Today is the last day of our spring vacation. We fly home tonight, leaving behind the lush green grass, blue skies and palm trees of south Florida, and returning home to bare trees, not-yet-growing grass, and the continued imminent threat of early-spring snow.
On the other hand, returning home also means getting to see our dogs again (we have missed them SO much), being in close proximity to our families, and… well, to be honest, those are the only two things that are making our return to Rhode Island at all appealing.
But those two things are REALLY BIG things. As much as I love being on vacation , home is where my family and my dogs are; and therefore, home is where my heart is.
Brian and I have had such a fabulous vacation. My parents joined us for the first few days, just as they did last year, which was so much fun. We love being with them. They were down here in Florida with us for St. Patty’s Day, so we went to an Irish pub right on the waterfront and got to sit outside for dinner… in mid-March. Perfection.
After they went back home, Brian and I continued to take full advantage of our break from New England’s late winter/early spring weather by taking daily walks on the beach, reading books by the pool (me), looking at real estate online by the pool (Brian), taking in the gorgeous ocean view from our room, and exploring the Ft. Lauderdale area. Oh, and of course we made our annual trip to Dairy Queen! (We don’t have one anywhere near us in RI, so I look forward to this treat all year.) (And yes, I get excited about the little things.)
But tonight we’ll be back in our home, back in our bed, back to falling asleep to the sounds of our doggies snoring. And I am very much looking forward to that.
Now, if only we could bring this view home with us…