Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Moms' Getaway: White Springs, Florida


My two friends and I rented a cabin at the Stephen C. Foster Cultural Center in White Springs, Florida for two nights recently. We all enjoy hiking and the area state parks offered a bounty of lush greenery. 


We strolled the boardwalks at Falling Creek Falls and off-roaded in Big Shoals State Park. We wore fairy wings and flower crowns. We forest bathed. We lit a campfire and made it dance with teals and purples. We wrote lists of goals and aspirations, things we wanted to do as friends. We watched fireflies. We created inappropriate MadLibs like 12 year old boys and cackled way too loud. We talked about failures and fears. Hopes and dreams.



At one point we walked into the state park gift shop and the park ranger took one look at us and asked if we were Wiccans.


Nah. Just a trio of moms about to enter a new phase of their lives and looking to let their hair down.


I don't have a ton of friends in my life but the ones I do have are very important to me. This weekend helped settle my emotions and soothe some sore places. 

How are you doing? How was your weekend?

6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I am happy for you that you ladies carved out the time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You inspire me to get out in the trees more. Now every time I do I make a point to touch them and soak them in more than I had in the past. Thank you.

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  2. That's so awesome <3 This is very similar to getaways I've done with my dear friend Dawn. We met as freshmen in college and she lives in Napa. We're more like sisters - I even lived with her mom and little sister when I was in grad school for a couple of years. We've done a camping trip together and gone to spend a night in a B&B together - so fun. Although we won't do a trip this summer, I'm hopeful that next year we can plan a glamping trip! It's so nice to get away from it all and have space and time to talk and just be with a close friend. I'm so glad you and your friends made special time for yourselves.

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    1. I am so happy you have someone like that in your life. I love your idea of B&B with a friend. I need to do that soon. I rarely do well in crowded, light conversational situations but close one on one or with small handful of friend time is so recharging for me. I can't wait to hear all about your glamping trip! Do you do it in a tent, cabin or RV??

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  3. oh yeah - we also did a fun weekend in San Francisco in a fancy hotel with her hotel points! :) That's also something that's a lot of fun :)

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    1. NICE! I am trying to earn some travel rewards but it is slow going. It would help if I actually traveled for my job. LOL! My sister, daughters and I have a nice hotel booked for Salem in October. It looks really cute. It is the top floor is an old house turned into a hotel. I cannot wait. That will be great girl time too.

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