I needed to slow down a bit, there are so many things going on in my life, and as a mother or parent you might very well relate to me. My blogging, two kids, husband and home, end of the school year picnic, summer recitals, concerts, etc... I told my husband I need a break. Every now and then we do take a break. Memorial Day holiday was coming by, but this time I wanted something different than a usual break. Then one of my good friend's message came as a blessing; they wanted to go for a vacation rental, and she was just wondering if we could join them. It was an obvious yes. My friend and her family have been doing vacation rentals for many years. She is very pro at it. She made all the planning, bookings, and everything. She spoke with the owner to get photos from the location or the property where we were going. It made everything so much easier.
The significant part of living in New England or more precisely Connecticut is we have access to the all beautiful places, and natural abundance New Hampshire, Vermont to most versatile NYC has to offer and all in a driving distance. This time we wanted to go away from all hustle and bustle to a tucked away place in a quiet border of Vermont and New Hampshire.
The best part was that the rental was lake facing so your eyes can cover all the corners if you sit on the patio or you can enjoy mindful morning mist with your cup of tea or coffee and soak the sunset in the evening with the lake view. That day we started at about 10 am in the morning and reached there at 12.30 pm. It was almost lunchtime, so we packed the food on the way. We sat on the patio and had lunch with our friend.
The rental offered paddle boat, kayak, canoeing, etc. The quaint and the quite cottage had two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a den for kids upstairs and patio overlooking the lake with living room. After we had settled down, we went for paddling boating. While paddling the boat, you can see the whole lake with its surrounding lush greenery. My son did canoeing with my friend and my husband. My little girl and friend's two daughters enjoyed most of the time at the kid's den as they were meeting after a while. In the evening we made a cup of tea in the kitchen while overlooking the view and kids had their snacks. It was such a relaxing time with letting yourself loose from the daily grind.
By the time it was evening, our husbands had fired up the grill and cooked some delicious chicken. We just cooked rice for the little kids. The best part was me and my friend did not do much yet enjoyed the dinner with a great view.
Then the next day I and my husband got up little early and enjoyed the serene misty morning lake view. He made some waffle and omelet, and I made just tea and my friend set up kids breakfast. Then kids enjoyed the little beach area, and the adults did kayaking, and paddle boating along with spending time with on the lake and nature. Did not realize how time went by and yet again it was lunch time; we again cooked with a beautiful view.
In daily grind, you can't imagine how it feels like watching the gold and silver fishes playing in the clear water. Kids got the experience of fishing too with the toy fishing rods. Kids got a chance to scent the sweet smell of the earth. Initially, kids were skeptical about it. I loved my friend's explanation; she said that it's nothing bad, it's just different you just need to experience and appreciate the difference. My friend and I took a walk along the dirt roads. It was so wonderful to hear the music of streaming water and see the greenery anywhere your eyes could reach. Like everything has an end our sweet vacation ended too. Like every good thing, it left its own good memories and experiences. We get back to our routine life, but such beautiful breaks rejuvenate us and unwind us. We are ready to face the daily grind with more zeal and zest.