It’s been an insane week. No, actually, it’s been an insane month.
Make that six months.
Hell, it’s been an insane 18 months!
Unfortunately, when I injured my foot in January I was forced to use up all my vacation and sick time and once those were used up I was put on an hourly schedule for about 6 weeks (with very little work), so my vacation accrual rate slowed waaay down. Long story short, I not only have no vacation time, I’m somehow in the hole by about 70 hours!
That said, I absolutely NEED to get away. I need to not work, to totally relax, to read a little and write a little (and maybe even shake this on-going case of writer’s block), and to spend some time with my (incredibly patient and supportive) husband who somehow puts up with me working literally morning, noon, and night.
A very intense project wrapped up today and I expect that more insanity is on the way, so there’s a window of exactly… well – two full days (Saturday and Sunday) for us to blow this joint and get away.
Can you help us think of a place to go?
Here are the requirements:
It must be within 4 or so hours of Seattle by car.
It must be romantic.
There must be water.
There must be trees.
There must be fun activities.
It can’t be too expensive.
There must be serenity.
If Tom had his way, he’d probably prefer to go here:
But he knows that I’m looking for something more like this:
Is there any hope of a happy compromise? (Fortunately, he’s happy to go along with whatever I want on this one.)
Ideas? Links? Suggestions?