Girl on the Go: Writer’s Retreat

Hey everyone!

My schedule has not allowed me to post as often as I would like. I miss writing haiku. I miss dreaming of far off places to travel. And, I miss the interactiion with all my blogging friends.

I do have a post to share this week, and I hope to be able to start posting again very soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

This week my Girl on the Go adventure is taking me to a remote cabin for a writer’s retreat. Doesn’t that sound fun? I thought so. A long weekend with my journal, computer, coffee, wine and snacks!

writer's cabin

Today’s Haiku:

manuscript born
from dancing fingers
and clicking keys

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Are you looking for bucket list items? Check out some of mine here. Or, feel free to suggest a fun activity for my list! I love adventure!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Visit an Island in the Caribbean

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I was given a project at my full-time job that I was not expecting. It has created lots of extra work, and job security, which is great, but my level of exhaustion has been high. I have missed spending time reading blogs and creating my own content.

Today is Halloween and to prep for the day, I started the Stephen King book, Salem’s Lot. Tonight, I am hoping to dish out candy to trick or treaters and then watch scary movies with my hubby. But before I head over to the couch to read the spooky Stephen King thriller, I thought I would post my weekly Girl on the Go adventure. I am dreaming of warmer weather!

lagoon in the Caribbean Haiku

Today’s Haiku:

crystal blue waters
a plane ride away
chill of autumn fades

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Have a spooky Halloween!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Visit Santa Fe

I’ve been to Santa Fe a couple of times, and it’s one of my favorite places, so I want to go back. I love the landscape, the architecture, the art and cuisine. I also love the overall feel of the city. This week, my Girl on the Go adventure is to revisit Santa Fe.

new mexico haiku

Today’s Haiku:

sun-baked, dry earth
natives relaxing; quietude
storm clouds roll in

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Have a great day!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge

In my twenties, I traveled to California several times a year for work. I visited Sonoma Valley, Haight Ashbury, Balboa Park, rode a cable car, went to Fisherman’s Wharf, drove on the PCH, shopped in groovy boutiques and ate at in unique dining establishments. One year, my friend who lived in San Francisco, took me across the Golden Gate Bridge by car, but I never had the pleasure of walking across the bridge. So, this week, my Girl on the Go adventure is to walk the Golden Gate Bridge.

golden-gate-bridge-haiku

Today’s Haiku:

lilac skies
on an autumn night
glare of headlights

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Have a great day!

~Nicole

Girl on the Go: Paddle Boarding

Since my recent sailing excursion, I decided to add paddle boarding to my Girl on the Go list. With fall only days away, I think I’ll mark this one for Summer 2016—unless of course I go somewhere tropical this winter! One can only hope!

paddle board haiku

Today’s Haiku:

legs quake as she stands
paddling through calm waters
she learns a new skill

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Have a great day!

~Nicole

Sailing on Lake Pepin

Happy Monday!

I had the great pleasure of riding on a sailboat yesterday, Sunday. Adlai’s friend from childhood invited us to join him and his family for an adventure on the water. I was so excited to get out on Lake Pepin; it was sunny and warm with wind speeds of about 10 miles an hour. Check this off of my Girl on the Go list, aka bucket list!

Putting up the sails.

Out on the water.

My first time sailing!

Hanging in there!

Thanks Haiku Horizons for the haiku prompt, “before.”

Today’s Haiku:

warm sun on my back
sails billowing in the wind
last jaunt before fall

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Have a great day!

~Nicole