Friday, April 24, 2009

Goodbye Post-Vacation Blahs

I used to suffer from post-vacation blahs. You know that feeling you have when you have to get back to the real world after vacation ~ the cooking, the cleaning, the mountain of laundry? This time back I didn't feel that way. I feel refreshed and ready to face the challenges as well as the monotony. I think it has to do with the fact that we changed our vacation strategy to include several mini trips throughout the year, so I know I'll get away again before what used to feel like an eternity.

One of the four beds we slept in during our trip ~ wish I'd have taken pics of all four.

Love the gingerbread trim on this B&B.

Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was ranked #4 on the American Institute of Architecture's list of the top buildings of the 20th century.

The amazing structure made entirely of wood and glass stands 48 feet high and contains 425 windows.

A common scene in small-town America, but so enchanting.

We stayed in B&B's all nights but one. We came across this cool old historic hotel with a "Sunday special" that we couldn't pass up. As we talked to the clerk before renting a room he handed us a key and said to go check out this suite he called the sunroom suite (the only one of its kind in the hotel). Wow! It was huge, with a gorgeous bedroom, 2-person spa tub in its own open room, kitchenette, bathroom and sunroom that overlooks the downtown shops. The special was for $109 per night and ~ get this ~ included a 50 minute Swedish massage in their top floor spa! It was a case of being at the right place at the right time.

My husband and traveling companion, the man I've loved for 28 years :).


Shab-n-Chic said...

Thanks for sharing your mini vacation! Love that gingerbread trim and the chapel. I've never seen anything quite like it!

Amy said...

what a gorgeous getaway:) especially love those windows and the views in these last couple of shots...the heart shaped headboard wow! yep moving ann! looking forward to it:) xo

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Wow - we've never seen gingerbread on the front of a house like this! And those rooms you stayed in.....what a treat - we can't get over the sun room - that had to be the neatest thing!

kari and kijsa said...

What a fabulous getaway!!
kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Great pics--how fun! My cousin got married in that chapel in Eureka Springs a while back.

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