Things I learned on vacation…

I learned ALOT on our vacation. Not just educational stuff, like in Jamestown and Yorktown, but some life lessons.

1.  Simple is better.  We stayed in a condo, with one floor and plenty of space.  Yet we had no toys, just the outdoors and each other.  There was not much to take care of, laundry was just the few outfits I brought for each child.  It was wonderful.

2.  None of us missed any material items from home, not even our house!  When I asked the kids what they missed most at the end of the 9 days, they all said “friends.”  They missed their friends.  Nobody missed toys, our home, or anything material.  Funny, huh?  Even I didn’t.  I could have traveled this way for awhile.  As long as we had each other, I felt so content.

4.  Always trust your own instincts and not the GPS…we got super lost FOLLOWING the GPS which took us through a very dangerous part of DC. Enough said.  I don’t want to re-live it 🙂

5.  The beach is beautiful and an enormous amount of fun for all of us.  Yet, I am not decided yet, if it is worth the effort of lugging everyone and everything back to the car while covered in sand.  Then going back into the car and getting the car covered in sand…it is alot of work! 🙂

6.  Most of all I learned that I need NOTHING at all but my family and the Lord, of course.  It was HIM that got us through a difficult travel day home, and being with the kids and my husband is really ALL I need each day.  It doesn’t matter where we are, as long as we are together. 🙂

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