Every now and again we all need time to refresh. Get away from noise, the pressure of life and just shut down for a time.
Earlier this week, my husband Ed and I made a journey to the mountains. Living on the Western Slope of Colorado, the opportunity for a romantic drive is all around. We live in Grand Junction, the National Monument is a few miles down the road and the Grand Mesa is a few miles up the road.
The early autumn is bathed in glorious golden hues. The air is crisp. And the higher you go you might even see some snow. If you're really lucky you'll see big horn sheep or maybe a moose. This day we weren't that fortunate.
We stopped by a beautiful blue lake. So serene. The water was icy cold. No I didn't jump in, just stuck my hand to how cold it was.
Making our way down the mountain, we discovered a private area next to a stream. Walking back the short path and stepping ove a little gully, we found the perfect spot. Two flat rocks that served as a table. Ed set the table with our plates of cheese and crackers. He poured the the red wine and made a toast to romance. It was beautiful, the two of us alone, together. We sat for a while, enjoying the moment, savoring this precious time.
Finishing the wine and the cheese, we gathered our picnic backpack and started our drive back to Grand Junction, making plans for another romantic interlude.
Life is about living. Taking romantic journeys. Escaping for a time. Is it your turn for the journey?
Sallie Wysocki Art