Friday, August 31, 2012

Trials and Tribulations of Family Vacationing

 {Riverfront Park - Spokane, Washington}

I returned earlier this week from my annual trip to Washington. It was a trying trip (to say the least) thanks to my insane step-mother.

I did have some good times over the course of those 3 weeks, though. Some of the highlights included:

*Several trips to Chocolate Apothecary where I spent a small fortune on gourmet chocolate bars and intensely delicious drinking chocolates

*Days at Riverfront Park where the 1974 World's Fair was held

*Lots of hikes in 90+ degree weather

*Soaking up the serenity of non-city life

*A trip or two to the casinos and getting lost between towns so small that you'd miss them if you blinked

*And visiting with loved ones who I don't get to see nearly enough.

I also learned more about my Native American heritage and family history. I'm pretty sure I've only scratched the surface on that front, but am looking forward to uncovering more in the months come!

While I was spending one of the weeks with my grandparents, my grandma bought me a dreamy KitchenAid stand mixer from the PRO Series and had it shipped directly to my home. It just arrived the other day and I can't wait to bake her the biggest "Thank You" care package of all time! I'll share my baking adventures here soon!

Anyway, even though I was away for only 3 weeks, it feels as though I was living on another timeline. Home still feels a little foreign to me as I try to acclimate back to my real life. Do you ever feel like that after a long vacation?

1 comment:

  1. I often feel like that after a long vacation! So glad you're back! I'll be messaging you soon! x

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