Exhausted is the word. Jeff and I just returned from our week long vacation in Washington, and it’s safe to say we had a blast. Time always seems to go so quickly when you want it to last forever, and so slow in between.
The week began with my sister-in-law’s wedding rehearsal lunch cruise, my two girlfriends from Seattle arriving in town, quickly followed by Jeff’s hockey game, and capped off with our west coast wedding reception. Yes, that all happened in one day. The reception was held in Jeff’s parents’ backyard, and I wish I took photos to capture the beautiful sparkling bistro lights, the wood fired pizza oven serving thin crusted, cheesy goodness, the band playing oldies by the pool, or the many people that stopped by to see us. But I have no pictures because I was having too much fun enjoying the company of so many people. You’ll have to imagine it in your head, the magic and all. It is so rare these days we lose ourselves so much that we actually forget to take photos. I actually don’t think I had my cell phone with me at all.
The next day followed with Jeff’s sister’s wedding, and the rest of the week is a blur. We drove out to Seattle, ate way too many oysters, spent time with good friends, drove around the wooded hills of eastern Washington, cruised around the beautiful Lake Coeur D’Alene, played with our nephew, spent time with family, tried pop rocks wings (they were weird), and just enjoyed life. There were no alarm clocks, lots of fun, lots of food, and the best kind of relaxation.
Usually towards the end of vacations I tend to get annoyed, tired, and want my own bed, but this was different. Getting on the plane back to reality was a bit of a struggle. But here we are back in Upstate New York, very ready for our next adventure.