peace

Semi planned holiday

Holidays or vacations don’t have to be stressful as I recently posted.

My husband and I just returned from a 2 night time out. It was exciting, relaxing and stress free. We picked a great bed and breakfast and went from there.

The first night we found fliers at our bed and breakfast for a wonderful place called the Whitehorse Steakhouse. For $50 a person we got a 5 course meal, live music and a romantic atmosphere and the table was ours for the night.

The next day after a few hours of sitting on the balcony we visited a a great coffee shop in Denton then a winery not too far from Gainsville. While there, we enjoyed the beautiful view, live music and some local wine tasting.

The drive back to the B and B through the Texas hill country was amazing. It was so green and lush. We had no agenda, no schedule, we were free to do as we pleased. In our crazy busy lives, this was just what we needed.

The last morning we woke up and sat on our balcony then got an idea to check out a local thrift store. When we got to the address, it was no longer there. No thrift shopping for us. We didn’t let that discourage us and decided to go to Dallas for our last few hours. We found a really cool Turkish market and had lunch at a Turkish restaurant that the shopkeeper recommended. On the drive home, we shared in a devotion I pulled up on you version and shared in some great conversation.

So if you don’t have time to plan an elaborate vacation, don’t let that stop you. Set a side 3 or 4 days and pick a direction. Use Google to find a place to stay that matches your desire. When you get there, pick up some brochures or ask the locals what they would recommend. Google what interests you such as museums, coffee shops, parks, etc. If something doesn’t work out, no stess, move on to the next thing.

Remember the goal is to reconnect with your family, Christ and to maintain peace through the holidays.

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