It’s hard to believe it’s already over. Our annual pilgrimage to my hometown in South Carolina, visiting relatives, and heading to the beach. Family vacation came and went so quickly. A blink of the eye and we went from the excitement of first arriving to the sadness of packing up to head home. Not that home isn’t a great place to be, but that these days we are away seemed to just disappear like a rising morning fog.
But as always, family vacation was the thing that many dreams are made of. In the weeks leading up, we dream about the smell of the salt air at the beach, the sound of the rubber on the road, taking us to our next adventure. While gone, at night, we dream about the day we had and during the day we make the memories that the following night’s dreams will be about. Time with family, time in the water and on the sand, visiting interesting places, and the list goes on.
We just arrived home from this year’s family vacation. I’m on the couch, resting up from the nearly 5 hour drive back home this morning. I am already looking forward to our next vacation, our next break from the norm of things. Our next big adventure where there’s no telling what’s going to come around the corner.
For now, I will just browse back through the snapshots that fuel the dreams we will be having this week, reminisce, and rejoice in the moments we had, the fact that we were able to have them, and that we were able to share them with those that we love. Care to join me? Browse with me through the gallery below, and check out some of the snapshots that stand out in my mind the most about the last week of family vacation.