So far vacation has included….
*Getting out of a speeding ticket in DC (stupid speed cameras) from November – unclear evidence. Briliant! I didn’t even have to beg. (we left mid afternoon Wednesday so I could go to traffic court and hubs could go on a 3rd round interview).
*U2. Meadowlands. Amazingness. Pictures soon. Promise.
*Hot weather. Seriously in DC it was like 105. Here it was about the same. With the same humidity. Pretty sure even Alaska is having a heat wave right now – it may have gotten up to 59
*An amazing yoga class that left me feeling refreshed and strong with my favorite, most inspiring yoga instructor (who also happens to be a lululemon ambassador that I helped recruit before I left Greenwich)
*lunch with one of my favorite people (my friend M who lived next door to us in Stamford).
*pizza and a pitcher of Shock Top at Pepe’s in Fairfield (so. good. Annapolis/DC have nothing that even compares to the quality of pizza there. The $12 pitcher of Shock Top was just a cherry on top of the amazingness)
*Hanging with friends in New Haven
*Tubing with another favorite person in New Hartford down the Farmington River on a hot day. It was the perfect mix of light rapids to get a little screech out of you when your bum hit a rock, and lazy river relaxation. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
*Catching up with hubs’ second family (the parents of one of his best friends who now lives in Japan) with a surprise Skype call to meet a new baby! So excited for them all.
Tonight, because that last visit went much longer than expected, we had a super light dinner, a yummy daiquiri and I’ve spent much of the evening catching up on stuff that builds up when you don’t have internet for two and a half days. Oy!
We haven’t decided if we’ll head back to Maryland on Sunday or Monday – kind of playing it all by ear right now – the idea of spending Monday by the pool and not in a car before heading back to work on Tuesday sounds really appealing. Not to mention getting little things done like getting a pedicure, and groceries. Both being much needed.
#tripnorth’s always make me happy, refreshed and a little bit nostalgic. A part of me wishes things had worked out with us living in CT but at the same time, I remember how incredibly unhappy I was for most of the year we lived here. It’s really for the best. Not to mention the Eastern Shore and the Bay are wayyyy cooler than Long Island Sound. By far.
I know most people consider destinations “vacations” and while Connecticut isn’t exactly a summer time destination – the beaches are lack luster and the traffic is worse than the Cape (seriously it took us an hour to drive 20 miles Thursday evening) – it’s relaxing for us to be near family. To do fun things and just…hang out with the people we care about the most (not to say we don’t care about our DC/MD pals, we do!) you know? It’s just…refreshing to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Is vacation a destination for you? How do you recharge?