Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Walk in The Park

This past year has been a whirlwind for our family, so many changes, new responsibilities, some challenges, in the end its all been good but sometimes I feel like I am on a treadmill and just need to get off...so we did...

...for the weekend anyway, we took care of the things that had to be done and then we just disconnected for a little bit (and in the process reconnected) The weather was beautiful, so an outdoor destination was the plan and although I don't really consider what we did "hiking"  we did do some walking and it was wonderful.

We headed out to York River State Park for a picnic and later that day we went to Williamsburg. Its a pretty area, lots of history and because we are local we don't do anything except walk the streets and wander through the shops. One year we took our bikes and rode through the colonial section. I think fall is one of the best times of the year to go

So we had our break and did come back refreshed...yup just what we needed. What surprised me was that even though we were much more active than we have been, we felt more rested than if we had napped all weekend. Guess we need to get moving a little more, little less napping after church on Sundays. There is a time for everything, there is that time when you have to do the things you have to do, but I think we have realized you also have to take the time to rest and refresh. This is going to look different for each person but for us it was grabbing that picnic lunch and heading to the park.


Sonja said...

Good for you! It's true... we do need to take breaks sometimes. It clears our heads and hearts and like you said, it will still be there when you get back! Looks like a beautiful day and I know it was fun. Even our temperature in Texas is perfect right now. Don't you love fall? :)

no spring chicken said...

It's such a beautiful time of year for this and when the snow begins to fly I always ask myself why I didn't do more of it when I could... Enjoy.

Blessings, Debbie

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you came back refreshed. I love Williamsburg. It is one of my very favorite places. We went there at Christmas time one year. Oh. My. Goodness...

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh that is so awesome...my prayer for you was exactly that...Yea, and Bravo God. I have never been to those places but from the pictures I can just feel the refreshment. Blessings as you return to your everyday life...so glad you got off the thread mill.

Debbie said...

I am soo glad you enjoyed your time away...What gorgeous pictures. Nothing like getting off that treadmill sometimes is there? Have a wonderful day! HUGS

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing
these wonderful pictures. I
am so glad that you had such
a restful time and returned
feeling refreshed.
God is so good.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, Loved hearing about your getaway; we leave Sat. for a week in a new place. Your photos were fabulous and I love that even though you were busy you felt refreshed. The mountains do that for me.
Hugs today. Noreen

Elayne said...

Fantastic choice! My hubby and I are in much need of a weekend get-away enjoying the great outdoors.
Have fun...they turn into great adventures and memories :)

Camille said...

How WONDERFUL Maryann! I am so happy for you! And your photos are GORGEOUS!!! What a pretty place to *regroup* and *refresh*! :)

Many blessings,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm so glad you took the time to get away instead of painting the kitchen! I could use a few days myself. In fact, I'm heading to my friend's house in northern Ohio next week for a few days of rest and fellowship. I hate flying, but once I get there, all will be worth it!

Glad to hear the report of your recent MRI. I don't have those routinely, but like you, my appointments are stacking up. I'll be glad to have them behind me. Keep me posted as you'd like.


Petra said...

So glad that you took time to rest and refresh and that you've disconnected to reconnect! Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing and many blessings on your weekend!

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