I can remember as a kid, those last few moments of our vacation at the beach. I would go stand on the bluff and watch the sun set while soaking up every minute of beauty hoping it would keep me full til the next time.
And now I’m watching my kids stand on that same bluff, soaking it all in, loving every minute and it’s pretty great.
I told my mom that I was like a thirsting man in the desert crawling towards this vacation as he crawled towards water. It was really needed. And wonderful.
Davey and Jennifer got to fly out to celebrate Journeys End’s 20th birthday with the Bowins and it was just really great. We had one of those Norman Rockwell morning where the whole family was down at the water, the guys surfing, Aunt Jennifer in the waves with Ev and Jack and Mom and I sitting by the shore chasing Ivy out of the water. Just one of those, ‘soak in this moment’ times.
Wes and I got away for 24 ish hours and it was just fun; kicking up our heels, eating the good food, and plain relaxing.
We also went to a foot reflexology/massage place in SLO and I think I drooled for an hour.
Wonderful to see my grandparents and other family and friends.
There’s just not much like sitting in the back yard of Journey’s End with your family around you. Thankful and grateful for the opportunity to be there.