I’m sitting here, writing, having spent three days relaxing in paradise. If you follow me on social media you might know that earlier this summer I was lucky enough to spend a week away in the sun. Well, I was so excited because I had the opportunity to go back.
That’s right, I had three days relaxation before the college chaos commences!
We got up early Tuesday morning, picked up Whit and hit the road. After chatting laughing (and fighting over JJ Watt) we arrived at our destination, Lake Chelan. We unpacked some of our beach essentials and spent a good amount of time at the beach before our residence check in.
After catching some rays, we packed the beach essentials back up and headed towards our accommodations. On the way we stopped for a lovely, sweet treat and we also picked up some groceries. Then, it was time to unload the car. We managed to get it done quite quick, leaving enough time to sit by the swimming pool, paint our nails, and eat some dinner. We spent a little bit of time in the hot tub, watched bachelor pad and then headed to bed.
Wednesday was a relaxed day. We didn’t have much planned and stayed local. We ended up launching our kayaks in the marina across the street and I had a great time teaching and gaining some muscle mass at the same time. After paddling a good distance, we made our way back. We bought a shaved ice each and my dad had one for the first time. He seemed to like it!
The rest of the day was spent poolside, eating, and playing a couple rounds of cards. Let’s just say when it comes to the game we played I have no problem calling a bluff!
Thursday was my favorite day. It started much like the others. We got up and dressed. I had my two English muffins and we headed back out to the beach. Once we had set up our spot on the beach, Whit and I decided to go for refreshments and take a little walk into town. After standing in the local Starbucks for what seemed like forever, we started walking down the main street in Chelan. I love looking at the things that the shops there have to offer but as with any holiday town, everything is over priced. That is everything except for the bookshop. This bookshop is my favorite of all time. It is nice and small but they always have a great selection. I picked up three books while we were there. I don’t know when I will get time to read them, but I’m excited about them anyhow.
We then made our way back to the beach and broke out the kayaks again. By this time Whit was practically a pro and we managed to, again, paddle a long distance. We even decided it was a good idea to try and race a motorboat… Bet you can’t guess who won…
That evening we went for a lovely meal as a last night hoorah. A cheese platter, a salad, lamb chops with seasonal vegetables and sweet potato chips later and we were quite full. I did however manage to make room for trying something new. I had never tried crème brûlée before but I had always wanted to. Well, I can check that one off of my “food I really want to eat” list. We then walked back to our home away from home and spent the rest of the evening watching a TV show about the top 20 craziest commercials in the world. It was hilarious!
Friday, we packed. It was time to say good bye which is always sad but a wise man once told me that the sad feeling we get shows how much fun we have had. We spent our last couple of hours at the beach, reading and enjoying the last bit of sunshine before we hit the road.
Now that I am back home, I feel as if my summer has truly come to an end. It is time to pack up all my belongings, say good-bye to good friends and start a new adventure. I feel so blessed to have had these amazing days away and feel ready (or as ready as I will ever be) to take on what’s next.
|Here are some "iCaptured" pics. My DSLR happened to die the moment we arrived and I seem to be poor when it comes to packing camera chargers, phone chargers, etc.|