I just recently had a girls’ weekend where a friend and I stayed with another friend of ours at her lake house. (NOTE: if you have stayed there at some point, you might of seen my note I wrote for you to come check out this blog… YOU KNOW HER TOO!)
First, let me tell you, these types of trips, for me, are much needed. I love my family. I love the people with whom I work. I love my spot in life. I’m not saying I need to escape from any of those people or places. I’m saying…these trips where you don’t have to worry about anyone calling your name (Momma, Rita, Mrs. Clawson, etc…) or about looking at the huge pile of laundry that seems to moan every time you glance it’s way, ARE ESSENTIAL! These are those times where you can just inhale and then exhale all the mess that might be cluttering the mind.
In our case, we three gals, just chat non-stop about life. We don’t tear down our husbands or gripe about life in general. We share our experiences, tell each other our circumstances and let each other in on how GOD has blessed us through it all.
We LAUGH…oh my goooooodness, we laugh until we are about to bust. It’s that kind of laugh where you are shaking, making no sound and your eyes are shut, because if you were to open them, the pressure of this laugh might shoot them across the room. (EW visual) You know you will be sore tomorrow from these awesome laughing ab work-outs. If you haven’t done that kind of exercise before, well I certainly do recommend it! It’s a soul cleansing, mind blowing experience that we should all partake in whenever we can!
On to the review of our accommodations:
While we were staying at this luxurious resort, we had many amenities to mention. There was every kind of soap, lotion and smell-pretty at our disposal. We were greeted with happy bags on our bed and a tray of snack to boot. The room was at the perfect temperature and the bed slept like a dream. The house was clean and comfortable. The view of the lake was amazing!
A float in the lake was a must! It was the perfect Saturday afternoon to catch some sun and listen to the gentle sounds of the water.
The food…Breakfast, whether a quick trip through McDonald’s on the way to garage sale/resale shopping or a home-cooked meal before church on Sunday, was scrumptious. A couple need-to mentions were a close-by favorite of all Mexican food restaurant, Papacitas the first day and later in the trip, a local steak house called The Tumbleweed that had wonderful food.
Why we do these trips…
The entire stay was full of love, laughter and sisterhood. We have had various trips in the past where we have traveled to Galveston, stayed at another family lake house or just hung out together wherever we landed. No matter the location, we always enjoy each other. We always find fun stuff to do mainly because we are together benefiting from one another’s company.
Main reason, I believe, these trips are always awesome…
Hanging out with friends who share the love of Christ with me is the best thing. We are silly and laugh at crazy things, but our conversations always come down to sharing love. Our experiences help encourage one another. It refreshes! It renews…it recharges!
I hope you too can find a group that does this for you.