Three last trip tips
Perfect vacation tip #12: Stay just
long enough, but not too long
Some vacations leave
you feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation, but this
trip instead recharged our batteries. Why? We were
only gone for four nights, which was just long enough to really
get into the zone and then be happy to see home again. (If
you're less of a homebody, you might be able to stay longer.)
Perfect vacation tip #13: Don't drive
Even though Mark does
all the driving (because I hate it), hours in the car can be a
drag after a while. Seven hours seems close to the maximum
amount we'd want to go, since much further would tempt us to stop
for the night and would make the vacation too long for homebodies.
Perfect vacation tip #14: Don't go
Before this trip, I hadn't been in the ocean
for about ten or twelve years. When I walked out into the
waves, I laughed out loud from delight and suddenly I was the
person I'd been a decade or more ago. I don't think I would
have had such an extremely good time if I'd been to the beach last
month or even last year, so even though Mark, Mom, and I all rated
this trip a 10 out of 10, we probably won't go back to Pawleys
Island right away.
Thanks for looking at
all my gratuitous vacation photos! Before I return you to
your regularly scheduled homesteading posts, do you want to add
any tips you have about creating the best possible vacation?
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