We all have weekends that we wish would last forever. I try not to work on the weekends, but my blog recently took me to Daytona Beach with the family to do a little research for an upcoming post for a sponsor. Angeline and I went to Grapevine, Texas a few weeks ago, but that was just us. This was the whole family, which we don't often have the opportunity to do. We even brought along Angeline's best friend for the weekend.
It was so nice to get away for the weekend...no cooking, no cleaning, no blog work, no errands to run or chores to do around the house...
It was a real vacation, and aside from taking photos and the occasional note for the upcoming post, it was all play and no work!
Chris and I rode dune buggies along the waters edge. We ran over jellyfish, did donuts in the sand and laughed our heads off when we got off of the dune buggies and our legs were like jelly from all of that exercise!
We ordered room service, went out to eat every day and enjoyed having someone else clean up for once...
Since our hotel was right on the beach, all we had to do to smell the salty air was open our sliding glass door. If you are heading out on a weekend getaway at the beach, I highly recommend upgrading to an ocean view room. It was about $10 more a night, but it was so worth it!
I'll be sharing a lengthy post about our weekend in Daytona Beach very soon, but for now, I want to leave you with this...
Take the weekend off. Even if you can't get away on a getaway like we just did, stop working for the weekend if at all possible. Chris and I had so much fun together, reconnecting, just loving up on each other. We laughed more than we have in months! He didn't even play candy crush during dinner. While Angeline spent most of her time with her friend on the beach, it was wonderful how often she texted me photos of what they were doing or calling me to come see them.
It's kind of crazy that she's old enough now to do her own thing for hours at a time. I think I only saw her for a total of 5 hours on Saturday because they were busy running around the beach on rented bicycles.
Sleep in. Take a walk with the dogs. Take the kids to the park. Let the laundry wait until Sunday night. Order a pizza.
Catch up on all the shows you've been too busy to watch during the week. Read a book...
Go have fun. You deserve it.
When was the last time you found yourself wishing that the weekend would last forever?
This is so what I need. I need to truly unplug, unplug and not worry about what is going on or come back to a mountain of work. I need to do it much more often too.