Saturday morning marked the beginning of my week-long vacation at Blue Jay Farms. I’ve only been here a little over 24 hours and for the first time in awhile, I actually feel like I had a full weekend. I didn’t spend it running errands or checking things off my to-do list. I just relaxed. And it feels so good. More so, it feels great knowing I have no obligations or worries for another seven days. I’m beyond thankful for booking this trip. It’s making me more zen-like in mind, body, and spirit already.
As my Father’s Day gift to my Dad, I invited him and my Mom down to the cabin for the weekend. Like me, Dad has really needed to get away and take his mind off some things so I thought this trip was a perfect avenue for him to do that. We spent Saturday canoeing, chatting, swimming, playing with Miley, and grilling a gigantic steak dinner. Sunday morning, I fixed a big breakfast for the family including pancakes, eggs, bacon, and fruit. Before they left for other Father’s Day festivities at home, we went for a walk around the lake and had a very intense game of ping pong between Dad, me, and Miley (ball catcher). I was sad to see them leave this afternoon, but I’m also looking forward to enjoying the quiet and finding some peace of mind.
I did not get pictures of our adventures this weekend (I’m really horrible at this whole capture memories thing), but here are a few I did manage to take.