Thursday, July 8, 2010

Unplugged.

Life has been busy lately. Learning a new job. House hunting. Commuting to work. Trying to establish a new routine. I just feel like life is moving so quickly and not having my "usual" schedule has been stressful. So Garth and I went camping this weekend. And by camping, I mean we stayed in a cabin. That is my definition of camping, don't judge me. We were unplugged the entire three days and it was bliss. No cell phones. No computers. No television. No World Cup Soccer. Perfection.
We went to Traverse City for the Cherry Festival. We got in Friday night and set up in our little piece of paradise:Saturday morning we were up early and ate breakfast and a super yummy cafe and then walked over to the beach to lay in the sun and watched the Blue Angels.
Look at all the boats getting ready to watch!I just could NOT get over how talented these pilots were!The beach was packed!Saturday night we hung out at the campground and played chess and miniature golf and I beat Garth at both! Don't believe me? I have proof:Sunday we ate at our favorite restaurant (North Peak Brewery - if you are in Traverse City go there!) and then headed to Old Mission Peninsula to do some wine tasting:
After tasting some delicious wines we went to the beach at the end of the Peninsula and floated on our rafts for a couple of hours. I don't think life gets much better than that. Then we drove back to the cabin and made a camp fire, grilled some bratwursts on the campfire and enjoyed our last night.
And that is that. The end to a perfect weekend. I seriously don't know where it went, it went so fast. Now we're back to the grind. But life is good!

40 comments:

Mrs. S. said...

It sounds like you two had a wonderful weekend! I think it is great to have an unplugged weekend like that because it gives you plenty of time to focus only on yourselves.

Have a lovely week!

Mrs. Southern said...

A getaway from technology sounds like so much fun and it looks like you guys had a great time! That is one huge chess game too!

Charbelle said...

LOL no judging, cabins are my idea of camping too!! Wow what a wonderful weekend, so glad ya'll were able to get away!!
Great pictures!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Cabins are the ONLY way I would consider "camping"... & what an adorable little cabin that is!!!

And yipee for winning against the hubs... that always makes a weekend better! :)

Christie said...

My husband and I saw the Blue Angels a few months ago at an air show and they really are spectacular.

Your weekend looks like it was fantastic! They really do go by too fast, though. I hope things begin to even out for you and a new "usual schedule" falls into place. In the meantime, keep treating yourself to good, quiet moments!

Andrea said...

Oh, I so need a weekend like that! I love camping and cooking over an open fire.

SnoWhite said...

I love the Cherry Festival!!

Lauren Kelly said...

What a sweet time together and I’m sure very much needed. It’s always great to unplug and just enjoy each other without all the distractions. Sounds like a GREAT weekend!! :)

Vineyard Vogue said...

How fun! I love Traverse City and I LOVE going to the Cherry Festival. We didn't make it this year, though :( Looks and sounds like you guys had an awesome time! Love the little cabin :)

Gwen said...

What a fun weekend!!! I've always wanted to play with a giant chess set. :) I love watching the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly. Something about the sound and speed. Sure wish I was a pilot but then I remember I hate flying. LOL!!!

XOXO

Lucky in Love said...

I was just thinking about you today and wondering how you were doing :) So glad all is well...albeit busy. Glad you had such a fun weekend!

Shanny said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, I'm glad you were able to unplug!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a great weekend to just get away! That was the biggest chess game I've ever seen, by the way! haha

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Fun! That's my kind of camping too! Indoor plumping and air conditioning please...not tents for this girl!

Alee said...

Looks like a blast!

Natalie said...

Sounds like a great time! We rented a cabin and are going with a group of friends next week for vacation so your post got me so excited for that!

Jen Caputo said...

oh that sounds glorious! What an adorable cabin!

Lauren said...

OH I love visiting Traverse City when we head up North to see my in-laws! What a fun getaway!

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun weekend! Looks like a cool place! I love the Blue Angels too- my brother in-law got me hooked on them.

The Pink Chick said...

What a wonderful weekend! By the way, my idea of camping is in a cabin too! It's the best way!

Kassie said...

Love the weekend getaway! Looks perfect and much needed. :)

Kt said...

Sounds SO fun! Sometimes, unplugging is exactly what we need :)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Fun weekend! Your idea of camping sound a lot like mine! I need my daily hot shower for sure! :)

Anne said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful!!! I love Traverse City!!

- Sarah :-) said...

Aww... I wanna go camping, now! I haven't been in forever (we haven't gone even ONCE since we've been married) and I didn't even realize that until I read your post!

It's official - I need to plan a camping trip!!

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

How fun!!! Glad yall were able to get away! (From the former Mrs. Cup) :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The cabin looks so cute! What a fun time!

Samantha said...

being in a cabin sounds like my kind of camping too! i'm not a tent rough it kind of a girl. no. way.

Emma-leigh said...

looks like such fun!!

Marissa said...

We have the same definition of camping :)

Looks like a great time!

All Things Brooks said...

That is the cutest little cabin I have ever seen! We need to unplug as well...we're doing that for our anniversary in September and I can't wait!

brown eyed girl said...

No world cup?! OMG, Garth deserves husband of the year award, especially being from S. Africa!

I tease! You guys look soooo relaxed and it looked like you had a wonderful weekend! So glad you two got to connect!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Left an award for you on my blog!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I want to go camping!! And by camping I mean staying in a swanky cabin with running water and electricity! Looks like you and I could camp together!

Jenny.Lee said...

I'm so glad you were able to get away for a while and relax from all the craziness!

Katie said...

I have been so MIA lately, I didn't even realize you had a new job. How exciting! What are you doing??

Lil' Woman said...

Sounds like fun....I love the huge chess board.

arsenalfamily said...

What a fabulous getaway! You are looking great! It does a relationship so good to just getaway and BE together.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Ohh I've stayed in camping cabins like those before and it can be so relaxing to get away from it all! Glad you guys have able to get away and enjoy yourselves, I've missed your updates! Hope all is well!

a H.I.T. said...

I keep thinking that maybe Husby and I should go unplugged for a little bit while on vacation in two weeks... So happy you two enjoyed your camping trip :)