Take Me Away Recap – December 2017

Happy New Year to you!  Did anyone have any fun New Year’s Eve adventures?  Was anyone brave enough to face the frigid temperatures for a memorable night in Times Square?

I wish I could say I did something exciting.  Although, I did make the trip into Times Square many years ago, I spent this year in bed…with the flu.  My younger son and I came down with it on Wednesday so we stayed home all week while my husband and older son headed up to Killington, Vermont to ski.  I wouldn’t have skied in those negative temperatures even if I was feeling 100 percent anyway!  (Those lunatics).  Well as it turns out, my husband didn’t ski because HE came down with the flu as well.  Luckily, it didn’t hit him as hard and luckily he had our friends there to take my son skiing with them!

They had a great time as always.  I just hope everyone else stays healthy!

I am sure many of you traveled to some exciting places over the winter holidays and we are excited to see where you have been!  Be sure to link up at our next Take Me Away Party opening this Thursday at 7:00 pm.  In the meantime, let’s take a look back at the trips you linked up for the December, Take Me Away Party!

Our Unschooling Journey took us away on an adventure in Myrtle Beach...

Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Show

It looked like such a fun night out with the kids…and I loved all the pirate decor!

Myrtle Beach really has a ton of family activities.  Our Unschooling Journey also shared their day at the Myrtle Beach Aquarium.

Myrtle Beach Aquarium

What kid doesn’t love an aquarium?  It’s even more fun when they have exhibits where you can touch all the animals.  Sounds like another fun day!

Our Unschooling Journey crossed off an item on her bucket list when she shared her Visiting Ice Castles adventure…

Visiting Ice Castles

I never even knew this place existed!  How fascinating and what great winter fun for the whole family!

From winter, we swing back to fall with Carole from From My Carolina Home

Cheekwood Gardens

On a recent trip to Nashville, Carole spent the day touring the lovely Cheekwood Gardens.  Check out all her inspiring pumpkin photos and important tips for visiting this charming property.

Carole continues on with a tour of the Cheekwood Mansion

Cheekwood Mansion

Who doesn’t love a good mansion tour?  Such exquisite architecture, unique details and interesting stories behind the objects in the house.  It sounds like you need to set aside a full day to see everything!

Susan from Our French Oasis shares how she celebrates the joy of the season…

Let the Countdown to Christmas Begin

Through cooking, decorating and relishing the change from autumn to winter, Susan reminds us not to get so caught up in the commercial side of the holidays.  She also shares some of her traditional recipes which I am sure you will be adding to your files.

Bonnie from Living With Thanksgiving shared her life changing trip to  El Salvador

Our Compassion Trip to El Salvador

Her beautiful post will leave you feeling inspired and with a desire to make a difference in the world.    Something for us all to think about.

Pam from Everyday Living took us away to a Madison, Georgia

Strolling a Historic Southern Town

No wonder Southern Living voted Madison as one of the top 10 small towns in the South!  If you love architecture, be sure to swing by and join Pam on her stroll through this beautiful historic town.

Chaos with Coffee joined us this month with a trip to Big Basin Redwood Forest...

Big Basin Redwood Forest

Beautiful photos and great tips on the best time to go.  I am still in awe of the scale of those trees!

Chaos with Coffee then took us on an Iceland Experience

The Iceland Experience

A series of photos capturing the true beauty of this faraway land!

Chaos with Coffee also shared her trip to Beacon, New York

Beacon, New York

A visit to a unique museum in this small town just two hours north of New York City sounds like a fun getaway!

Thank you to everyone who stops by each month!  Whether you are here to link up your own posts or to read others, we always enjoy having you!

Be sure to stop by this Friday, January 5th for the first Take Me Away Party of 2018!  (The party actually opens Thursday at 7:00 pm for you earlybirds)

Best Wishes for an amazing 2018!

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  1. Shelley I'm so sorry you and your son, and then husband, had the flu for New Years. I got hit with it on my way home from Vermont in December, no fun at all! We were going to go skiing up there this weekend but it's going to be 17 below!!! That's a little too cold for me!! Wishing you all a healthy and happy year ahead!

  2. Oh I hope you are feeling better!! It is really cold right now here too! This morning the thermometer showed 17 degrees, that that is up from 3 last night.

  3. Shelley, sorry to hear about your sickness. This cold spell is everywhere even here in the deep south. Glad you are better. Maybe there will be other opportunities to ski when it is no so cold. Stay well.Thanks for the feature about our trip to El Salvador.

  4. Shelley, the fflu is particularly brutal this year! Hope everyone in your household is feeling better! Thank you for the fun recap!

  5. Sorry to hear the flu hit you all this year; it seems like everyone is getting struck down. I wouldn't ski when it was as cold as it has been either. In fact, I'm trying to hibernate in the house and dreaming of warm weather trips.

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