I didn’t really have much of a weekend because I worked all day on Saturday. Therefore, when Sunday rolled around I was torn between going on an adventure or being a hermit crab in my fluffy fortress while binge watching Roseanne (rediscovered treasure). Thankfully, even though it was dreary and rainy, I woke up feeling alive and ready to go! My boyfriend, Trevor, and I packed up and headed for Idyllwild before we had time to change our minds.
We stopped at the grocery store, got some snacks, and a portable container of Pinot Grigio (packaged specifically for adventures- WAY COOL). Trevor made two CD’s for the road that seemed to perfectly fit the feeling of the day. Here’s a snippet of our Rainy Day Road Trip Soundtrack:
This was our second trip to Idyllwild together. It was a stark contrast from the first trip that we took in the summer. Then, the town was packed to the brim with people, BBQ, dogs, and live music. It was the perfect depiction of a typical summer day. I suppose it’s not AS happening of a place during the winter; however, I rather enjoyed the desolate feel of the town. It was dreary, cold, rainy, and a step away from society.
After we got a sweet tooth fixin’ from the candy store, we drove around and dreamt about mountain life. “Oooing” and “ahhing” over the cabins and cottages. You can really tell a lot about a person by the way they make use of their yard! Looking at houses is one of my favorite past-times for that reason alone. All “decor rules” aside, I love to learn one’s story simply by being in their home.
Anyway, so after looking at the homes, we just began to journey and pull over at various spots that caught our attention. We gazed at the vast views, felt small and hidden under the tall trees, climbed rocks, and watched a truly beautiful sunset. We ended the evening walking around Lake Fulmor with the last minutes of light the day had to offer. It was so amazingly peaceful. We were the only two in sight walking in what felt like a Thomas Kincade painting.
It was a perfect Sunday. I am so glad I did not give into lazy temptation. Always remember, no matter where you are, beauty is near you and adventures are to be had!
– Naturally inspired. Locally aware. Universally beautiful. With love, Whitney.