Posted on February 28, 2013 by MaryJane
I know there are times when I’m too tuned in …
I can feel it.
It’s that computerized conundrum we find ourselves in these days:
Love the connection, the info, the ease of getting stuff done.
Hate the fevered-focus-brain-fog syndrome that hits when we get too caught up in living online.
Been there, done that—right?
Not unlike an addiction, this fact-paced electronic lifestyle can be hard to quit—even for a few hours.
Sometimes willpower alone just doesn’t cut it.
We know we should unplug, but … hang on … just one more e-mail …
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Posted on February 17, 2013 by MaryJane
Now that you’ve read my book, Glamping with MaryJane, you need to find a fabulous place to get your glamp on.
Here’s the first installment of 15 places in the U.S.A. (There are more, but I figure 15 will get you dreamin’ out loud.)
Cherry Wood Breakfast & Barn
Because who doesn’t want to stay in a tepee? These glowing bungalows in Yakima, Washington, are filled with cozy beds and are available April thru early October. Along with barbeque grills, compact refrigerators, separate super-clean and private water closets, open-air showers round out the amenities.
Have you ever been on a winery tour via horseback? Giddyup and sip up! Ride on an all-day tour, with your horse or theirs, to the local wineries, including a stop for lunch at Cultura Winery.
Mannerly dogs are welcome for $20 a night, but leave the kids at home, this is a working ranch. Your pup will get their own special bed beside yours, and a safe secure kennel to stay in while you’re on the wine trail.
And, while you’re at it (you’re on vacation after all), restore yourself in a twilight tub. Warm soothing waters, delicately scented bath salts, a gentle breeze through the willows, and nothing but the wide open skies above.
Take in the sunset, watch the moon rise or gaze at the stars – there’s no better way to end a day in the wine country of Washington. Outdoor bathing is an extra $35 / person per hour.
Posted on February 12, 2013 by MaryJane
I’d like you to meet Manuela.
She is a maven of mystery,
a practitioner of patience,
a survivor in the purest sense.
Manuela, I should mention,
is also …
a red-footed tortoise, to be exact,
and she has a story that rivals fiction.
Let’s just say that the Count of Monte Cristo had nothing on this resilient reptile.
You see, Manuela has been in exile for 30 years …
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Posted on February 6, 2013 by MaryJane
Talkin’ ’bout my girl, my girl!
Posted on February 4, 2013 by MaryJane