...one more vacation post and I'll quit :-)
I've spent the day unpacking and handling details that have come up since being gone. And now I'm looking through the last of the photos and wrapping up all the memories...
We spent Saturday, ALL DAY, in our, shall we say, lounging clothes. We watched movies, scrapbooked, did Lyric's taxes, and spent some time on some work projects that we do together. When it was time for dinner we decided to order room service from the exquisite restaurant right in our inn, and it was no mistake! A splurge to be sure, but a meal for memory book!
We DIDN'T order dessert. Earlier in the week we had bought a carton of strawberries and put them in our little fridge, thinking we'd have them for breakfast one morning. But our hotel had such a lovely breakfast buffet each morning that we didn't get around to the strawberries. So while we were waiting for room service on Saturday night, I cut up the strawberries in small slices and piled them in the wine goblets that were in our room. Then I took the rest of the pint of cream that we had been using for coffee all week, poured in a few packets of sugar and stirred, then poured that mixture over the strawberries and let it thicken and "ripen" until later that evening. We got in bed with our little makeshift gourmet dessert and felt like queens. Which of course we are :-)
Sunday morning we took a few more pictures in the great room and the lobby and managed to tear ourselves away and head for the airport. One funny thing is that after NO rain all week, we got in the car to drive back to Seattle to catch our planes, and it started raining! Fine with us...we hadn't used our umbrellas once and had plenty of nice outdoor experiences without getting rained on!
Well, what can I say...we couldn't think of a thing that would have made it more perfect. It exceeded our expectations in every sense...and it was certainly a vacation for the senses!
And I couldn't wrap up this sweet week without thanking and giving thanks for my precious friend Lyric. How blessed we are to watch God "restore the years the locusts had eaten" by giving us these days and years together. For those of you who don't know us, we are sort of "long lost" first cousins who really did not know each other nor even know much about each other until we were in our mid-forties, and so we have a whole life to catch up on! Whether playing or praying, laughing or crying, traveling or collaborating on a writing project, we are blessed to have each other and hopefully to demonstrate and pass on to our children and grandchildren the legacy of godly friendships. May God grant each of you relationships as meaningful.