Romantic Weekend Getaway – Part Three

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Yesterday I shared Part Two of our romantic weekend getaway and the day before I shared Part One.

We had such a lovely time on our getaway. It was much cooler in Prescott and the wind was blowing in the pines.  There is also an amazing smell in the early morning which I remember from a time in my youth when I lived briefly in Flagstaff. It smells a little like ice cream to me, I'm not sure why.

I'll start with our breakfast on our last day in the cottage. For this meal, I wanted to eat out on the private patio.  I wanted to use the hamburger I'd brought, so I made us each a hamburger patty and fried up the last of the 12 ounces of nitrate-free bacon.  For hubby I fried three eggs [affiliate link].  We had more chicken stock with sauerkraut juice, and I made us each a fruit plate.  We each had some honeydew melon, green grapes and for a sweet treat I made a little concoction that came to mind. I am going to call it a compote, although I'm sure that's totally correct.

I'd bought a container of blackberries from Costco a couple of days earlier, and I also brought two frozen bananas with me on our trip.  I melted one tablespoon of butter in a skillet and mashed the blackberries and cooked them for a while in the skillet. After a few minutes, I dumped in the now melted bananas. The bananas had turned a bit dark having thawed in the refrigerator.  I cooked them in the blackberries for about five minutes on each side. What a delicious little treat!

Breakfast on the private patio

After we ate breakfast it was time to start getting ready to leave. Checkout was at 11am and we started packing and getting everything into our vehicle about 9:30.

On our way our of town we took the scenic route again (we got lost) where we found this perfect huge Christmas tree.

Perfect Huge Christmas Tree

On our way back, even though hubby had hoped he could get home, get his truck loaded and hit the ground running to the next job… we decided to stop at Lynx Lake. What a gorgeous body of water!

Lynx Lake in Prescott, Arizona

We hiked down and I took off my sandals and dipped my feet into the water. Ahhhhh… it was a little chilly at first, but after a couple of minutes it felt great on my bare feet.

Me on Lynx Lake

Me standing in the water in Lynx Lake, hubby way up high snapping photos

After hubby climbed down from where he climbed up to take some pictures of me in the lake, we asked a couple passing by to take our picture which they happily agreed.

Just the two of us, standing by Lynx Lake

And one more photo as we left the lake:

Lynx Lake framed by trees and shrubs and bushes

It was such a nice weekend, and I think we both enjoyed ourselves and caught up on sleep!  I got hubby to eat some good GAPS meals (even though he did drink Pepsi) and I think this was the nicest weekend we've had in quite some time.  I am definitely getting more skilled at taking GAPS on the road!  It really helps to have a full kitchen!

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4 comments to Romantic Weekend Getaway – Part Three

  • Oh what wonderful photos, Starlene! So glad you had such a great time. You both look rested and happy, and you look especially great, of course. 🙂

    Shirley

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    Starlene Reply:

    @Shirley @ gfe, thank you for the nice compliments! I did feel very relaxed and the calmness continued throughout the week. My husband says he wants to plan our next getaway. I asked if he was also going to do all the cooking? 🙂

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  • How wonderful for the two of you to do that. I hope it strengthened your marriage and reminded you of the love you shared when you first got married. I really hope to copy you some time this summer.

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    Starlene Reply:

    @Suzy, actually I am in much better health now, so it was a lot more fun. We have actually been married and divorced, then remarried in 2007. And both honeymoons I was not as healthy as I am now. I hadn’t thought of that until you just mentioned that. Thank you! I hope you can get away sometime soon and have a relaxing time with your hubby too. 🙂

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