It rained. . It was cold. I was in a tent. My camera let me down. Seems like not much to cheer about, doesn’t it? It was a grand vacation.
😐 A gentle rain that soothe me to sleep. I love to hear on a tent….at night. I had a poncho for venturing out. Right at 2AM the rain stopped and my bladder woke me. What a stroke of luck. By 2:30, the rain soothed me back to sleep. We stayed dry. No leaks until the tent’s rain-flap reached the point of saturation. Two drops. That’s all. Gratitude. :-O
😐 Simple pleasures. We ventured up to a tunnel through the dunes, a playground, and high waves on Lake Michigan. Miss K, The two Mr. Rs, Mr. C, and Mr. B had a blast chasing waves and throwing rocks. They were soaked. Sixty degree air, and water that felt like an ice pack dried in the warmed sand of the playground. Mr. R: “This is the best vacation ever.” Gratitude. 🙂
😐 Huddling around campfires. Telling stories while burning pretend houses made of cardboard is a family legacy. I know it sounds macabre. My grandfather, the fire chief started the storytelling. All stories end with everyone escaping in the nick of time: kids, parents, pets, sometimes, princesses tiaras. Lessons spoken about fire safety. This year we toasted marshmallows and added some colorful powder. Gratitude. 🙂
🙁 Bifocals. My optometrist said I’d like them. I resisted. Finally, I got them with my health savings plan. Wow! I can read without digging for reading glasses. Gratitude. 🙂
🙂 Long bicycle rides and wildlife. No, wait, those are chickens and rooster. Who can make their sound? Gratitude. :-O
😐 A vacation without Loved-One. Boo. He stayed home to work. After begging him to go with me to Disney World in June, I decided to lay of the pressure this time. He showed up the evening of the fourth day. Just in time for ice cream, a campfire, a sunset, and an early morning camp-breaking exercise. Gratitude. 🙂
:-) Scheduled posts and MidLife Bloggers on Facebook. I got all my posts done ahead of time. Vacation means unplugging (for the most part.) I missed my sister bloggers. Gratitude. 😉
🙂 Sherman’s ice cream and “Little Nemo’s” waffle cones. Need I say more than Gratitude? Enough walking to burn all the calories before I got home.
🙂 Mom’s open door policy and dancing a wedding. Nine people, two showers, and a ton of sand got washed off at Mom’s just in time to make it to a beautiful wedding. I heard we have a reputation to uphold. We can be so silly, you might think we’re under the influence of something. We’re just high on life. “We are Fam-i-ly.” Gratitude 🙂
🙂 L-O-V-E spelled out by children against the sunset. Gratitude.
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