I usually think vacations will be times of introspection. I will read, think about my future, plan for our return. I am a little nerdy and think those things sound fun. But vacations are more active than that. They aren't at all about our real life, planning and preparing for day to day life, it is about escape, it is about living a different life for a few days. A life where you don't have any other responsibilities, no worries, no homework, no job, no house to clean or meals to cook (unless you want to). I have discovered that vacations are about being present in this moment with the people you love and loving every minute of it. And I am inexpressibly grateful we get to do that.
(I left the cord for my camera at home so I can't upload any pictures on the trip but I promise to do a whole post of pictures when I return.)