I’ve been craving to be around nature for the entire summer. My schedule would barely allow it though. I have been so busy this summer with traveling, working, and being a businesswoman. Every week I would tell my boyfriend we need to go on a hike, to the water or something. But our schedules would not allow it. Hell, I barely seen the young lad all summer due to our hectic schedules. But this weekend made up for everything. I got everything I’ve been longing for in the last 3 months, all in one weekend.
My boyfriend and I took a weekend trip to Monterey. Pure relaxation. All we wanted was to take a bomb shower/bath and go by the water. That was the premise of our trip. But it turned into something so much more. Just being by ocean water felt amazing. Inhaling and exhaling the crisp air was just what I needed to clear my mind. We got a room at the Hamptons which was nice. It had a gym so my boyfriend was juiced about that as well as a pool and Jacuzzi. Our room was the perfect size for us. It had a desk area so I was able to get my homework done and study, I was thrilled about that. I knocked out my homework right when we arrived so I could enjoy the rest of my weekend.
The bath I took though, OMG! Steamy bath while playing my “Ginuwine” Pandora and just relaxing. Then I took a shower with the extra shower head. That put the icing on the cake right there !!! I felt so relaxed with no care in the world. My body felt like it was literally on cloud 9. It just a good feeling being in a quiet area. Ya’ll know I still live in a loud area. So I was soaking in all of the quietness and relaxation.
Me and my boyfriend are foodies so we take TIME finding out what we eat anywhere we go. We like to make sure we get the bang for our buck. We dined at this family owned Italian restaurant named Gino’s. The reviews were really good so we decided to give it a try. And boy am I glad we did! That food was soooo bomb ! I had a delicious pasta dish and my boyfriend had a salmon dish. Both dishes were out of this world good. You know the food is good when you keep bringing up what’s good about it during the whole trip. Their salad was delicious as well. Their in house Italian dressing was to die for ! I licked my salad bowl clean.
Check out was at 12 the next morning. So my boyfriend woke up early as hell and went to the gym. He came back with breakfast from downstairs at the hotel. I woke up to freshly made waffles and cranberry juice. I was in heaven ! After breakfast we started packing up and getting dressed so we can head out. I told him we were not leaving until I get to some water. He made it happen for me because, yea I’m spoiled. I knew he wanted to go home, but nah. I was going to the water. I needed to make my trip complete. Plus being around nature puts me at ease. On the way home we stopped in Santa Cruz at this beach we visited a few months ago. It had some secluded areas I knew he would like. We found a little cove in the corner, sat our beach chairs up, and enjoyed the breeze. We played in the water and sand like some kids. It was so fun. I did yoga on the beach, just to ease my mind, body , and soul. I knew I had a very busy week coming up so I wanted to take advantage of where I was to get mentally prepared. When I tell you it was the most peaceful trip ever, I’m not lying. We ended our trip stopping at one of our favorite Thai places and dined in before we hit the road. That really put the icing on the cake.
As has been noted, this weekend was needed for me. For one, I haven’t spent actual time with my boyfriend in months. We see each other in passing so this weekend meant everything to me. I was finally able to take a bath, sleep in, and go by the water. I even squeezed in a little hike while getting to our beach location. I couldn’t ask for more. The peace and quiet was everything ! I can honestly say I am ready for this upcoming week of busy-ness. If you are ever feeling like blah and need a little pick me up, take a little over night trip to somewhere with nature and just breathe. Eat some delicious food and sleep in. Guarantee you will back at 100 and ready to take on the world. Like I am feeling right now !!! 🙂