Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Travel Tuesday - The Top 5 Best Things About Getting Away for the Weekend

Shhhh. We snuck (is that a word?) away for the weekend. Nope, I didn't tell you I was leaving. I need to keep a few things a secret around here, don't I?

B and I had the good fortune to be invited to Park City, UT last weekend. We went with three couples from our small group (but we sure missed those who didn't come!). And no kids. Enough said.

The weekend is hard to put into words, so I'll just list the top 5 things about sneaking away to Park City for the weekend.

1. Skiing with my hubby. We have really only done that once before, and this time was so much fun. I especially enjoyed talking to him as we meandered down the hill (and believe me, meander is just about all I can do on those slopes). He encourages me to keep trying, even though I feel like I can't ski very well. I love that he does that.

2. Spending time with friends. We've been in a small group with these friends for over 15 years . . . some for over 20 years. We've watched each other's kids grow up, and we've been through a lot together in that time. It's always great to be together and to celebrate God's goodness to all of us.

3. Enjoying the great outdoors. I thought a lot about this this weekend: I don't consider myself that much of a nature girl, but I really feel closest to God when I'm outside. And on the slopes I really felt close to God as I cried out to Him for help getting down the mountain.

4. Watching Olympic athletes train for competition. Oh. My. Word. We went to the Utah Olympic Park where we got to see actual Olympic aerial jumpers train for the actual Olympics which will actually be taking place in two weeks. It was amazing. That's pretty much all I can say about that. Amazing.

And I can't wait for the Olympics.

5. Coming home to an immaculately clean house and dinner on the table. What can I say? I've trained my children well. And I loved them even more when I saw what they could do this weekend.

All in all, it was great. And kind of like a fairy tale in many ways. I had to keep pinching myself to make sure it was real.

But it was indeed real. And now I'm back to reality. *sigh*



  1. Oh Shelly, that sounds wonderful! (I've just realized recently that I use that word "wonderful" way to much, but there I go again.) Looks like it was a beautiful weekend and don't you just love going away with friends? What a blessing!

  2. Aw, that's awesome!
    And the part I'm most jealous of is watching the Olypians, or maybe skiing....or maybe the gorgeous landscape...? Haha, glad you had fun!
    By the way, thanks for adding my blog as one of your bottons! It means a lot to me!

  3. Love it, love the photos! I had just commented over at Scribbit's that I'm a top noth water skier but have NEVER snow skied. Imagine that. I think I would do the tube at this point. LOL.

  4. Sounds amazing Shelly! I can't wait for the Olympics either :) Love the figure skating!