I'm good at the week-before prep. I make lists and pack clothes, and swimming stuff, and beach gear. I organize meals, and pack the right seasonings and tin foil, and baggies. I make sure the laundry is clean and put together. But I swear, he picks up everything I leave off. All electronics. Nightlights. Fans. My pillow. All the last minute stuff. And he can pack that car like a boss.
Watched my kids swim.
Watched my baby splash in her baby pool.
Eat lots of food, including locally-made summer sausage and my own homemade guacamole
Read three books:
The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (five stars!)
Bad Monkeys (highly recommended by my cousin Chris on his blog The Gamer Cave) (four stars -- it got a little sci-fi for me in the second half!)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (still reading)
these were amazing summer vacation books. happy sigh.
Spent quality time with my husband
Spent a little time working; sold a house remotely!
Floated on the lake
Took 200 photos.
I wish I could do it all over again. It was pure perfection, even the vicious mosquitoes and deerflies. Perfect Up North vacation. Can't wait for next year!