local grocery store to pick up a few snacks.

The view from our deck. You could see the gondolas going by, taking people to the top of the mountain (some hike or mountain bike down- how fun!).


This photo shows the start of a hike to the top of a waterfall. Don’t be fooled by my fresh appearance…this hike turned out to be very grueling…about 2.2 miles of very steep, rocky terrain! The after photo was not so pretty. Smile  I also spotted a snake (I’m terrified of snakes, I don’t care how small they are!) on the trail, so needless to say, I was very happy when we made it to the top. The way back down was so much easier.

What’s this? A yellow leaf? Nooooooooo! I’m not ready for summer to be over yet!

To reward ourselves after the hike, we came back to the condo and relaxed by the gorgeous swimming pool. It was a very warm day, so a dip in the pool followed by a good hour of magazine reading was just what I needed.


After this trip, I felt amazingly refreshed, energized, and ready to take on some big challenges that are coming up.

Reader feedback: What’s your favorite mini vacation? Whether it’s in your own backyard or thousands of miles away, how do you like to unwind?

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3 Responses to Sometimes you just need to get away

  1. Jenica says:

    That looks amazing! I wish I could go to the mountains for a weekend trip. Alas, New England isn’t exactly known for that kind of scenery. But my mom has a house about an hour and a half from me and it’s very secluded in the woods. It’s my go-to place for a quiet get-away when I need a break from my life.

    • My Green Gypsy says:

      I would think there would be tons of beautiful spots in New England….plus you have the mountains AND the ocean nearby! 🙂

  2. Aimee D says:

    I grew up my whole life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Marquette. It is really beautiful there, right on Lake Superior. I currently live in Indiana and there is really no clean water close by to swim in and I always miss Lake Superior and the beauty of Michigan in general. 🙁 – We just got back from visiting family there over Labor Day weekend, and did some cliff jumping into Lake Superior! Scary but fun! I took videos of the hubby jumping in…. really great memories! Sadly we don’t get to visit as often as we would like, it was a 10 hour drive and even longer now that we have a new baby. I would love to one day move back!

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