Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Vacation, all I ever wanted
Karl and I have pretty much perfected the taken at arms length portrait we fondly refer to as the "cheese shot." However, in this case we had a few things working against us: a super heavy wide angle lens/ camera body combination and a ridiculous amount of wind that kept changing direction. But Karl has only been to the beach a handful of times in his life, so we needed to document.
That shot was taken on what was supposed to be the last day of our vacation. We packed up Tuesday morning first thing and headed to the airport. As I was checking in, the little kiosk alerted us the flight was oversold and they'd be looking for volunteers to rebook. We have volunteered for this in the past, but never wound up being selected to be bumped.
This time we got lucky! There had been a mechanical problem that grounded a whole fleet of aircraft and forced fully blooked flights onto smaller planes, so they actually needed 13 volunteers! And since we were there early, and flexible with our schedule, we were given 2 400 dollar ticket credits, a days worth of food vouchers and an extra night in Florida at a nearby hotel. It was like God decided we needed an extra day to ease back into real life. And the promise of another vacation in the next year, thanks to those free tickets.
So we're back. And Walker is sprawled out on the bed enjoying some time with his people. I think the sign of a good vacation is when you find yourself just a little bit excited to get back to real life.
Lots of things on my to do list, but for the first time in a while I feel like I have the energy to tackle it all.