So, we are headed home from camping. Just a short weekend trip. It was a lot of fun. We hiked down to the beach about 50 times and did lots of playing in the sand and enjoying the California sun.
But ya know what. I have determined something about camping. It is not worth it.
We pretty much have not tent camped since we did youth ministry when we first got married. We've never done tent camping with kids. Seems like it just wouldn't be that much fun.
|Vinny thinks the RV is the greatest thing ever.|
Plus, it is so damn much work. All the packing and shopping and then even worse... the unpacking. A vacation just should not be so much work. Don't get me wrong- I had a good time, but you know what my favorite part was? The beautiful San Clemente beach. I am really starting to think a condo or hotel is the way to go next time.
|Vinny roasting "smarshmallows"|
Something, I never thought I would say, but I may be a little beached out. Summer is half over, and I have definitely done as much beaching as I had hoped to. I have been about 10 times, if you only count this whole weekend of beach as one time. I love the beach, but I do need a break for a few days. I am getting a little tired of cleaning sand out of tiana's every crack and crevice.
Vinny is going to Vacation Bible School this week, so this is a good week for a beach break. If you ask him, he will not agree. I have created a monster there. He was still in the water at 8pm last night. He can't get enough of the waves. (He apparently has had enough of mommy boogie boarding though. I accidentally crashed into him yesterday and he was not a fan of that experience).
I can't believe I am 3/5 finished with my summer. :( I only get 5 weeks off. I have 2 weeks left. We go back on Wednesday, July 27, but I planned to go back Monday so I can get everything ready for next semester and my first week. I have done ZERO schoolwork this summer, by design. I have worked continually every summer since I started teaching. Not teaching, but conferences and planning and whatnot, but this summer, nothing. To make up for it, I have given myself two days. Probably not enough, but it will have to do.
Meanwhile... to make the best of the next two weeks. There is still so much I want to do. Sigh.