My Weekend Getaway


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Everybody needs a break from the daily grind of life. Even if you work at home, you still need to get away.

That is exactly what I did last weekend with my best friend and sister, Carrie. Although we have plans to take sister trips to Europe and the Caribbean, we traveled somewhere cheaper: Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Downtown Chattanooga is a clean, attractive city filled with liveliness. While it’s not mentioned as frequently as bigger cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, it still can show its visitors a great time.

For our trip, we rode the Jorge River Boat. It was nice being on the water. I like water, for it is relaxing to the soul.

I saw huge, beautiful houses adjacent to the river. Their architectural designs ranged from contemporary to Mediterranean. It is like these residents have their own southeastern version of Malibu right there on the Tennessee River.

Then I saw something interesting: houses on the mountaintop … yes, the mountaintop! These homes were gorgeous too. However, I could not help wondering how in the world these people could risk living in residences that could fall from the mountaintop (remember, earthquakes are happening everywhere nowadays). Moreover, are their homes more susceptible to lightning strikes – given it is much closer to the sky?

I also pondered how much these houses – both on the river and the mountaintop – cost. Were these southeastern versioned Malibu and Hollywood Hills homes as pricey as homes in these comparable, overpriced areas?

As you can see, you can take the writer out of her home office, but you can’t take the writer out of a person. Better yet, a writer’s mind never vacations, even if the writer does!

In Addition

Along with visiting Chattanooga, we also enjoyed a hot, delicious breakfast at IHOP (try the double blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup – yum!) and a delicious dinner at Applebee’s.

The most outstanding part of the trip was the company – my sister. I always have fun with my sister, and this time was no exception. Who else can you laugh with about silly things?

If you need a break from life, I advise you to take a getaway for a day or two. If you do not want to go alone, go with someone whom you will have a great time with. At the end of the trip, those good times will turn into good memories.

Mine certainly have!

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Until next time, have a great week!

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