idyllic retreat.

1.20.2014

idyllwild, CA: its the place dreams are made of. that is, the place my dreams have been made of lately. due to the year dubbed by local meteorologists as "the year with no winter," i have been dreaming of cabins, fires, cardigans, baking and thick wooly socks. flip-flops in january is wrong on so many levels. i refuse. 

idyllwild is about an hour and a halfs drive from where we live in northern san diego county. i booked our little place for two nites on vrbo.com (vacation rental by owner) and it was beyond perfect. we felt like it belonged to us. it was homey, welcoming and so cozy. (feel free to email me for cabin details.) after we arrived on friday nite and settled in we went into town (which is walking distance) to the local pub for a pint. they were having karaoke nite so that was of course entertaining to say the least. ;)

saturday we slept until we woke up. i said that to my mom the other day and she laughed at me. but you know what i mean, right? we made a fire in the wood-burning stove and just relaxed. i read a book. an actual book. you know, the kind with lots of pages with ink on them? glorious. and very different for us. daniel and i usually take trips instead of vacations. go-go-go, see-see-see until you drop from utter exhaustion. and i love them. trips to see the world with daniel are my passion. cities full of energy and pavement pounding -- my absolute favorite. in fact, i love it so much that i almost forgot what its like to rest when we are away from home. honestly, i think i had forgotten how to rest, period.

saturdays late afternoon was filled with meandering thru town, gingerbread squirrel baking -- in honor of all the bushy-tailed grey squirrels that were scurrying around our porch, and word games because we are nerdy. sunday daniel made bacon and eggs for breakfast and checkout was at eleven-thirty. we were so sad to say "goodbye for now" to our peaceful  hideaway. we headed over to a nearby meadow we had heard of and spread out a blanket in the middle of the clearing. there was no one in sight as a symphony of birds chirped in the trees all around us. we had a picnic, i read and daniel napped. it felt like a make believe place, like it couldnt possibly be real. as i contemplated this feeling i lifted my head and staring back at me about fifty yards ahead was a coyote. im sure he was wondering what we were doing in his neck of the woods. after we left the meadow we went back to town for a bit and grabbed dinner before we headed home. the sunset on our way home was the most beautiful end to our little weekend. and we were home just in time for downton. seriously hooked. ;)

so looking forward to the next time, idyllwild.

2 note/s:

  1. Great blog!!! If you haven't yet, you should email the rental owners and send them your blog address so they can read it. I'm they will be pleased. Love it pics. Glad you included Walter since he was "hanging around" the whole time you were there!! haha. Love the silly moon pic too. So happy you had a lovely weekend.

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  2. p.s. What's the best thing about Tuesday morning? Get to read your blog!

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