What does one do when there is 24 inches of snow on the ground and plowed 4 feet up the sides of the driveway? We revisit photos of the recent vacay to warmer climates, of course!
Someone recently commented that vacations are great, and it’s too bad we eventually have to go back to reality when they’re over. And it got me thinking about what really is reality? Are vacations only temporary, illusionary escapes from our “real” life? If so, we’ll never be happy because there’s always going to be obstacles to overcome; there’s always roadblocks and detours to navigate in life.
So, I’ve come to believe that vacations, while they can be a nice break from the day-to-day, mundane routine, are the ultimate reality check. Why, you ask? Because it’s through vacays (aka: mental health breaks) where we have the opportunity to step back, reconnect, recharge and re-prioritize our lives. When done with the family, vacays bring us back to the reality of what is truly important in our lives. It’s time when we can push all the head trash and other garbage our of our lives and focus on people we love. And remember why we love them.
The older I get, the more important family becomes. Which is why, whenever possible, Entrepreneur and I like to include family when we vacay. Oh sure, someday we’ll go off together on one for just the two of us. But for now, we love to exhaust ourselves with the fabulous chaos that goes along with traveling with children and grandchildren!
So without further ado, here are some shots from the champagne shores of what I consider my real reality…and why I work so hard to have these moments! Enjoy!
Now there is a story behind this one. You see, Peanut mentioned she’d like to have some coconuts. So, of course, Daddy and DJ took a covert detour one night after dinner to climb a few palm trees and bring her back some coconuts!
A rare moment when everyone cooperated for the camera!