A few weeks ago I took a drive with my husband. Our destination was his village which is up in the mountains about 2 hours away from our town.
It was a nice ride up on a perfect spring day. Of course we always love to go up to the mountains and have been doing so for years. But this time it felt different, we slowed down a bit and looked around. And we ended up discovering the beauty of the road trip on the way to the village.
This was the road we took. We drove up and down mountains...
... lots of twists and turns.
And across plains where cloudy shadows weaved a tapestry on their surfaces.
And farm lands that were being sprinkled with precious water.
And every so often we had to stop to let the traffic pass by. Where are those traffic lights when you need them?
Until we chanced upon this on the side of the road and stopped when we saw...
...this most unusual object. It was an old movie camera. We just had to explore.
It was the entrance to a hotel, The Montage Suites. We didn't see anyone about the grounds but I was so enamored with its charm. I just had to snap a few photos to share with all of you.
I should point out that I have not been compensated in any way for this post. We literally stumbled upon this idyllic hotel and were enchanted.
There was a road leading down to the site. And of course we couldn't resist.
As we walked down the road we looked to our left and spotted this giant chess set on the grounds. It looks like something out of a movie!
We encountered a wooden deck at the bottom of the road.
And this beauty! The last thing I expected to see up in the mountains.
To our left a quaint little house or shop? It looks like a railroad car.
The interesting thing is that this little hotel is nestled between the road and the Vouraiko River. Beyond the river, and parallel to the river and the road, is a train that snakes up to the mountains with the final destination Kalavryta.
Such a beautiful hotel and location. The river is located right beyond the building.
And those ubiquitous stone mountains are overlooking everything. Always!
More moody clouds adding a canopy of shadow onto the hills and plains.
Still no traffic lights, but at least this bunch is more orderly.
Once we got to the village we were greeted by this friendly fellow but he quickly tired out in the heat. I don't blame him.
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I'm sure you are all bored with my mountain pictures.
So instead lets look up! God was putting on a show just for me and my camera. I always say that the sky is the best canvas for God's artistry.
A #SoCloseToAmazing moment if there ever was one.
And before you know it we were on our way back home. Because this trip was not about the destination. It was all about the road trip and the wonders it afforded us.
Sometimes we have to stop and smell the roses. And that is exactly what we did on our road trip on the way to the village. Because life is too short to pass all this beauty by.
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