what I wrote before my vacation:
for the first time in several years, I am taking a week off work and not crossing the ocean. instead, i am going to sit on its shore, wade in its waters and gaze across its wild expanse. i'm going to (hopefully) get in a kayak and paddle around in its waters. i'm going to feel its breezes on my face and hear its sound in my ears.
what I actually did:
all of the above, minus kayaking (they were booked), plus I shopped, wandered around cobblestone streets, ate amazingly scrumptious foods, sat in coffee shops reading instead of working, took pictures, slept in, avoided all alarm clocks, drove, listened to books on tape, laughed, watched TV, read books, sang, asked God some stuff, and almost didn't even ever open my laptop.
I'll share photos soon...