What: San Jacinto Mountains
When: May 2013
Where: Two hours East of Los Angeles
Misty clouds creeping through the mountain tops, drops of rain dotting the pine deck, the remarkably refreshing stillness of an early morning… time for a coffee run!
Just two hours East of Los Angeles lie the San Jacinto Mountains. Once a summer home for bands of Cahuilla Indians, Idyllwild is one of the larger quaint and artsy communities.
Nestled in the forest, this mountain getaway is a welcome change for a weekend trip.
If gazing at the constellations with a drink in hand while soothing your city muscles in the hot tub is your thing…you have to rent a cabin from Idyllwild Vacation Cabins.
If savoring Duck Vin de Muscat – a maple-leaf duck breast, muscat-currant reduction, with roasted pear – while soaking up live music in an artsy bistro setting is your thing… you have to indulge in Cafe Aroma’s fine dining.
While indulging in a few days of R&R, I gratefully squeezed in a travel friendly mani and managed to squeeze in some QT with my pseudo office.
Check out a snap shot of my weekend on YouTube: Nature’s Retreat – Mt San Jacinto
What’s your not-so-local weekend getaway of choice? Let me know, I love suggestions!
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