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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

today after several days of various stress related issues I decided all of us needed a get away!
Loaded up Son, DIL and DH, packed a picnic and went to where I can always find peace.
Up to the mtns where I can refresh both body and mind.
A lovely lil park with a stream that flows close to the picnic areas. A nice meal and short hike followed with a meandering drive thru the mountains. Saw so many deer that we lost track.
Some adorable babies just loosing their spots and winter coats , Mamas near by to watch over them. Up there so many deer live that everyone is used to having a herd in their yards. I do not think though that anyone gets over the wonder of seeing those beautiful creatures just grazing peacefully so close you can almost touch them.
We all came back feeling refreshed and renewed.

There is a poem..that right now I cannot remember all of but the main thought is ..I look to the hills wherein my soul is renewed. Indeed it is so for me. Even after years of living far from the mtns I still would say...time for a trip to Colorado and the mtns. I need that. My wonderful husband always understood that as my Dad once said...you can take the girl from the mtns but you will never take the mtns out of the girl. Wisely my guy understood that and would manage to make the trip for my mental and indeed even physical health.

The stressful issues are of course still there..but they seem more manageable now.
To see nature , feel the wind, smell the pines and hear the sound of the wind moving thru the pines brings to me a peace that no other place has been able to provide.

I hope everyone has found that place or person that provides them that kind of peace.

Now I am ready to get a nites sleep and face tomorrow renewed and reenergized.

Life is an interesting dance with dips and heights within its fleeting moments.

Good nite all...may you rest well and awaken refreshed.

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  • SUSANM18
    Sounds lovely. I would have a mountain retreat if I had the funds. Sitting in the quiet, listening to the squirrels and birds (woodpeckers pounding away!), the wind in the tree tops and smelling the woodsy smell fill me with peace. Glad you had a chance to revitalize yourself.
    577 days ago
    Thanks for sharing Katie! emoticon emoticon with CHERIRIDDELL
    that would be nice!Hope today is a better day for everyone! emoticon
    577 days ago
    How wonderful Katie.I would love to hear about your husband.I know he must be special as you are because you take such good care of him.How about a blog about when you two were younger.I know you look after him now but sometimes it is nice to reminisce!
    577 days ago
    glad for you,you've painted the landscape so beautifully ,I can almost envision myself there,thanks
    577 days ago
    Good for you Katie! I am needing to plan my "alone" vacation to get myself rested and rejuvenated.
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