Saturday, July 31, 2010

When The Kids Are Away

...The Grown-Ups Will Play

I'm naturally a motivated, organized person. I get things done, and that's the way I like it. Sometimes it can be tiresome being me and it's a luxury to take a vacation from myself. When my kids are at camp it's my time to do whatever I want. I know that I could take the opportunity of being child-free and accomplish all kinds of things completely unhindered, but that doesn't sound nearly as fun as doing whatever I want for a week.

How did I spend my time sans the small humans?

There was a lot of book reading, sleeping in, movie watching(Inception - go see it), dressing up and going out at night, eating insanely delicious food, and spending every moment with Steve. Given the choice, there's no one I would rather hang out with. He completes me. This week reminded us that there was a time when it was just the two of us, and in a few years it will be again. It's a good thing we still like each other.

We took a day to play tourist and road the ferry over to Sausalito. It's a charming little town full of cute shops and art galleries, it was fun to explore. The views from the ferry were breathtaking. The entire day was picture-postcard-perfect. We live in such a beautiful place, it's always fun to go out and explore it.

When the kids come home tomorrow and reality hits, I'm ready for it. I've had enough of a vacation to be ready for the return to normal.

Port of San Francisco

On A Boat


The view from our lunch table

The beautiful Golden Gate


  1. Those are some beautiful pictures!!! What a way to spend a week. It sounds wonderful!

  2. Good for you, you deserve a break and it sounds like you had an amazing vacation of your own. Glad you could spend it with Steve! I love the pictures and can't wait until we are there again enjoying the beautiful change of scenery.