Saturday, June 13, 2009

Online again

We just got back from a week vacation. Eric had a week-long writer's retreat and the rest of us came along. We stayed in a state park about 10 minutes outside the town where the retreat was held. No internet access, of course, but no phone access, either. No signal for my emergency cell phone and the closest pay phone was about a 5-10 minute walk away. It was a little strange being so cut off from everything.

It was a bit more stressful than I had anticipated. I would have to take multiple trips back and forth from our cabin and town whenever the children got tired and fussy. It was a challenge keeping everyone happy and amused with no home I could easily walk back to, no toys or play things for Zari, no stroller (so when Zari decided she was done and not moving another foot and laid down on the sidewalk and refused to move, I had to literally drag her, kicking and screaming, to the next place we needed to go), lots of bugs and occasional bad weather. But when Eric had time off, we had a blast. The state park had a huge swimming pool with a big waterslide, so we spent most afternoons swimming and splashing. We also were able to eat out one night at a fantastic restaurant. Amazing flavors and tastes, lots of locally grown and seasonal ingredients. Mmmmm...

More updates tomorrow once I wade through all of my emails and bills and packages.


  1. Where did you go? You are at a loss without a stroller with 2 kids, if only to keep stuff in.

  2. It's nice to "see" you back. Traveling with kids can be stressful even when things are ideal. I'm about to go on a long trip with my kids, sans hubby, and I'm admittedly quite nervous.

    That pool sounds marvelous!

  3. Girl, what were you thinking not taking a stroller? I keep mine in my car at all times!


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