I'm going away...
on vacation for ten days. Actually, it's nine but I need an extra day to recover when we return. I've realized that as I have gotten older, no matter how un-strenuous my vacations are, I still need an extra day to recover from the travel and what not. Luckily, Mike feels the same way, so we always build it into our vacation time.
We're hiking in South Dakota for the first five. Let me rephrase: we are going on some short hikes in South Dakota while visiting Mike's family in Rapid City. I've never been to South Dakota, so I am looking forward to it. Plus, I have come to appreciate hiking in the wilderness.
Then, the five days after that, we are headed to Santa Barbara, California to meet up with some old friends. And drink our way "sideways". I couldn't help myself. I am looking forward to getting to see Sean and Heather. I love vacationing with them because all we do is eat and drink. And laugh, and laugh, and laugh. Which is why I am looking forward to it all. Later.