Friday, April 16, 2010

Working Vacation


I love my job, and especially during weeks like this, where I spent three days in Colorado Springs. Sure, I spent much of my time at a tradeshow, all the while wishing I could be out hiking, walking, and admiring the amazing scenary, but still just being there was pure bliss - and gave me a much-needed recharge.

Some people are refreshed by oceans - not me! Give me mountains, forests, wooded areas anytime - they just lift me up inside and give me an inner thrill, even from afar.

Now I didn't take this photo - because I really didn't have time to do the tourist-y stuff and couldn't seem to even snap decent photos while my colleague drove us from Denver to Colorado Springs and back again a few days later. So this is a photo of Pike's Peak that I found on the Internet, but you get the idea - mind numbingly gorgeous.

And the enjoyment I get from staying all by myself in a hotel room for two nights makes all the standing in the line and going through security checkpoints at the airport all worthwhile. My silly indulgences included early morning walks outside in the cool, crisp air, along with late night knitting, crocheting, reading - totally self-indulgent pleasures.

Sure, I missed my family - but this break from the routine was sorely needed and appreciated.

7 comments:

Elysbeth said...

Glad you made it back safely, and despite working still feel renewed.

Sure you don't want to house sit in October? We live in the bumpy part of WI : )

Rebecca said...

Ahhhhh...lovely!

Phyllis Bourne said...

Breathtaking photo, Chelle! Sorry you didn't get a chance to explore the area more.

Kim said...

Glad you feel renewed from your trip, Chelle. That IS really a gorgeous part of this country. And I'm just like you when it comes to oceans vs. mountains...I choose the mountains every time!

Mango Knits and Thinks said...

Colorado is amazing. I went to camp in Estes and I still look back on the pictures fondly. The mountains are amazing there.

Christine said...

I think the favorite part of my business trips is just sitting relaxing in the hotel room too. A little walk in the early am in new surroundings, especially the gorgeous mountain country, would be lovely!

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