Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Road Trip

I just got back from a little summer road trip!  My masterminds group and I went on a little getaway about two hours northwest of home and rented an awesome Airbnb place for a couple days.  (By the way, if you're thinking about trying Airbnb, use this link to get $25 off your first booking, and I'll get a credit too!)

Do you ever picture something going one way and then it turns out completely different.  I guess that's how life pretty much goes, isn't it?  But really, I was looking forward to this trip as a chance to just relax, unwind, recenter my goals, and plan out the rest of 2016, and while it was relaxing, it really didn't happen like I imagined.  I had brought three books I wanted to read while I was there (two to finish and one to start) and didn't finish any of them.  I brought along my prayer cards to work on, but didn't even get them out of my bag.  But, I think sometimes God is trying to show you something else.  And I'm still figuring out what all that was.  Maybe I'll let you know when I do.

Trees along the shore of the Amnicon River

But, there was a lot of nature to observe.  We saw half grown bunnies, full grown gophers, deer, tons of dragonflies, bees, and of course mosquitoes, and found all sorts of wildflowers.  My favorite part was Saturday when we visited two state parks.  Amnicon State Park and Pattison State park are both pretty close to each other, and provide lots of waterfalls to see and nature trails to hike.

Foot bridge over Amnicon River

 We also found the cutest little coffee/fabric/gift shop!  Talk about heaven.  A place that sells fabric and coffee!  I need such a shop closer by. 

Also, am I the only one who gets like post vacation blues?  Monday was okay, because there was laundry to do, stuff to put away, and work, but yesterday I just felt kind of blah all day.  I just wanted to stay in bed and nap and by the time I had to go to work in the afternoon, I just wanted to go to sleep for the night.  I think it's all the anticipation and then it's all over, in a few short days.

Anyhow, are you planning any summer trips or fun days?  Shoot me some ideas.



  1. Oh no, I get the post vacation blues every time. Especially last Summer after seeing the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Nature is great! Thank you for sharing.

    1. This year we plan to go to Door County in Wisconsin, along the way we plan to stop in Milwaukee and catch the Cubs playing, possibly look for the Avery Salvage, and take a tour of Green Bay's football stadium. Then we plan on driving down the Great Lake Michigan border and visit Chicago. I think it will be fun, nothing like Yellowstone though. I love the West.