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. 

39 comments:

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;
http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/05/follow-friday-8.html

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.

Susan Francino said...
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Susan Francino 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

Susan Francino 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.

http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/

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? :)

notjustnonsense.blogspot.com

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!

Colletta

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:
http://michelecozzens.blogspot.com

Cheers,
M

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! :-)
--Jenese

readersconfession.blogspot.com

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! :)

<3
Taylor

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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