Yankee Boy and I went away for the weekend! That's right, just the 2 of us, no rascals, no computers, no goldfish crackers, no "Wheels on the Bus" in the car. Pure bliss!
Where did we go? Here's a hint...
My wonderful husband won a prize trip from work for being so stinkin' cute...no wait...maybe it had to do with sales numbers or something like that. Anyway, we ended up getting a weekend away at the Holy Grail of Golf Resorts...
This is Bandon Dunes. I learned A LOT about it while we were there. Like, it is ranked among the top 5 golf courses in the country, it is one of the most challenging courses to play, it has holes that are right on the edge of cliffs looking down over the ocean and it has the best Cobb Salad I have ever had in my life! Seriously folks!
What did I do while Yankee Boy golfed? I did something I cannot remember having done in a very long time...I was alone for about 5 hours! Alone! I ate lunch...ALONE! I went to the beach...ALONE! I took a nap...ALONE! You get the picture.
This was my view while I ate lunch outside, reading a book, and enjoying my fateful run-in with the Cobb Salad. Imagine the most tender pieces of beef and chicken with blue cheese folded in and edible flowers mixed in with the freshest of greens! The smell of the ocean, the sun shining down on me, no one wanting me to get them anything or stealing food off my plate! Mine, all mine!
This was our own little cabin in the woods. There IS a benefit to the rain we get in the Northwest. The most lush green surroundings!
This was the lake that we drove past to get to our cabin in the woods.
I climbed over these huge sand dunes and discovered this beautiful spot!
This beautiful driftwood was all up and down the strip of beach.
Warm sand, warm sun, a new magazine, my very own package of Peanut M&M's to help offset the salad and, once again, ALONE!
I have to admit, though, that I was fighting missing my kiddos and thinking about how much fun they would have had at that beach! You never really stop being 'mommy' even if they aren't right there with you.
This lovely lady came out to bid us farewell as we headed on home to our beloved rascals...
So, when was the last time you were alone?
Not running errands, meeting up with girlfriends, doing housework, etc. But, really alone?
Try it, you might be surprised by how refreshing it can be and how when you reconnect with yourself and the One who created you, it makes it so much easier to connect with and care for those around you!
*I'm linking up with the Outdoor Wednesday Party over at A Southern Daydreamer*