Usually, coming back from vacation means settling back into one’s routine and getting back to real life. How strange it is to come back from vacation right before a cross-country move and the start of a new chapter. Instead of settling into a routine, I have to get packing, job hunting, and moving. Instead of real life, it’s the crazy emotional chaos that goes along with a huge life transition.
Not that I’m complaining. It just hasn’t sunk in yet, I think.
Some highlights from our amazing vacation (posts coming soon!):
~Pina coladas in our quiet corner of the ship, looking out at the Gulf of Mexico
~Making friends with a monkey in Cozumel
~Ridiculous inside jokes that make no sense, even to us
~Dos Equis and guacamole at the beach in Mexico
~Marveling at the Louisiana live oaks
~Po’boys…oh, so many po’boys
~Beignets at Cafe du Monde
*Photo: One of the 300-year-old live oaks at Oak Alley Plantation