Saturday, February 16, 2008

R & R....

Ahhhh, I'm still reminiscing over our 3 night R&R getaway last week to the mountains. JP and I enjoy rejuvenating ourselves in the hot mineral waters that seep from the earth here in Colorado. And even though it's quite chilly outside in February, a soothing soak in those steamy waters warms us right up!

A quick escape to the Collegiate Peaks offered the perfect refuge. We spent our first night in a newly built cabin at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and enjoyed soaking in their hot pools that line the river below. Then, the following days, we enjoyed taking several dips in our very own private bath just up the road. There, we stayed in a cozy, turn of the century cabin, reading Eckhart Tolle's inspirational books while enjoying the warm glow of a fire. Both cabins included all the amenities, so we took our food in tow and enjoyed making meals for one another....

It was great!... And I realize that we need to do that more often to recharge and reconnect with both one another and with ourselves. When life gets crazy-busy as often ours does, take a break..... Go soaking :) And, I feel so blessed to live in such a picturesque place that can easily take my breath away and warm my soul!

~ Johanna


* The view before our descent down to the cabins nestled along the river... Brrrrrr, but yet how breathtaking......


* The hazy steam from the hot spring pools alongside the river surrounds JP soaking below....


* I stand in front of the old Cottonwood Log Cabin..... Look at the snow!


* I sneak up to steal a pic of JP in the private pool right outside the Cottonwood Cabin...


* JP starts the fire with a smile... Soot from many fires ago creates a time-worn patina between a wall of various-shaped quartz rocks...

12 comments:

April said...

How FUN!!!! These mountains are insanely beautiful, and it truly is a giant playground even in the winter
Hugs!!
April

vintagepaletteart said...

Waht a wonderful valentine's day way to relax! Beautiful scenery like that is simply a gift from god!

=D *Lori

Kitty Forseth said...

Oh Jo..

My heart is just aching to go somewhere like this.. How wonderful for you and JP to find such a beautiful and restful retreat. If only it could last longer.

Are you getting my emails? I'm not even sure which email to use.. sorry I am so behind the times lately.

Love to you both,

Kitty

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Hi, Johanna and JP!! What a lovely not-too-far-away getaway you enjoyed!! I'll have to get Mike to try this one!! We recently went to a cool B&B in Manitou for the weekend!! Love your blog, and keep meaning to email you...but time...what happens???? Hugs, Trudy

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Lucky you to have a great getaway and some down time!! I love the new blog header too!

Lori

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Oh My Johanna!!

Now how beautiful is that?!! Glad you had a chance for a nice, quiet, relaxing (well deserved) get-a-way!

And...I'm presenting you with the "You Make My Day Award"! Visit my blog for all of the details!

xoxo,
JoycEE

Designs by CK said...

Johanna ~ Sounds like you got some great R&R and WOW...what a great place to do it. The pictures were beautiful!

Thanks for sharing with us! :)

Hugs,
Chris

Mica said...

hey there Johanna.. I left you a wonderful Art Award on my blog.. please stop by to pick it up !!! Hugs, Mica

Sylvia Anderson said...

Oh my gosh...that place looks wonderful!!! I would love to go somewhere like that for a mini getaway...lucky you! :) Thank you for sharing your lovely photo's with us!

Jackie said...

Great vacation...looks so warm and cozy! Have a great day! jackie

michelle sylvia said...

The first thought that comes to mind is "Calgon, take me away"!! That place looks so relaxing even with all that snow! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Michelle

Emily said...

Wonderful fun! I've never done this but it looks really wonderful! :)