I’m back from the mountains of North Carolina where my husband, son and I took our vacation. We were lucky enough to stay at my sister-in-law’s house which has an incredible view. She and her husband were on vacation too, so we had their house to ourselves. What a way to spend a week!
We’d been planning a fall vacation for most of the year, but when I learned that I would be out of a job we were thinking that we couldn’t afford to spend the money to get away. Disappointment set in. We decided to go ahead and set the date anyway, so that my husband could at least take a week off of work. I wrote V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N with a thick, black sharpie pen on our calendar so that we couldn’t change our minds. As soon as we did that and started thinking of relaxing and just being grateful that we could take a week off together in the fall — no matter what we did — things fell into place.
My husband learned that his sister was going on vacation at that same time — she offered her home to us for the week while she was away. Bingo! So, we drove about 10 hours to her house in the hills and enjoyed a week of rest, relaxation and fall-like temperatures.
We’ve come back home rejuvinated and thankful for time away. No phones, limited email and no blogging (although I did miss it). If you haven’t had a vacation in awhile, why not take a long weekend before winter hits. The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling. It’s a great time to think and be grateful for what we have.