Actually, we didn't do a whole lot. Ha!
Two years since our last vacation. And Ben working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day since March. We were both so ready for this get away of no plans aside from eating and sitting.
We left early Thursday morning and got to the camp site around noon. We set up our little camp and I made sandwiches. The closest neighbors we had were at least two campsites over in either direction and it was so nice. The weather was deliciously cold, but sunny at the same time. The fog rolled in and out that first day.
We went down to the beach to build sand castles after I had a nap. I sat while daddy showed the boys how to do it, and then built his own with the shovel we brought. The kids were stoked. It was so fun to watch them "get it" and make their own by packing the sand in their buckets, turning them over, then giving them a good whack to loosen the "castle".
The rest of the day was spent with me reading and Ben whittling while the kids played in more sand.
Friday we had breakfast and puttered around. Went for a walk down the beach in the morning, went to our favorite fish & chips place for lunch, then built more sand castles in the afternoon. Again, reading and whittle and playing!
Unfortunately that evening after we got back from building sand castles a whole mess of people showed up. The campsite next to us filled up with a family that set up WAY TO CLOSE, had no respect for our space, and spent the evening staring at us. We felt so weird and uncomfortable that we went to bed early just to hide in our tent. We decided we would leave a day early and head home because it quickly turned into Not So Fun.
It was actually nice to come home early, since we still had a day to relax at home. We had breakfast and broke down camp and got on the road before 9, to get home around lunch. I miss the cold weather but we both felt so rested and relaxed that it was still nice to be home. It was good because the kids were getting restless by Friday evening (should have brought more toys) and our bodies were sore from lack of padding on the tent floor (don't buy those blue foam things. They don't work for anything). All in all though we both felt it was a very successful, peaceful vacation.
|This guy landed across the camp grounds on Friday afternoon.|
Now we know that next time we will go Monday-Friday.
I didn't get nearly as much knitting done as I thought I would, but I did get half way through On the Shores of Silver Lake. And I did work out a new mitten design in my head and started it yesterday.
We got good news Wednesday after Ben got off work - They're going back down to 10s! Yay! (They've been working 12s with 10s on Saturdays for a long time now. 10s will feel like he's hardly working at all!)
I don't feel like I've been disconnected from electronics long enough, so I'm not sure how much I'll be hopping around the internet. It was so very nice to not be connected to anything. I'll probably stay away for a bit longer to give my brain longer to refresh and slow down.
For those of you wondering - My sister and I have decided we are going to do the craft show and I'll be going to register sometime this week (hopefully, if I can get over to the office).
Happy almost September!