A Family First
For the first time since ‘lil q was born, we took a vacation. And by vacation I mean, just us, our family, somewhere that wasn’t a friend or family’s house, with no purpose other than to take a trip. Call us daft, but we chose the beach in February. In reality, the beach, in a
beach town, in the winter is a great time for a quiet vacation. Seats at a restaurant, empty beaches, no crush of other tourists. Of course the big question is always the weather, but that’s always an issue.
As some know, ‘lil q spent the first week of her life in a condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean compliments of her grandparents. She didn’t get to go to beach or play in the water, but she did get to hear it and she can say she ‘saw’ it I suppose. So this trip she got to see the Atlantic Ocean. In less than 18 months she’s seen two oceans, flown four times and been to twice as many states. At least when she’s older she can’t say we kept her isolated.
One of the nice things about the beach in the winter is the availability of places to stay – nice places, with lots of room. We ended up with a four bedroom house that allowed us to bring the dog, a block from the beach for less than most hotel rooms. But more memorable is that this was our first vacation as a family, our little family. There have been and will be more extended family vacations, and those are just as important, but for us, this trip will always be special.