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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This is my friend Kimberley and I at David Crowder, the first night of my so-called sabbatical.

I haven't written anything for a book in two weeks. I think this is the longest stretch I've had for at least fifteen years, and I'm learning how to be human again. Although last night at the Fallapallooza (our church's Fall festival) my boys worked, and I stuffed my head in a book most of the night.

I know that's not proper etiquette, and I did have some nice conversations, but mostly, I'm not sure how to be in the world again and I'm sort of greedy on my reading time. (My daughter is also at science camp, so life is quieter without her talking all the time.)

But I can see why vacations in America really aren't long enough. It takes a long time to come off of that high energy world in which we work. What's the most relaxed you've ever been on a vacation, and how long did it last?

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At 8:17 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I am one who likes to be at home, but 2010 we took a vacation to Universal Studios (yes, we saw Potterland). We also went to Sea World. Although I didn't do that well with the heat and all the walking, at the end of the week I wasn't ready to come home. It was a great vacation. Hubby was not stressed. We got along great. I had some emergency yarn and hook with me. :-) We were gone something like 8 days I think. The first night we stayed at the Sea World hotel and I highly recommend it. There are glass elevators so my elevator-phobia did not come into play. :-)

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

It's so hot there!!! OH that sounds fun to overlook Sea World. I remember seeing their fireworks at night, but we weren't close enough to see the whole park. I've stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and I love that. They have a room right in the middle of the park, but I can't afford that. LOL

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Sandie said...

Kristin, when we went to Disney we asked for a room that was close to the parking lot, quiet, and on the first floor. The only one they had that met our criteria was a step up from what we'd reserved. They gave us that room! We were quite happy with it. Service was excellent. We stayed at the Port Orleans.

At 9:20 PM, Blogger jel said...

ok, who is David Crowder?

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

This summer when I was in Cancun at an all-inclusive resort. It was too hot to do anything except be in the water. It was refreshing and so relaxing that I was having a hard time staying awake. Loved it!

At 12:21 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Jel, he's a Christian singer (David Crowder Band) and this was their last tour as a band. I've watched them grow and feel like a proud Mama.

Suzanne, that sounds lovely. My best friend Beth and I did that early this year. It was SOOO fabulous. We just laughed how we went from bed, to beach lounger to pool, then we ate, then we did it all again. LOL

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Sandie, is that Disneyworld? I haven't been there yet. I'm worried the heat would do me in, and I love me a Disney vacation!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

We've been to both Universal Studios (once) and Disney World (Florida) (twice, in 1995? and this year). Husband will only go in September around Labor Day when crowds are light. Prepare to walk, walk, walk, walk, and do more walking. The heat depends on if there's a hurricane brewing. *smile* We had to delay our trip a week due to Tropical Storm Lee. It was pretty hot but tolerable. I didn't make it to Magic Kingdom but saw all the other parks.


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