Saturday, August 30, 2014

Relax, rejuvenate and refresh!

by Mary Kennedy                         
 
Last week, I did something I rarely do--I devoted a three day week-end to rest and relaxation at a fabulous hotel in Rehobeth Beach. No computer, no pressure to work, just a time to decompress and enjoy the beautiful weather at this popular seaside town.                       
 
I felt pampered from the first moment I saw our "garden room." A private garden, what could be better?          
                                                           
 

Every morning we had coffee and breakfast from a terrific buffet. There was no hurry to do anything, the ocean was waiting for us and it was only a few blocks away. It felt decadent, lingering over the newspaper and coffee, enjoying some great food. Best of all, I didn't have to cook it!                                          
                                                           
 
   I could relax and enjoy the scenery, throw a few bread crumbs to the koi in the pond and just kick back.           
 
 I could enjoy the "adults only" pool at the edge of the garden (there was a kiddie pool on another floor.)
                                                       
 
We could stroll along the boardwalk
or take a dip in the ocean--the water was perfect!
 
This is one of the first times I've ever left my laptop at home (sorry, laptop!), and it was wonderful to disconnect for a few days. In the evening, I could curl up with a book; the hotel had a great library filled with books,chess sets and games.          
                                                         
 
 
 And there were plenty of places to have coffee or wine after dinner and enjoy a good chat.
 

 
Was it worth it? Yes! Do you have a special place that you like to escape to, a place where all your worries are cast aside and you experience pure joy and relaxation? I hope you do. Here's wishing you a happy getaway!
 
Mary Kennedy