This weekend’s accommodations were so beautiful it was akin to winning the road lottery. Every questionable motel I’ve stayed in for the past several years was worth it to get to stay here once. I stayed in the Cypress Hills area of Southeastern Alberta at the magnificent Elkwater Lake Lodge. Elkwater is a tiny town. It took five minutes to drive around it and I was tickled to see three deer at the lake who were more than happy for me to take their photos.
Due to a fortunate chain of events, the front desk clerk booked me into a one-bedroom condo. I don’t know if it was the weather, the planets’ alignment, the soaker tub (I had five baths in two days), the deer, the condo, the beauty or the time of year, but I’ve never felt so deeply contented on the road.
It’s kind of funny to go “to work” for the weekend and feel so nicely rested afterward. But more than that… content. Relaxed. Peaceful. There’s always so much to be grateful for, isn’t there? *smiling*