Friday, May 18, 2012

Follow Friday - Reading vacation spot

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Summer Break is upon us! What would be the perfect vacation spot for you to catch up on your reading & Relax?

To be honest, reading isn't why I go on vacation. I love reading, but I can read anywhere. For me, vacations are for hiking and being outdoors. It's nice when you find a place perfect for both reading and exploring.  Last summer I went to Blackwater Falls, West Virginia (see my vacation photos here) for my summer vacation.  During the daytime I hiked but in the evenings I read. They had the most glorious reading spot--lawn chairs behind the lodge overlooking the gorge.  There was even a chilly breeze (and during a heat wave in July that's amazing)

This year I won't be doing much reading on my vacation because I'm going to Montana with my best friend (to see our other best friend!)  While I am super excited that we're going to Montana together, I'm a little sad that I won't be able to read in the airport.  One of my favorite things about flying is all the reading time you get while waiting. Long-layover? With a book it's a long adventure.

At Blackwater Falls when you're done reading you can watch the sunset. 


Candace said...

What pretty pictures! I don't read a lot on vacation either. I guess that's why my answer was more along the lines of where I love to read. lol.
I'm hopping through from Novels, News and Notes this week but I also blog at Candace's Book Blog.
I'm a new follower via GFC!

yarereviews said...

ooooh pretty :D
My FF;
New follower;

Addie R. said...

Pretty pictures! :)
I can read anywhere too. But it'd be nice to read somewhere cozy and relaxing. Great answer.

My TGIF/Follow Friday

Preet said...

I weirdly love airports. I always roam in them during trips lol. However, I agree; I don't want to read while in different places. I like exploring too much! New follower.

SF said...
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SF said...

new follower here :) I agree with you about vacations and reading.

And with what to do about layovers. "With a book it's a long adventure." <--love that.

Here’s my FF.

@Preet: I love airports too! At first I thought it would wear off after I'd been in them more, but I still enjoy them. :D

SF said...

I'm really failing at the comments today. HERE is my follow friday. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Renee - Succotash Reviews and The Cookbook Papers said...

Loved your vacation pics! The backdrop to those chairs looks inviting...

Thanks for stopping by - new follower.

Have a great weekend. :)

Renee @ Succotash Reviews

Megan Mack said...

Those are awesome pictures. I haven't been on an actual vacation since I was in high school so it makes me a bit jealous :)

Thanks for stopping by! New Follower!!

Megan Marie@Xenophobic Bibliophile

JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog said...

Very pretty pictures. Have a nice weekend. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

Lindz said...

Lovely, That is so true.

Thanks for stoping by my Blog and becoming Follower. I just followed you back though GFC, Linky.. I am sure if any of the others maybe also NB.

I am going to place your Button on my Blog and you can come and Grab mind it on the left side somewhere in the middle.

Ashley Rose said...

Hi! Thanks for following me! returned the favor!

I'm the same way actually. When I go on vacation most of my reading is done on the way there. Family vacations when I was a kid were always active, Disney, DC, Grand Canyon Niagara you get the idea. Not a lot of downtime for reading.

-Ashley Rose@Books in Bloom

Unknown said...

I agree. During the actual vacation I don't really read much, but on the way there, sure. :)
I'm a new gfc follower. Would you please follow back if you can? :)

collettakay said...

I've been to Black Water Falls! It only about 1.5 hours from where I live. We made a day trip out of it. Did you hike up to the balancing rock?

Thanks for visiting!


LLM said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower.
LLM - ABookGeek

BookStacksOnDeck said...

I love all the reading time you get with flying too! The peaceful outdoors sound like a lovely place to read in the evenings! New follower! :D
-Heather@BookStacksOnDeck//My Follow Friday Post

Anonymous said...

Oh wow that is one lovely picture and a great spot to chill after a great book. Thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by the blog.

Cherie Colyer said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Debbie said...

New follower :) Have a great time on your vacation!

Unknown said...

God, that looks gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by the blog!
*New Follower* Yay! :)

primrose said...

That view is to die for. So breathtaking! Thanks for stopping by.:)

Unknown said...

that scene looks beautiful :)
and i agree with you. i dont go on vacations TO read necessarily either, but I do definitely indulge!
thanks for hopping through!
enjoy montana! A good friend of mine just traveled through there and she loved it!

Katrina @ Bookish Things said...

That is beautiful! I can understand why you would read there!

Reading Kelly said...

I love being outdoors and exploring new places on vacation. And reading in the airport is the best. I travel for work and don't mind long layovers at all because I can read the whole time. Thanks for stopping by :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I particularly like the one with the feet because it "says" RELAXATION.

New follower:


Hazal said...

I agree that vacations are supposed to be for activities and having fun etc. etc. but my family aren't really an action type so I end up reading FAR too much for their liking! However, swimming trumps reading all the time :)

Thanks for following. Following back x

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by. Now following! :-)

Lauren @ Northern Plunder said...

Oh wow, that view looks breathtaking, and even though I'm not a hiker I'd certainly like to go with my camera!

Thanks for stopping by, new GFC and LF follower.
Lauren at Northern Plunder

Cayce said...

Lol, I love reading at airports, too.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathryn White said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I've never been to Blackwater Falls, but it looks beautiful. I'm a huge fan of airport reading as well. Enjoy Montana!!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Taylor said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! I actually love hiking too I'm just not a big fan of the heat so I'd rather do it in the fall lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


Jen said...

I have a friend who lives in Montana. some day it would be nice to get there, I hear all of that area is beautiful

Unknown said...

I've only driven through Montana, but it's beautiful. thanks for stopping by, I'm following back!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature said...

Love the sunset! I agree about long layovers... I never mind them either. Anything for an excuse to read. :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Unknown said...

Great spot and great pictures! I hope you have fun in Montana :)

Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower :)

Petra said...

Beautiful sunset! And lovely shoes. ;)

New follower.

Petra @ Hazel the Witch

Unknown said...

Perfect destinations for reading? That's really a good topic to join in. About that, I prefer the oregon coast rentals! They really have great accommodations and good services. The scenery there were extremely refreshing and relaxing too.

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