Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sick day at pokagon potawatomi inn

Jane and I spent Sunday night and Monday morning at Pokagon State Park near Angola at the Potawatomi Inn. It was a last-minute sort of thing. I have like 30 sick days, and I decided I needed one for my mental/emotional health. It's their "off" time of year and they were running a special on rooms, so that helped too. We left around 5 pm and it snowed just about the entire way there. It probably took just over an hour to get there.

I think we both needed a change of scenery. We haven't had any vacation since last April when we went to Punta Cana, and we rarely, if ever, have the same day off anymore. So, it wasn't much, but it was something. And this is one of the advantages of having an empty nest, and no dog.

We had a really nice room - it was like brand new - and we had a big picture window that looked out into the timber. The whole place was nice, and there was hardly anyone there. We ate in the restaurant, sat in the jacuzzi awhile, walked around by the lake, checked out the toboggan run, and just relaxed for a night and morning.

I think this would be a great place for a couple days away, or for a week-long retreat for me sometime. I have more vacation than Jane and am always trying to think of someplace to go or something to do. I could do a reading/writing sorta thing here. I'm not into going off in the wild by myself, but I could handle having the privacy of my own room, and also a restaurant and stuff right there. There is a gift shop, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room, game room, restaurant, deli, boat rentals, walking and bike trails, horseback riding, sledding in winter, fishing, volleyball , etc., and they have classes and activities that go on at different times too.

Anyway, I am far from being fully healed, but it was nice.

4 comments:

JAH said...

Yes, yes it was...

Whisky Prajer said...

If you ever commit to the readin'/'ritin' retreat, might I suggest you take a vacation from professional reading? Take along comic books, maybe, or a couple of the 33 1/3 books.

Jim said...

That sure is a nice place...grew up 25 miles away and never made it when the toboggan was open though...

dan horwedel said...

WP,
Good idea. I've not read any of those 33 1/3 books, but I've seen you talk about them. They sound interesting.

Jim,
I forgot that you were from those parts. The toboggan thing was closed, but it looks pretty cool.