We went on a vacation last week. It wasn’t like some of our adventurous vacations of years past. A simple week in a cabin on a lake. It was the kind of place that asks you to relax and regroup. I spent time catching up on my reading (I will finally have a book finished in time for my bookclub meeting), playing games with the family, kayaking on the quiet lake, and watching and listening to the loon family that lingered in front of our dock.
Sometimes I felt guilty I wasn’t taking more pictures. Where is the annual family vacation photo? But I felt more like experiencing the vacation than documenting it. I think I captured some moments and was happy for that, coming to the conclusion that sometimes it’s okay not to always have the camera in hand. I did find myself wishing I had a photographer along to capture our moments so I could be in the moment. But it was nice. I watched my husband teach my youngest son to catch a fish on a fly rod, my dog remember that she could swim, and my kids play together in the water. Board games, card games, and even one game of Scrabble on a rainy 4th of July. Not many more years of this. I gave myself a pass. No spectacular adventure photos, but a lot of nice moments. And that’s okay.
They don’t call this place Camp Sunset for no reason.
p.s. I’m still taking applications for 2015 senior reps. See my previous blogpost for details and application.