The week away is now complete. It started by driving to Big Bear and needing to go around the back way because of the San Bernardino Lake Fire. There was a worry that the retreat wouldn’t happen but even though the fire was near by it wasn’t near enough to disturb the retreat. Sadly now that we are home and have news and internet it has tripled in size now at over 20,000 acres and only 30% contained.
The retreat was good. Not exactly what I was expecting but all still good, just in different ways. There was not as much yoga as I had expected but still with a couple of sessions a day it was actually enough. There were a lot of other workshops that I didn’t think I would be interested in but the actual connections with others at the retreat made them worth it.
On Monday we then headed to Palm Springs to a nice spa there. The three days there included reading, hanging out in the room reading during the “high” of the day of 113 degrees. Sitting by the pool….reading. Getting in to cool off and then, yep reading some more. There was also an hour long massage that was awesome and some yummy food.
We came home today with a brief stop off to visit the nieces. Then home, back to the reality of Charleston and growing fires and 500 work emails. With a three day weekend still on the agenda I am currently grilling stuff I had in the freezer. Tomorrow will be yard work, laundry and grocery shopping. It is a nice cool 95 which actually feels cool after being in Palm Springs.