The Getaway

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ryan met me in dc and we drove two hours southwest to the getaway house. beautiful little trailers sprinkled these woods tucked away in rural standardsville. the cabins are beautiful, filled with light from a floor to ceiling window, where two bunked queen beds with comfy sheets are nestled. there’s a shower, a toilet, and even a little kitchen. it was more small living than it was camping, and i was grateful since we both had editing/graphic work to do. i know—the whole point of going to the getaway house is to unplug, but real talk—we’ve both been very busy and have large queues of work to get through, and so the getaway actually served as a quiet, lower distraction location for us to hideaway and work. it worked perfectly, and we had a great time. we awoke to budding branches, took a lovely hike at patricia ann byrom forest preserve park early a.m., and then sat at the juice laundry in charlottesville to take a few business calls and send emails. we returned to the cabin to make a yummy pescatarian taco recipe. we listened to afro dance and folk and talked about life and slept like rocks. [the mattresses are literally a dream.]

i would highly recommend getting out to the getaways, even if its not to fully unplug. no matter what, its a quiet escape, and a change from the mundane, which was greatly welcomed and appreciated.

pro tip: swing by yoder’s on the way out to buy a literal LOG of amish butter that seriously gives kerrygold a run for its money…and i’m kerrygold’s number 1 fan. seriously y’all. $9 for a HUGE log of butter. we ate it straight from the paper…it doesn’t even need a vessel. i’m so serious.

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tuna tacos

canned chickpeas

canned tuna

grape tomatoes

avocado

lime

radish

corn tortillas and/or lettuce

salt, pepper, ovoo (all available at the cabin!)

chop all ingredients fine, combine in a bowl with salt, pepper, lime, and olive oil. serve!

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