Dreamy Vacation

July 15, 2011 · 1 comment

I used to think that flopping on the beach of some (mostly) deserted island in the tropics somewhere, with sky so blue it hurts to look at and sand as soft as cotton, would be my dream vacation. [And it TOTALLY would be, btw!].

It turns out there are other vacations that fall into the dreamy category.

For instance, the one we just got home from (and I can’t stop thinking about going back).

We spent the week of 4th of July at my cousin’s house in New Hampshire. If you’ve never been, it’s absolutely gorgeous – trees, mountains, granite, trees…. anyway, the state is lovely. Even lovelier, however, was her house and neighborhood. Her house is gorgeous – all wood floors and tile and open floor plan. Big enough to give everyone space, small enough to be cozy.

More than that, though, it was the just being together that was so wonderful. I’m not sure I can explain it right, but it felt like home to be there with her and her family.  Her kids and my kids were great together, and  it was so nice to have other adults to talk to regularly!

We spent our days in the lake, on the lake, and in the pool. Lake Winnipesaukee is a mere golf cart ride from their house and is by far one of the most gorgeous bodies of water I’ve had the luck of seeing and being in. We had dinners together, home cooked, and everyone pitched in. Having 4 adults to 5 kids made everything just a little easier, especially at meal times.

We didn’t rush, we didn’t panic, we didn’t have things we had to do. We just lived and it was dreamy.

What’s your idea of the perfect vacation?

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Michelle July 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

It was a dream vacation for us too!! You were such good guests. You made life here even more fun. I still smile thinking of your time here! Let’s make it an annual thing. PLEASE!?


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