Subject: Weekend Escapes
The 'overloaded' feeling appears to be a common affliction. Oh, what do we do to ourselves? The therapies you suggest all work for treating the ailment. For me, water, fresh air, good food, concerts, movies, yoga, a long hike ... help to restore balance. A really wonderful treat, and absolutely therapeutic, is a visit to a spa. Saint Anne's just outside of Toronto has wonderful spa services, great accommodation, good food and is situated in an area ideal for long walks - any season. Lake Ontario can be seen in the distance from the facilities. This may not be a world class destination ... but for a local escape, it fills the bill.

Last weekend was a long weekend in Canada - amongst other activities I enjoyed a Lilac Festival at a nearby botanical garden. There are an incredible number of lilac varieties - beautiful, fragrant ... ahhh! All things considered, I don't think this holds a candle to being in Southern California!

Happy escapes to all.

Lesley Toronto, Ontario