Hi — How are you?
I am home and I’m quietly trying to slide back into a routine of daily writing. I’ve been back for a few days now and have happily spent the time getting the to-do list that I secretly created while away all checked off (all those things I forgot to do before I left!). That, and weeding the garden (that went out of control while I was gone) — but now I’m getting all set.
More than anything, I am trying to savor the last of the summer. It always feels like summer is essentially over once I have returned from a summer vacation — regardless of the fact that there are 50+ official days left. I can’t help but feel the need to squeeze everything I can in what time is left. Do you feel the same? Have you taken a summer break yet? I would love to hear about it.
In the mean time, I thought I would share a tiny bit of what we did. It largely involved a van (named Foxy) that was painted very Charley Harper-ish (if you ask me), that we lived in while we trekked through 7 National Parks and Monuments, and a handful of state parks all through northern California and Oregon. Then I followed it up with a quick trip to Martha’s Vineyard with some of my best girl friends and their kids. Here is a peek at our fun.