Mother-Daughter Book Club Retreat


Last weekend Catherine and I went with our mother-daughter book club members to a low-key resort near Portland called Edgefield. What a great getaway it was! We knew it would be difficult to plan a weekend away during the school year, but we all really wanted to go. So we booked one night at this place that was only a 1/2 hour drive away, and we showed up Saturday afternoon ready to get started with spa services.

Massages, facials, pedicures…starting off that way followed by time spent hanging out in a soaking pool was a great way to transport us all from the stress of school and work into relaxation time. Edgefield has several restaurants, brew pubs, a wine tasting room and other amenities on-site, so once we checked in there was no reason to leave. And the girls appreciated having freedom to walk the grounds on their own without their moms tagging along behind them.

In the picture above, we’re posing on the front porch in rocking chairs, even though summer weather would be a much more appropriate time for that. This was at the end of the trip, which is why we all look so happy. In less than 24 hours we got spa services, yakked a lot, tasted wine (moms only of course) played hide and seek (girls only of course), ate great food and caught up with each other. We had time when we were all together, and time when we separated into groups of just the moms and just the girls.

This was our second weekend retreat together, and I hope we plan one every year while the girls are still in school and able to go with us. I just wish we would have started when the girls were younger.


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