Gift #781: Winter retreat

About this time every year I reach official “Stir-crazy” status and must find relief in a weekend trip.  Last year, it was a trip to Cinci.  This year I went to Spring Mill State Park for a winter vacation with my parents.  It’s my favorite place, and although I’ve not seen all of my state, I’m sure it is also the most beautiful.  I thought it would be a perfect winter get-away so arrangements were made last fall and I eagerly waited for our trip.  Spring Mill was perfect.  Carpeted in fresh snow, it made for blissfully peaceful surroundings.

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We watched it start snowing Friday evening whilst ensconced in the Inn.  And it snowed, and snowed…. Saturday morning saw a world reborn under 5″ of snow.  And still it drifted down in large, fluffy flakes.  All thoughts of hiking completely eroded at this point; my family enjoyed driving around the park and quick jaunts to some favorite places that were nearby.  My mom and I spent Saturday afternoon knitting away in the lobby.  A good part of Sunday morning was spent in similar capacity.  There’s a huge gas fireplace, which is a great place to draw up rocking chairs and enjoy a warm beverage.


It was a wonderful, relaxing time.  The dreary monotonous landscape of winter was transformed into a wonderland.  It was like being in Narnia – we even had lampposts!

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I’ll share more pictures in the days to come.

Blessings to you,



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