I survived the vacation. It’s fun being with Nick, I always enjoy myself when we go off together, just us two. But Nick and I have two completely different definitions of the word vacation. When I think of vacation I picture lounging by a beautiful body of water – pool, or lake, or ocean. There’s an icy drink close by my side and and a Kindle in my hands (this picture is exactly how I look, of course). I think of delicious meals and gentle walks alone the the beach and snuggling with my husband in a comfortable bed.
Nick on the other hand feels vacations are for seeing and doing and being active. Which is why two years ago we nearly killed ourselves riding scooters in Florida and why last year his suggestion of, “Let’s walk down and see the water fall” nearly killed me. This time I think it was his plan to walk me to death. I have a fitbit. When I have a day just for myself to stay home and write I might get in 1,000 steps. On an average work day, I usually get in between 4,000 and 5,000 steps and if I really try to get in all the steps I can maybe 7,000. On the two full day we were on vacation I got 15,512 steps on the first day and 11,094 steps on the next. Lets just say my feet, ankles, calves and thighs will never be the same!
All that is true, but seriously we had a wonderful time. Not too much relaxing but lots of fun and great food. We saw a wonderful old fort and two different wild life parks. We did walk along the beach and we slept in a wonderfully comfortable bed – but it was a king. We’re not used to that and we nearly couldn’t find one another! I think we’ll stick with our queen.
Nick had slipped one of my favorite paddles into his suitcase and we did find time for it to come out for a little play time one day.
I just wanted to say hey to everyone and let you know we’re back. More later and I’ll let you know what was going on at home while we were gone.