This past weekend, Sarah and I headed down to the beach for a relaxing weekend full of sand, sun, and friends. It has been a while since we have been to the beach – and it feels like it’s been even longer since we had a chill vacation trip; usually, we are all about the exploring and adventuring. This trip came at the perfect time for us, though, because our life has felt like a whirlwind ever since we got back from our Aus / NZ trip – buying a house and starting reno jobs adds a whole extra dimension to our definition of “free time”. Kinda what I imagine having a kid will be like, though usually, our house doesn’t wake us up in the middle of the night, except for the random I-think-someone-is-in-our-house kind of wake up that happens occasionally.
On our way down to the beach, we had a solid 4.5 hours of drive time that was full of podcasts and discussions about what our next year looked like. Sarah and I have lots of plans for our house, and that is going to keep us incredibly busy, but we want to make sure we have space for travel as well. We have a good number of trips in the pipeline – Canada, Maryland, and D.C. – but all of those have some connection to either family or work. And don’t get me wrong, we looove those trips and are incredibly thankful that we are able to visit family so much, but we are kind of itching to have another adventure trip in the works….