Last Friday my husband and I left for a little getaway sans children to Florida. I am almost embarrassed to say how long it has been since we've been alone on vacation. See post here. Four years!! Yikes.
It was just what we needed. My father and stepmother live in Winter Park, FL., but they have a beach cottage on New Smyrna Beach. We spent 4 days on the beach! It was wonderful. Complete relaxation.
I did a lot of reading and laying on the beach. The beginning of the below book is very depressing, but I am now almost a quarter into it and am hooked. I loved Tartt's book The Secret History (read years it ago) so I decided to give The Goldfinch a try.
We had beautiful weather, but the sun was HOT, HOT, HOT. There wasn't a cloud in the sky for three full days. The best part of the trip was just spending one on one time with my husband. I selfishly wish we could have more time like that.
We came home last night and the kids were spoiled rotten by their two Aunts! It really makes it so easy to leave when you know that you have family members who are very reliable and on it! Well, it's back to reality and with only 2 weeks of school left, I am getting a little nervous!! I'm used to CT where kids didn't get out of school until end of June!