Thursday, September 27, 2012

time well spent

time together
is always well spent.

whether it is sitting together
watching tv or going on a
grand adventure;
time spent in each
other's company
is always time well spent!

the hubbie and i
went on a mini get away;
we live in a border town between
washington state & canada.
neither of us had ever been
to this destination even though
it is only 45 minutes away!

we went for an overnight stay.

the two of us went on lots of casual walks,
more intense hikes,
shopping, eating and some good
old relaxing.
what a sweet get away!

when we arrived at our destination
we drove around the outskirts to a park;

to relax and watch
water lapping up at the shore,
geese floating in the water
and to go for a casual walk
around the park

a little old couple arrived
at the same time as we did.
the old man was bent over,
and had a cane;
walking very slowly while
his wife carried two lawn chairs.
they slowly walked to a spot
and sat up their chairs.

then held hands and watched
the water and just talked.

how sweet. really just how sweet is that?
i want to grow old with mark
and enjoy time well spent
JUST like this little couple!

when we were getting ready to leave
i snapped this photo-

see why i thought it was so inspiring?
talk about time well spent together!

on our way home after our quick get away
we stopped in a near by town
for some antique shopping,
a walk up a set of crazy, steep stairs...over 100 steep steps!

and a bookstore that took my breath away!
mark pegged it right,
if you have seen the movie national treasure
and they find the room filled to the brim with
treasure and how their faces looked...
he said, "your face looked just like theirs faces!"
yes,  i am sure it did! :) there were approximately 10 rows
just like this one in the store!

have a blessed rest of your week
my friends and remember;

time spent with loved ones
is always time well spent.



Lauren Greenland said...

A very touching photo of the older couple, thanks for sharing!

Nonnie said...

I couldn't agree more. It is my favorite thing to do - just be with my Dear Heart. We are blessed to have people in our lives that we enjoy being with.

Susan Kane said...

What a lovely post...Did you actually leave the bookstore? Was the back of the car piled high with your own 'national treasures'?

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Melody! returning your visit... oh my, what a lovely place where you live!! If I can ever get up the gumption {and Money} to travel I'd love to go over to the NW coast. And love your Hepburn quote ;-)

Katherines Corner said...

wonderful photos, just lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Love the story and pic of the older couple. Yes, that is what I want to be doing in 30 years. :)

Glad you had a fun little trip away.

You will have to tell me where this bookstore is . . . though my husband could get lost in it for hours, I'm afraid.

Looking forward to coffee and chat time.

:) :) :)

Heather said...

I gave you a One Lovely Blog Award. Go to my page to see it.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Melody-Mae, What a wonderful post and photos. Looks like a lovely time. Thank you for sharing.