What appeals to you the most a beautiful sandy beach with palm trees and a cocktail bar or a snow covered landscape with a log cabin, roaring fire and hot chocolate with marshmallows? What do you think your choice says about you as a person?
I love the beach choice !! I think it says I enjoy not having to worry about warth and the trails and labour of the great outdoors whilst still cherishing being in nature, forget the cocktail bars etc but empty warm beaches and seas does it for me everytime, I would not say no to a log cabin trip aslo !!! lol But I would sooner be in a log cabin with people I loved than be in paridise island alone !! Simba
Nice answer I would like the log cabin as it would give me and mine the chance to be outdoors and then in our cosy cabin altogether. It would be so good to escape work, school, etc.... and just all have quality time together
Both conjure up really nice images, with the snow sparkling and brilliant white and the ocean waves creeping in with tide. But when it comes to reality, give me the beach. I don't like bundling up and I don't like being cold, as I am right now. And that fire is a lot of work. So get me to the beach where the ocean and gulls lull me and I'm squinting because the sun is reflecting off water, not snow. I do realize one of them says I would more likely be madly writing and working just to stay warm. The other says I would prefer to be busy reading and I don't mean research material. Ultimately, wherever I end up, the writing has to get done.
Boy, it's a hard choice. I experienced both beaches and mountain cabins in childhood, and deep snow later. Now, I live less than 2 miles from the beach, and I love it. But I miss mountains!
I think it says more about me as an animal, than as a person. I love the feeling of swimming in the ocean. I love being part of the vastness. And I love feeling the solidity of deep rock beneath my feet, and the total presence of being in a body that faces the chill and stays strong.
I think that we are all very connected to life, and are living animals in this planet. And I think if we got outside and faced it more, we would be a lot healthier and much more connected to nature. We would need less heating, cooling, and stuff for distraction. And, loving the natural world, we'd take care of it. (See my hubs on Go Green for more about the mind connecting to nature and our care for our planet, if you like.)
Thanks for asking - great question - and a reminder to spend even more time outdoors!
Right now I'd have to choose that sun drenched sandy beach, with a Martini - shaken, not stirred! Why? Because where I am right now, I've frankly had enough snow up to my ying yangs and am beginning to get cabin fever. So in other words...I deserve a real break today!
Living in Houston, we are so close to the Texas Gulf Coast, that we have the sun drenched beaches within reach. So I make use of that as much as I can, minus the cocktail bar. Not much of a drinker. Howeve, I have had visions of the lone log cabin in the woods with the hot chocolate and roaring fire. It sounds so-o-o appealing. It's so hot down here most of the year, it would be nice to have a cold place to go once in a while.
A log cabin with the fire and hot chocolate, hands down! I guess it says I'm not afraid of the cold? I picture the log cabin nestled in the mountains and my cross-country skis are leaning against the outside of it, and a stack of books inside.
In my case, it all depends on my frame of mind. I enjoy both, and believe that there is a time and a place to experience each scenario. I live in Minnesota because I was born here. I love the woods, and the thought of a snow covered cabin with a cozy fire and hot chocolate is so inviting...BUT... it's March and the winter has worn out it's welcome... I'd do almost anything to be walking on the shores of the Atlantic with the sun on my shoulders...margarita in hand!
The beach definitely. I love the serenity of the water and the warm air. I don't like feeling "closed in" so winter weather doesn't appeal to me. I think my love of summer and the ocean/beach indicates I am a free spirit with a sense of adventure, but a need for serenity in my life.
I'm a Californian, so I can go to the beach any time. The most memorable trips are the ones spent snowed in at a cabin in the woods. Not only does it look beautiful - the snow and the fire burning in the fireplace, it smells so clean and fresh.
The choice is quite easy - when it is winter and cold and misery, then I go to where the sun always shines with beautiful sandy beach with palm trees and a cocktail in hand; when it is summer and heatwave after heatwave strikes, then I go to where it is cold with a snow covered landscape with a log cabin, roaring fire and hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Beach all the way. I prefer the warmer climes to the colder ones and although the log cabin can be picturesque, all that digging out and piling on loads of layers is not so appealing. Perhaps this speaks to my rather idle nature, where I prefer to relax and enjoy solo with a good book or social beach days.
How many of you still have snow on the ground, and if so, are you getting cabin fever yet?So I'll go first. Still have around 6 inches of snow. It melts, freezing rains, and then tries to snow. The weather is just sort...