Friday, March 6, 2009
I normally try not to look back to often at my life as change becomes drastic from year to year. Although I couldn't help thinking back to our last really big vacation. We never told the kids we were even going. I watched them get excited as Christmas neared and our plan had already been put into action. When they opened their gift from Santa to find a bathing suit, flip flops, a towel, sunglasses and sunscreen they looked at each other as if Santa had truly lost his mind. In perfectly timed form, even the Olympic synchronized swimming team would be impressed with, all three stared up at us. I truly wish I'd had my camera with me at that point. It was priceless. once they found out we were giving them a trip to Maui they ran around like a group of kids allowed to have a Wii before the rest of the public.
What was my point? Oh yes...I miss vacations. I miss running to the airport right after work to jump onto our flight to our latest and greatest destination. My poor hubby has not had a vacation in 2 1/2 years and yet we still push on. What I loved most about Maui...aside from the people, the beach, the fun, the relaxation and of course my favorite frozen lemonade were my feet. I can see each and every one of your faces right now..."Your feet?!?!?!"
I managed to get a rather severe sunburn on my back and I was attempting to lay comfortably in my small cabana on the beach. Hubby snorkeled out in the surf while whales breached several hundred yards out. The kids built their latest and greatest sandcastle on the beach. In each picture I snapped, I found out later, my feet were int he bottom of the shot peeking up from the bottom of the shot...and the fish picture. Apparently he wanted to talk to us. My kids named him sushi.
Now that was a great vacation!!!