This post is part of SoCS: http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-1214/
Getting away…well I almost let Saturday “get away” without making a little SoCS post! I love this prompt, so I’m not going to do let that happen 🙂 But it’s going to be a quick one. I think of traveling and vacations when I hear “getting away.”
In my line of work I “get away” all the time, but that’s just because my office is extremely portable. So it really isn’t a “getaway.” A “getaway” means something that is not in my normal daily routine! For me, that means no hotels. I really don’t like hotels. I wake up in a hotel, and my first thought is not “Hey! I must be on vacation!” My first thought is, “What time is the airport shuttle? Is my plane on time? Is the weather good? Where am I? Where am I going?? ” and most importantly, “Is there any coffee?”
Therefore, I spent yesterday morning completing my reservation of places to stay during our upcoming séjour in France. Un appartement à Paris, un autre appartement à Lyon, un gîte en Bourgogne… definitely no hotels. It’s how we (and I say “we” on behalf of my husband, because he doesn’t get to choose 😉 ) like to travel. B&B’s are great, too, because you get to talk to the hosts for the best local places and secrets, and you always meet interesting fellow travelers at the breakfast table.
Getting away means breaking the routine, seeing something different, experiencing something new. Whether it’s just a weekend (and we love to do those on the “spur of the moment”) or a grand voyage like we are planning to do in France, it refreshes your mind, and changes your outlook!