But a beautiful weekend away with my husband got things back on track. I tagged along to a conference he attended at the Skamania Lodge. Sited on the northern shores of the Columbia Gorge, this laid back lodge takes full advantage of the river and mountains. While he sat in what must have been some very engaging meetings I hit the trails and explored this beautiful region.
|Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington|
|The view from the front lawn of the lodge|
|Looking west from the 'Bench Trail'|
As you know, I love all things British and as always, those Brits know how to camp, well actually glamp. That's right, Glamping began in England. A recent trend stateside (love saying that), Glamping combines the best of two worlds - the rustic beauty of the great outdoors with the cozy comfort of home. Who doesn't like sitting in a cushy armchair after a day of hiking the wilderness and fishing the streams? Or drinking wine from stemmed crystal? Walking on a real rug? Oh la la.
For a better idea of what kind of camping luxury I'm talking about, just check out these photos.
|Seriously, my bedroom at home isn't this nice.|
|Or this nice!|
|Can you imagine waking like this?|
|Even Shabby Chic goes au naturel|
|Love the added touch of the coat stand for hanging your garmets...|
when I camp I wad my clothes up (at least the ones I'm not wearing) and use them for my pillow.
There is no question that this is just sheer decadence, but why not? Who doesn't want the comfort of home? Wherever you are!
If you would like to check out some regional Glamping sites and tips, here are a few links:
Glamping Sites in Washington and Idaho
Glamping tips and ten essentials for family camping
Until next time (yep it's the summer)
la chasse au bonheur