I am sitting on the couch, freshly showered, with a gingerale by my side. It's fizzing and popping quietly in the can. Currently searching for some getaways. Any suggestions? I'm thinking a four- or five-day trip somewhere at the end of April. Dawnette and I were looking up ideas online and came across several wonderful bed and breakfasts here in MN as well as a beautiful lodge in Washington (this is out of the question as of now, but I can't stop looking at it). Celly and I have also been talking about the writing retreat trip we want to take here at some point. It will include many things, not excluding the Appalachian Mountain range, a convent or monastery, and hopefully an eastern beach house.

Skamania Lodge in Washington State.