RESPITE / by Micaela

Sam and I are back from our trip to Mohonk.  The weather was unseasonably perfect, and our trip was decadent and relaxing, but first let me say that I was actually a little nervous about this place. It's a vastly huge hotel, it's in the middle of nowhere, and it's very old, so of course comparisons to The Overlook Hotel from The Shining were inevitable.  Despite trying not to let my imagination get the better of me, I couldn't help myself.  This one's for you, Aggie:

More on our trip. We took beautiful walks, ate lovely food (albeit earlier than I would have liked. Breakfast ended at 10am??!), had massages and stewed in the mineral pool, and generally otherwise did sweet fuck all. It was blissful to have free time to relax, but I have to say we both missed Roan terribly and could not wait to get home to him.

The view of Mohonk from our walk on day one

See that tower?  That's where I took the first picture from

This reminds me of Scotland

View from our lovely room

Vacation in two words: Room. Service.

Sam sunbathing on our balcony

There were lots of old eerie rooms like this that you could wander around in

The dock at night

We even had a fireplace in our room

Late night Scrabble