Monday, September 24, 2007

A Great Getaway

Our weekend at Mohonk was tremendous fun and we came back very relaxed and ready to to tackle the week. Above is a photo of the mountain house from one of the hiking trails we were walking on.

We were in one of the towers and had windows all over our room. We also had a very nice sitting area with a couch, 2 chairs and a center table.The plants in the corner were from my raid on the Mohonk greenhouse.

The other half of our room, along with my husband and some various luggage pieces.

I believe that most of the rooms there have fireplaces. It was a bit too warm to run ours but it is pretty none the less.

The parlor where 365 days a year, tea & cookies are served at 4-5pm. Unfortunately their tea is never hot enough for me. When I drink a hot beverage, I expect it to be hot, not luck warm or cold. I suspect though that thanks to the McDonald's lawsuit all those years ago, with the scalding coffee, it has made it hard to get really piping hot tea at Mohonk. It is so pretty here though, I can deal with warm tea for a couple of days.

Lots of different paths and hiking trails to follow as you wind around into the woods.

The lake right before dark. I took over 200 photos on our two day trip so I'll be spreading them out a bit because there are just too many to show all at once. I feel like I've come home full of creativity and inspiration from our trip.

16 comments:

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time...beautiful place.
Gorgeous photo of the lake...

Have a good week!
Catherine

Abby Creek Art said...

Geez, can I come with you next time, Ruth?! That place is gorgeous! So glad you had a nice time.xo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yes, Getting away from home always gives me inspiration for future projects. Your trip sounds so nice and thanks for sharing the fabulous photos. ~ Lynn

Lynda said...

Glad you had a nice relaxing time, Ruth. That last photo is gorgeous! ~ Lynda ♥

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Ladies, it was so much fun, I cannot even tell you. I always come back from there full of creative energy and happines.. I take every opportunity to go too..if my husband is playing a gig there, I tag along for a few hours. Sometimes we go for dinner and a hike or just hiking..it is such a happy place.

Sure Linda, you can come with me next time..if you can fit into my duffle bag, there shouldn't be a problem. : )

Lynda, I was clicking all kinds of photos while I was there..it is amazing how many pictures you can take there. When I shot that last one, I thought..this one stinks, it's no good and will have to be erased. My hubby looked at them and told me he loved the last one and that I shouldn't erase it..go figure. I guess it does reflect the time of day that it was...I like that one too now. It has rubbed off on me.

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Breathtaking... I can see why you come back all full of energy... looks like a wonderful place to recharge your batteries... awesome.. and I agree that last photo says it all with the reflections and the time of day...wow!

LOVE JO

Suzanne said...

WoW! That is a gorgeous place...inside and out! I can see why you would want to capture it in photos. Glad you had a relaxing time!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jo & Suzanne, you really cannot take a bad picture there. Well actually you can but if you do it is definately your own fault.

Naturegirl said...

It is always so nice to get away off the beaten path and breathe in the calm and become one with nature..something I must do soon.
hugs NG

Ruth Welter said...

I hope you are able to get away and hang out with nature soon NG.

A Lilac in My Path said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place for a weekend get a way! It is just beautiful, and so are the photos you took... I enjoyed browsing all your beautiful art work and your Esty shop is just wonderful!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment to my blog. I sure hope you drop by for another visit soon. I will surely be back to see your beautiful work again...

Smiles...

Beverly

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Beverly.

the feathered nest said...

What a great room you had! Lovely scenery. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and who wouldn't surrounded by all that beauty!

Manuela

Ruth Welter said...

I think it would be pretty hard to have a bad trip to Mohonk Manuela. It's true too, this is the best room we've ever had on any of our stays there.

Greenie Gardens said...

What a lovely spot! Great choice for some time away. Bet you really got some great ideas for your work. Stephanie

Ruth Welter said...

We did have a great time , thanks Stephanie. Every tiime we go there we have a blast.