I am compelled to write briefly about this topic because I enjoyed so much of it while on tour!
There was luxury of time as I drove long distances and in the two weeks I spent in home territory, with more and longer-than-usual visits. There was luxury of food, too, with hosts cooking special for me and family feasts. Even though this was a working vacation, there were times of luxurious idleness, unencumbered by routine tasks.
And I indulged in luxury accommodations one night toward the end of the trip. ‘Twas a gray and rainy Sunday when I left Auburn, Indiana heading for Knoxville, Tennessee. Fatigued after three events the day before and stressed by driving conditions—and having enjoyed several financially successful events—I decided to splurge. Night had fallen when I reached Berea, Kentucky and checked in at the historic Boone Tavern. The hotel was richly adorned with holiday décor. Right outside my window, across the street, a huge evergreen in the town center decorated with lights twinkled at me through the mist. After a tasty supper at a local Italian restaurant, I luxuriated in the high bed with its thick mattress and feather tick, and admired and enjoyed the fine furniture crafted by Berea College students. Students from the college also served me a scrumptious breakfast in the elegant dining room. And on my way I went, pampered and refreshed–and so very grateful.