Sunday Koffee Klatch time~~

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   Posted 7/19/2009 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
For those who are new to Healing Well, please let me extend a warm and sincere welcome! You will find that the different forums seem more like families than cold, impersonal groups. Each of us was a newbie at one time and understand how you feel. So please feel right at home and join in any and all conversations.

If you are not new but haven't posted yet...that's fine and we still welcome you with open arms. Please feel comfortable joining in the conversations and share your ideas and opinions. The more opinions and comments we have to read the more chance of another person seeing it and getting the help that THEY need, whether they post or not either. The more the better seems to work well. smilewinkgrin

So, in our daily Koffee Klatch we take a tiny part of our day just for what we call ME time. NO one is to interrupt your ME OK, Chutzie is dreaming This is a place that is free of the "P" word! Time to share ideas, perspectives and dreams. If you have an idea for a topic feel free to click the little envelope that is lit up under my name...over there. <----- I'll be happy to share your ideas with everyone.

OK, now that it's hours and hours past my so let's talk vacations today. Ahhhh, what is YOUR favorite vacation spot? Not your spouse or S/O but if you were to make the choice, where do YOU like to go? Let's make this a real place (as opposed to a dream spot.)

As many of you already know...I love the beach. We go to a small park on the beach and park our trailer and for me there is no therapy in the world that can come near to matching it. Each day must be equal to 10 years of I love to hear the waves for there is something about them that is so soothing. Walking on the sand is almost mesmerizing and is the tranquility I need. Our life is busy because of kids and grandkids who are here on a daily basis. I love them dearly but hubby and I need our Beach Time or we can't be responsible for what happens next... shocked

Where do YOU love to go?
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
You know Chutzie you have mentioned your "get a way" to the beach many times before, a place that you and your husband go to, to  recharge your batteries and refresh your souls! I have read and reread your post and pondered it over and over.  Maybe that is my problem I don't have, and I am not sure that I ever have had, ( or at least for a very long time)  that one special place to go to "get away from it all" and to recoup and to regenerate and becomed renewed. By reading your Post I really think that probably everyone needs to have a place like that!  Maybe most do?
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine would also be the beach. A private bungoloo with the cool netting around the bed. When you go to sleep you can hear the ocean and the waves.. Thats what I would rather do over any vacation known to man.

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   Posted 7/19/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I love the woods and the mountains and I also love to camp. I guess for me my ideal vacation would be to go camping in the mountains. Not really possible at this time due to finances, but we do go to a nice little state park about 15 miles away and camp as much as possible. I just love to sit around the camp fire after dark watching the flames dance around and through the wood, and the smell of it.....few things better in the world IMHO.
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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Going someplace that has swings, I always like to rock..I go into my own world when I rock..
I can go as fast or as slow as I like and be at one with myself...just swinging or rocking.
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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Me, I like Disneyworld. Call me crazy but I love to go and watch the grandchildren. I have a motorized wheelchair so I am comfortable. We will go again in October I do believe. It will be the first time for the baby too. Oh I can't wait.

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   Posted 7/19/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   


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   Posted 7/19/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   

I have two favorites. The beach is one, the best beaches I have been to by far is Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Its has become a real hot spot in the past 5 yrs. We discovered this place by accident. We were in a resort in Cozamel that was suppose to be a 5 star which was maybe a 2 and extremely disappointing and expensive. So, instead of hanging out at the resort we went exploring. We took a ferry ride that lasted about 45 minutes and got off of it and I saw the most gorgeous white beach and turquoise water that I had ever seen in my life. The sand looked like powdered sugar. We decided right then and there that we had to come back to this place and stay a week. I think we rode over on the ferry twice during this trip. We returned back there in 6 months and stayed for a week at a great resort called the IberoStar. We also celebrated my brother's 50th birthday there, a group of 20 of us went. We got comfortable enough on the second trip to rent scooters and we rode all over that place exploring new beaches and drinks, lol. Total relaxation in my opinion. We went there many times.

My other favorite place is a lake we use to go camping at. We called it camping although we were like Chutzie, she has a trailer and we had an rv. I did my time many years roughing it in a tent. Nothing like a cool breeze on a lake at night, camp fire going and I am in heaven and I am relaxed. The only true time I can say I was relaxed was camped out. I have camped at many lakes in different states and really never had a favorite one, I loved them all. Wake in the mornings to the sounds of fishermen starting their boats and the smell of coffee and bacon frying.So, I am with Jim on the camping out, nothing like it.



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