Here we are at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is elegant and enormous. In here we will find a wonderful tea room, so we can chat and catch up. The holidays have left me a bit weary.
Vancouver, Canada is calling my name. Look at the view. The gardens are just out of this world. It must be the climate. Happy New Year! Boy, talk about pressure. The first posting of the new year has had me thinking all weekend long. What to write about...hmmm... something inspirational...but what?
So I thought we could all use a mini vacation after the stress of the holidays. So off we go to Ireland next. Adare Manor Hotel is where I would love to stay while visiting Ireland. It is a 15th century castle. It is the lap of luxury. I'm sure the bathrooms have lots of marble and provide big fluffy robes for us to enjoy our morning tea or coffee in. Just look at the gorgeous grounds! WE could meander along the garden path taking in the fresh air and nature at it's finest.
I am enamored by these lovely thatched roof cottages. They look like they are right out of a fairy tale, do they not? I imagine there's a cozy fire going, and we are curled up in comfy armchairs with a nice cup of Earl Grey and a good book. Sounds good, huh?
Don't you just love the rolling hills of Ireland. The meadows are so green and the hills look so lush. It makes me just want to lay down and roll down the hillside.
Get your cameras ready. Is this not one of the most breathtaking images? Las Lajas Cathedral is found in the remote mountains of Colombia. Isn't it just gorgeous?! It has a quick moving river beneath it and 2 waterfalls nearby. It is near the town of Ipiales. Part of the cathedral is attached to a cliff and the other to a bridge. Wouldn't it be a wonderful place to walk through and then maybe enjoy the waterfalls and make a wish.
We have only visited a few places and there's a whole world to see out there. It is exciting to travel. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. I needed that little break. Our last visitor for the holidays left this am.