well if we had it now I'd want to be over in your neck of the woods watching the trees turn colors....but alas we have to wait until spring!
When the children were young I had a boler
(actually I still have it tucked in the garage). I hauled it around behind a mini-van for years. Friday after work we'd all pile in and head out for the weekend. I loved it! Sometimes I didn't know where we were going til we got there. When the kids were with their father I'd sometimes go alone taking the dog and the canoe. I think these journey's into solitude are the best kind of "self care."
Last year we went on an "all inclusive" to Punta Cana. I'm glad we went but we discovered that that's not really for us. There are soooooo many beautiful sights in our own back yard that we are looking forward to discovering.....