Proof of a Good Time

The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.   Mark 6:31

What does the Bible have to say about vacations?  I wondered, so I did a search and found this passage in Mark’s gospel.

It’s refreshing that Jesus recommended his followers take time away from the maddening crowds.  He knows we are dust and that the winds of this world can get to us and wear us down. Like sand scraping across the dessert floor, our peaceful landscapes shift with the winds of work.  If not attended to, soon we’re unable to recognize anything familiar on the horizons of our lives. The mounting sands hve changed everything and we don’t know which way to turn.  In our exhaustion we cry out, “Where is true north?”

Last week, me and mister went on vacation to New England.  It was time.  Past time.  We needed some place to come away by ourselves and rest a while.

On our vacation we went to New Hampshire…



We went to Vermont…


We went to Maine…


We relaxed and we goofed off.  We had a great time!  Some of the places we visited seemed pretty desolate, but most were just plain relaxing.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of the pictures we took along the way.  We sure enjoyed taking them!!

Where do you want to go on your next vacation?  Where is your all-time favorite vacation spot?




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