I had never vacationed in that sense before. We usually squeeze a long weekend trip in here and there, but have never gone anywhere for more than a week.
Enter our 2013 two week long summer road trip
(I think we need another trip this fall to make up the other 2 weeks).
We didn't see a soul that we already knew on our vacation. While I love visiting out-of-state family and friends on vacation, I also love the quality family time and sense of adventure you get when you go someplace new.
Okay, I take that back about not seeing a soul we knew. We met my sister and her boys for the first three days of our trip. But, we were exploring and adventuring together, so it still counts as a true vacation.
|Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks|
Now that I am home, I just can't get my brain to realize that our vacation is over. My mind is back in the Giant Forest and sitting in the quiet, absolute darkness of Boyden Cavern. I don't really want to stand in front of the kitchen sink, or fold laundry in my living room.
I want to be back here, feeling the spray of tall water falls, and watching the sun set over the lake:
|Yosemite National Park and nearby Bass Lake|
I guess I better go figure out what's for dinner.
At least I have a refrigerator; although I'm not sure that I'd take that over being here:
|San Francisco and Monterey|
If you're ever in San Francisco, check out the Golden Gate Park and Muir Woods. They're amazing! And the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the coolest place to bring your family! We saw a hammerhead and a great white shark!
Okay, what was I doing again? Planning our next trip? Oh, that's right, I was figuring out what to make for dinner.