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This weekend we went away and stayed in a hotel. We received a free night from our Marriott Rewards, and wanted to get away from the house, but not too far. We decided to go to a city 45 minutes away, Alpharetta, Georgia. We had been looking forward to this getaway for weeks. The hotel had an indoor heated pool with an exercise room, and on Sunday they had a buffet bunch. Also, I had researched a great Greek restaurant in the area. I checked the menu, reviews, and the prices at the restaurant were incredible

We checked in early around 12 noon on Saturday, walked around the hotel to see where everything was, and then found our “new” favorite Greek restaurant. The food was incredible just like the reviews said. The portions so huge we didn’t have to eat again the whole day. Great tip: if you eat lunch around 2pm, you don’t have to pay dinner prices or eat out twice for the day. In the evening water, juice and little snacks can tie you over.

This little getaway was so refreshing. We got caught up on our TV watching (we do not have television at home). We all exercised together in the gym. My daughter was able to swim, since it’s too cold to swim at our home, and I was able to lie in bed and do my favorite hobby, reading.

I’m learning it’s not always about the length or location of the getaway. It’s really about being able to relax and allow your mind, body, and spirit to get refreshed and renewed.

What have you done lately to get refreshed?

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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 15, 2008
    • Sharman, it really is not all about length and location as you stated, rather sometimes, if you go for a long time, it becomes overwhelming and when you returned you are in the same state as when you left.

      My latest refreshing happened in the summer when I visited a friend in Stone Mountain, GA, not only was it exhilarating, but turned out to be restorative as well.  Maybe that trip prepared us for what happened a few weeks later, when we had to make an unexpected move.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 15, 2008
    • Sharman,
      Glad you got a chance to take a nice getaway. It’s so true...you don’t always have to go far away or spend a fortune to get refreshed. Sometimes just a nice long drive in the country will do.

      Teeky....sometimes a nice short drive to the liquor stores works just as well...lol!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 15, 2008
    • Teeky...luv you, luv you....LOL



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      Kat007 wrote Dec 19, 2008
    • I am going to Joplin to pick up our foster dog this week-end and we are going to go on Saturday instead of Sunday so that we can spend the evening in a hotel away from the world.  I think that you should always get away every once in a while!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • Tori, you always make me smile.

      My husband and I sometimes play tourist and book a room down in Wailea. We sit at the pool, eat dinner out, get up the next morning and play a round of golf and then head up the mountain home.



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