Friday, June 19, 2009

Surf and sand

Today after work, Torsten and I are flying back east to spend a week at the Jersey shore with my family. I am very excited about this. Our last real vacation was our honeymoon, back in November, and it was wonderful, but with everything that's been going on since then, I think we both really need another chance to just lie on the beach and relax.

Of course, it will be different--we're staying in a beach house with a bunch of family members, including young children, so it won't exactly be the romantic resort vacation with free drinks on the beach and somebody sprinkling our room with rose petals every day. But it will be lovely, and I think it's safe to say that vacations with my family are MUCH more relaxing than vacations with Torsten's family. And I'm not being rude, because he agrees. In fact, trips to visit his family are more stressful for him than they are for me.

This will be my first trip to sea level since we moved to Denver in February, and while I am not looking forward to the humidity, I am looking forward to the nearby ocean. The house we've rented is right on the beach, and apparently sometimes you can see dolphins swimming by, which I am inordinately excited about.

Plus, it will be nice to have, at least for a week, the hustle and bustle of lots of people around. I haven't had that for awhile, since it's just Torsten and me (and the dog) in our house, and I no longer have an office filled with coworkers, you know? So if Torsten has to spend a few hours getting some work done, there will be 10 other people that I can go hang out with while he does it.

Plus, you know, sand in the toes, sleeping late, no responsibilities, and all the rest. It should be lovely. And it's supposed to be sunny and in the seventies the whole time. I only hope that's true--I've had my fill of afternoon thunderstorms for awhile.

And I don't even feel guilty about leaving the dog behind, because she loves the daycare we board her at--so it's a vacation for her too. Only ours is the restful kind whereas hers is doggy Disneyland, where she'll play all day, every day, and come home exhausted and impossibly smelly.

Basically, it's going to be awesome all around. But things will be quiet around here for the next week or so--I haven't lined up guest posters or anything--and I doubt I'll be posting much. Of course, now that I've said that, it will probably rain all week and I'll have nothing to do BUT write blog posts. (Please don't let me have jinxed our beach weather. Please.)

But yeah. The plan is not to post much, if at all, while I'm gone. This is the only vacation we have planned all summer, so I need to enjoy it to the max. Which means I'll need to get maximize my lying on the beach time right away. Just thinking about it makes me feel all happy and relaxed.

33 comments:

  1. Have a great time! Hope the weather is gorgeous.

    Shorty loves the doggie daycare too. He gets to be around dogs all day, so it's much more exciting than hanging out with boring old us.

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  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Have tons of fun!

    We're trying to plan some "toes-in-sand" days for ourselves, so please post some pics when you return for motivation purposes! ;)

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  3. Oh yay!! I hope you have a lovely week!!

    xox

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  4. I'll be all sandy and beachy with you, in another state! Enjoy your week off and esp. the dolphins! :)

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  5. i'll be heading to nj after work today, too! ...except i'll be in princeton and not at the beach. and also just for the weekend. BUT STILL. :-) enjoy!!

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  6. I think a week-long beach trip should be a mandatory thing for all working people. We need the nice break and relaxation!

    Have fun!

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  7. I feel all happy and relaxed, too! We leave for 2 weeks on Weds for our vacation...although, our trip isn't going to be the luxuriousness of relaxing on the beach for a week :)

    Have fun!

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  8. Have a great time! Also, you may find that you have a lot more energy than you're used to at sea level since you've acclimated to altitude. When I go to California and go for a run I feel like Superman.

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  9. Have fun! I am leaving on Monday for 3 weeks, so our Lexulous games will have to stop for a while. But I'll start another with you when I get home!

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  10. I am so jealous! My vacation is scheduled for the week after next and so far the plan is nothing. Which can be okay, but I need me some beach time too...

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  11. Oh how lovely! Have a wonderful time- we're leaving on a two week vaca on wednesday- which will be fantastic.... I've been so swamped with big project that I've barely had time to breathe.
    Just let me know what photo you'd like- I haven't forgotten and we'll just talk when we get back!
    Have a great time!

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  12. Just out of curiosity, which beach? I live 15 minutes away from mega parts of the Jersey Shore. :)

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  13. YAY!

    we are going to the domincan this year and i can't wait!!!! thus, the exercise and the dieting and the water drinking ... etc ....

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  14. Relax, have fun, and take lots of pictures!

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  15. Have a lot of fun, spending time at the beach with big families are cool too. Imagine the barbecues and drinks under the sun, maybe you'll get back with cool tans too :)

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  16. Have fun! I'm sure that you will post lots of pictures when you get back!

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  17. Have a wonderful vacation! Stepping away from the blog (and, quite frankly, the internet) is so necessary sometimes.

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  18. have a great holiday. i can relate to the pre-holiday buzz - so much of the fun is the anticipation of relaxation. Enjoy!

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  19. I have a question about Washington DC....do u have to have a ticket to get into the National Archives? Do you know how to go about getting in? you can email me at kristen.trowbridge@mvisd.com

    thanks so much

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  20. I'm missing your posts! I want to see beach pictures. :)

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