I'll be heading home tomorrow from a week of vacation in Branson, Missouri. My sister and I joined my aunt & uncle there and we've had a wonderful time. The days were sporadically sunny and mild. We've had lots of clouds and some rain. Today was quite cool. We caught a couple of shows, rode a riverboat, took a train ride, visited a fish hatchery, shopped, and just sat around reading and watching movies. I visited the tiny pool once and it was freezing and not really big enough to swim in, which is what I like to do. Oh, and we had the usual photo ops.
For the whole week, I didn't write anything, not even emails. I did check my mail and visit Facebook but for the most part, computer time has been less than an hour a day, virtually unheard of for me. There were a few times I thought I should try and write but it just didn't seem to happen. That doesn't mean I wasn't thinking. During our trip to the fish hatchery, which was actually quite interesting, I began to think about a possible NaNo story involving the hatchery. I realized after we left that I should have asked questions but I was too busy looking at the layout and figuring out exactly how this story might work. I have a couple of months to plan.
To tell you the truth, I've benefited from it. I just didn't think about anything much, just let myself take each day as it came. That's probably what a vacation is supposed to be like. Just do whatever, with no real itinerary and enjoy the moment. Yes, we planned things, but usually around breakfast. My uncle was ill a couple of times and we just stayed in and relaxed.
Friday will be a long ride back to Indiana and I'm hoping the weather will be nice. It has gone down hill rather quickly and it is quite cool tonight, in the 50's. I think most of the week at home is to be sunny and in the 70's so that will be good. I have lots to do when I get back.