We left winter behind and cruised from New Orleans to Costa Maya, Mexico, Santo Tomas de Castillo, Guatemala, Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel this past week. We literally soaked up the sunshine, fresh air, good books, pools and hot tubs, shuffleboard and ping pong, local music, and rested--we accomplished our goal! That's a vacation.
It was heavenly to feel warm breezes and 85 degrees. Our bodies, minds, and souls have been renewed and rejuvenated. We didn't use a watch or a clock once--that's a vacation.
As the Creoles say, "Whadahurray, mon?" (We learned a little Creole!) That's a vacation.
DH and I got to hear & see the howler monkeys (and a few alligators too) on our river rafting excursion in Belize. We sampled all the local beers but none can compare to good old Busch. That's a vacation.
We didn't write or mail one postcard. We didn't make one phone call. That's a vacation.
I haven't used paper, adhesives, and embellishments nor cooking utensils in almost two weeks. That's a vacation.
DH used tools only once in our stateroom--to break open his luggage lock. That's a vacation.
We spent most of our time walking the upper deck tracks, eating fresh fruits and veggies, lounging by the pool, staying dressed in swim suits and accessorizing with sunscreen. That's a vacation.
How I missed our family--vacations are good and necessary--but how good it is to be home!
We thank the Lord for our safe travel and for the time for needed rest.