May 13, 2014

Poconos Unplugged

Wow, I needed that weekend away.  We let the batteries on our phones die, we left our laptops at home and we spent a weekend in the Poconos with the dogs just enjoying ourselves.  It was magical.  We read, hiked, walked, danced, napped and ate.  I think we will be making this a monthly requirement.  It was a weekend full of wonderful moments.


Wandering through the stores in Jim Thorpe and laughing about all the awesome home decor pieces we could have taken home.


The smells of being outside.  When you spend most of your weekends in the city, you kind of forget what the woods smell like.  There were flowers blooming everywhere.


There were some epic naps.  One of my favorite moments of the weekend was during nap time.  I was reading and I could hear all the other living beings in the room breathing heavily and dreaming.


Fireplaces.  The wood burning kind.


Hiking with the dogs.  We did our best to wear them out this weekend and judging by our uneventful road trip home, I think we did just that.


We went to see Fitz & the Tantrums live at Penn's Peak which is a beautiful mountaintop concert venue.  The beers were cheap and the entertainment was amazing.


One of my resolutions for this year was to "connect" and I definitely think you need to disconnect in order to really connect.  It was so nice to have a weekend away from work calls and emails.  We enjoyed the peace & quiet and came back feeling quite recharged.

How often do you unplug?

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous!

    My aunt lives upstate, far past Jim Thorpe, and it's so nice to go there because no one can call me and bother me. The dogs run wild in the woods and it's really relaxing. I get up there a few times a year. I wish it was more, but life gets in the way.

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  2. this looks like so much fun! glad you had some relaxing time :) naps are my fave! love that chicken sign, lol

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  3. Looks like you had a great time getting away from it all! One of my favorite things to do. I had my bachelorette party in a cabin in the Poconos, it was great to just have all the girls together, drinking and dancing and hot tubbing (without worry about spending a fortune at a club or loud bar). A quiet getaway is the best to connect!

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  4. This looks like a perfect weekend! I seriously love a weekend where I'm able to completely unplug and just enjoy life/the people I'm with.

    PS - I hope you bought that chicken sign.

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  5. Love the Poconos for all those reasons- such a great place to unplug! Sounds like the perfect weekend getaway!

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  6. There's nothing like a good weekend away every once in a while!!!!

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  7. I've always wanted to go to the Poconos for a relaxing weekend- and now I want to even more!

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  8. This looks like so much fun! You'll have to give me the details where you stayed. I am making a pact to get away more often this summer to places close by. I had to sell my Subway Series tickets for the Rangers game tonight - priorities.

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  9. We always do long weekend trips! This one looks like you had such a relaxing time!!

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  10. Getaway trips are always good for the soul. So happy you were able to disconnect!

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  11. We go to a place in the mountains every year for the week of 4th of July. There is zero cell reception and it's glorious!

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  12. Love EVERYTHING about this post! I love getting away and just completely unplugging, but don't get to do that nearly often enough. While we were in Punta Cana we had zero cell phone service and I kinda' loved it!

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  13. I'm obsessed with the Poconos! I work there almost every summer, and I swear, it's just like a little slice of heaven there!

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  14. I love weekend getaways but refuse to fully disconnect. Need my phone at all times!

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