It was my birthday on Friday. My husband and son took me to dinner and also gave me a birthday card with a little surprise in it. They surprised me with an overnight getaway. The trip was only for me all by myself. So I have to ask…could you and would you go on an overnight trip by yourself?
My trip was to Tahoe, California which is about an hour from our house. I left early Saturday morning and gloriously listened to whatever I wanted to on the radio. A mama can only listen to the Moana soundtrack so many times. On the way to Tahoe I stopped in Truckee, CA for lunch and a spicy bloody Mary. Afterwards, I walked around the town for a few hours. I’d forgotten how many times I get asked to look at the toys when I’m with my 5 year old. It was also nice to go into every single home store without an ounce of guilt I was boring my husband to death.
After I was done shopping I made my way to Tahoe. You know how when you’re traveling and you see cute little stores on the side of the road and you think to yourself I should stop and check them out but you never actually do? Well I actually did. My favorite was a small organic grocery store. Not only did they have an incredible selection of foods to chose from but they had amazing organic beauty products. I treated myself to some new shampoo and deep conditioner and a face and eye mask for later in the evening. (Yea I know…slow down party girl!)
I wasn’t able to check into my bed and breakfast until around 4 and still had some time so I decided to do some house hunting. We’re looking to get a second home at some point (to rent out or Airbnb) and thought this would be a great time to check out the area. I’d like a small little fixer upper.
Next up was checking into my bed and breakfast. The place was actually a home that a couple rented rooms out to guests. It was incredibly beautiful and they had a private beach on Lake Tahoe for their guests to use . I checked in, met the owners, unpacked and headed back out to dinner after walking the beach for a bit. I was hoping to go to the movies. (Have you ever gone to the movies alone?) I especially like going to the movies in small little beach towns. Unfortunately there was only 1 movie and that was The Incredibles so that was a hard pass for this gal. For dinner I decided instead of eating at a table I would eat at the bar. I ended up talking to a really nice couple and the bartender and they gave me a lot of helpful information about the area.
After dinner I was starting to get tired so I headed back to the B&B. I planned on going straight to my room, reading magazines, giving myself a manicure and facial. Instead the other guests and owner were in the living room and I decided to say hello and talk to them. (Something I normally would not of done.) We ended up talking for 3 hours. I ended up not reading any magazines or giving myself a manicure but I did take a super long hot shower without any interruptions and I did give myself a facial. I basically passed out when my head hit the pillow and slept like a log!
The next morning I was treated to a delicious breakfast and I afterwards I packed up and headed back home to celebrate Father’s Day.
I’m a huge introvert and I like time alone to recharge. With that said I was still a little skeptical about the bed and breakfast and even eating at the bar and deciding to start a conversation with strangers. If I’m going to do things alone it’s usually sitting at a table with my phone or a magazine. I’ve also stayed alone at an Airbnb alone before when traveling to Chicago but it was different because I didn’t interact with anyone.
I have to tell you that I thought the whole experience was pretty great. I’m so glad I kept my mind open to new experiences and that I pushed myself out of my comfort level. So once again I have to ask would you or could you go away somewhere by yourself?? If so where would you go and what would you do?