Life’s been hectic for a long time, but I’ve been doing my best to just keep moving and get things done as I can. August 9th was our anniversary and Steve and I took a few days off and allowed no grass to grow beneath our feet as we headed out of town, away from obligations, away from phones and computers, and into the heart of nature.
Oh, and a spa and resort!
In the middle of a state park in Flintstone, Maryland is the Rocky Gap Spa and Golf Resort. The resort is surrounded on two sides by a 243-acre lake that is a slice of heaven. There are multiple public beaches along the banks of the lake. There are plenty of docks for getting a boat in the water, fishing, camping, picnic areas galore, and absolutely gorgeous scenery to help a person forget their cares and leave the work place behind them.
Our room was a lake front room, and the view was stunning. Steve and I spent long, lazy hours on a blanket on the beach. We spent evenings ensconced in Adirondack chairs sipping beverages and enjoying quiet conversations, giggles, and memories as we allowed the sun to set around us. We did nothing we didn’t want to do. We chased no schedule. Kept no itinerary. Barely paid attention to a watch! Cell phone? What’s that? We simply enjoyed one another, our surroundings, and the gorgeous weather. We took naps and moved relaxation to new heights.
We came back home refreshed, recharged, and rejuvenated. Every once in a while you need to slow down, take a seat in the grass–or the sand–and soak in the beauty God has given us, has placed all around us.
Until next time, may your next meeting be with a loved one, in the heart of nature with no phones, no noise, and no schedules!