Sunday, October 31, 2010

heaven is under our feet

We went away. Far enough away that it was like a different world. A world where the nearest Starbucks is 35 minutes away. A world were there is nothing for vegetarians to eat (especially vegetarians with digestive issues). A world where "guns, bait, and ammo" seemed to be strong selling points. A world where Wal-Mart was the shopping mecca. It should have been a nightmare.

But...

We were high up atop the hills, in the woods. There weren't many other people around. There wasn't much noise at all, unless you count the birds and squirrels and other animals scampering about. We never once turned on the television (although we did turn on the computer). I slept 10 hours, 12 hours, and 12 hours for the three nights we were there. I stopped on a run to stand by a deer, then stopped again to wait for the group (flock? gaggle?) of pheasants to decide what side of the road they wanted to be on. We spent four or five hours each day hiking stunning, rugged trails, with the cold breeze and shining sun our only company. We sat in a mostly dry, rocky river bed and ate a gourmet lunch of granola bars and dried apricots. We stumbled back into our little room sore and smiling and happy. It was heaven.

And...

I came home rested, relaxed, feeling better, functioning (a little) better. And I hope, hope, hope that I can make this feeling last longer than just today.

6 comments:

Kirsten said...

So glad that you got your break and are feeling better. ((hugs)) for the feeling lasting.

Corinne said...

Sounds incredible... so glad you were able to get away (and that sleep??? THAT sounds like heaven :))

Lyndsay said...

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It all sounds wonderful. I'm glad you had a gread time and had such AMAZING sleeps!!!

Bacardi Mama said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Love you!

InTheFastLane said...

That sounds awesome. And I am kind of a lot jealous. But, I am glad you had that time.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got some rest and sleep and peace! Sounds so lovely! Sending hopes that it lasts too.