I'm back at work after vacation. Being at work isn't making me happy, but vacation last week sure did.
It was pretty much exactly what I was hoping for for this trip. Most of our vacations over the last few years have involved other people, either family or close friends. In fact, this was the first time we've ever taken a trip that was just the missus, little one, and me. We really needed to get away, and to do so without feeling like we had to make other people happy. The goal was a laid-back, simple trip, and it was a success. We intentionally chose a slower-paced place that wouldn't be packed or overrun by tourists, and it was awesome. We spent the week doing whatever we felt like doing without answering to anyone else. Plus, we gorged ourselves on seafood, spent some time on the beach, and even hung out with an SFer for an afternoon (though that particular SFer is more of a real-life than SF friend at this point).