Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Taking a break from everything

Ray and I are not good at relaxing. We've never taken the kind of vacation where you just lay on a beach for a week—never would—can't even imagine how that would be fun. We are retired from our jobs, but neither of us fritter away the days playing computer games or watching soap operas and Judge Judy. We are busy. But for the last couple of days we indulged in a very relaxing getaway. Ray left his yard work and paperwork, and I left the quilt design that had been consuming me behind.


We headed for the Columbia Gorge. Less than 2 hours away, in that beautiful location, is the Bonneville Hot Springs resort and we indulged ourselves in good food, good wine, natural beauty and hot, steamy pools and baths and massage. Happy 45th anniversary to us!

Mt. Hood

The mighty Columbia River. Put it on your list if you've never seen it. I think the Columbia Gorge is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The great room at Bonneville Hot Springs.


The weather was cold and rainy, with a fierce wind, but even so the gorge was grand and dramatic by day and there is something kind of breath-taking about immersing yourself in a steaming outdoor pool with cold rain pouring out of the black night sky. Images to remember.

And now we are home and ready to whip up a feast and enjoy Thanksgiving with our family. I hope you all have a beautiful week.



  1. Sounds wonderful. Glad you enjoyed.

  2. Fabulous getaway. Glad you had the opportunity to recharge!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. That sounds like a wonderful getaway you just had.

  4. The Columbia River Gorge is a truly majestic area. Lou and I lived in Leavenworth WA for 3 years, and enjoyed exploring so many beautiful places in the Northwest. Good for you taking time off to do "nothing",

  5. Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect get-a-way.

  6. It looks very beautiful! You should do it more often. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving. I feel relaxed just looking at your photos. Julie

  8. Good for you! The gorge is beautiful, even in the rain.