It was wonderful, I don’t want it to be over

by Ginger on June 2, 2010

in Downtime

We’re back from our vacation, and I’m in full on mourning mode. Mourning the end of freestyle days and lazy mornings and no cubicles. We had an amazing time, and I don’t want to reenter the real world! I say vacation every day for everyone!!

I’ve got a few posts about the trip planned over the next couple of days as I get back in the saddle, but for now, I’ll leave you with a list of some of my favorite parts of the trip:

  • spending full days with both my guys, uninterrupted by work or obligation.
  • an amazing hotel with a spectacular Bay view. Luxury digs that were also kid friendly (though you’d never know it just looking at it).
  • close proximity to the Ferry Building and all the yummy goodness contained within.
  • a 9 month old who was SO amazingly easy and chill and fun that I now want to travel with him all the time! Missed nap? No problem! Weird schedules? Respond with giggles and grins! Strange locations? Just somewhere new to check out! I don’t know how we lucked out so much with this kid.
  • food, food and more food. Mmmm, my favorite thing to do on vacation is eat my way through a city!
  • visiting with family, and having Jackson meet more grandparents and his aunts. So fun to see them together.
  • Beautiful weather–we had clear skies, sunshine and temperatures in the 60’s & 70’s almost the entire time we were there. It was so gorgeous, perfect for walking around the city.
  • early morning snoozing with baby cuddles. Jackson has never been one to sleep on/with us, so it was a wonderful little bonus during the trip when he wanted to sleep curled up on me after our morning nurse.
  • Laughing with my husband as we celebrated our wedding anniversary by spending time with our baby in a hotel room. Heck, laughing with my husband pretty much all the time–we have a great time together!

All in all, it was a fantastic trip–one that was much needed both in terms of health and mental health. It was good for N.C. and I to get away from “real life” together, to spend time as a family, to discover that we like to travel with Jackson as much as we like to travel with each other, and to remember that sometimes you need to stop and enjoy life and not just plow through it. Thank goodness for vacations to remind us of that.

Perpetua June 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

I’m so happy it went well! One of the things I worried about when I got pregnant was the “loss” of traveling with my husband. We haven’t pulled off a real trip yet, but from the day trips we’ve taken it’s turning out that traveling with the kid is even more awesome.

I’m sure it can also be hellish, but let’s not think about that 🙂

Alexis June 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

There is nothing like a good vacation to cure all that ails. I am glad you all had a great time, travel with kids is actually a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see pictures, I have never been off the east coast (pathetic I know), so I am excited to see it all.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist June 3, 2010 at 6:17 am

I am so pleased that the trip worked out so well and was exactly what you needed. I can’t wait to read your posts about it and see pics. I am a San Francisco native and miss it terribly!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks June 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

Sounds like you accomplished all your goals …. and then some! Yay for vacations … now, you just need to ride the *high* you got from being away for as long as possible!

Megan June 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

I’m glad you had such a wonderful trip! I love our family vacations, too. Not the same as the romantic vacations of yore, but fun on a totally different level.

Glad you liked the restaurant, too. 🙂

Elizabeth June 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I wouldn’t want to leave either! I’m glad Jackson traveled like a champ and left you wanting more. That’s always the very best feeling, I’m sure!

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