Posted by Tim Stobbs on July 25, 2013
So after 26 days of not working you think perhaps I would be sick of vacation and be ready to get back home and go back to work? Nope, I don’t miss work at all, but I am ready to go home.
Actually I have to confess I’ve been away from home long enough that you just adjust to your new ‘normal’ routine while on vacation. So I sleep in every day, have coffee, read a bit, then get everyone else up. Go have breakfast, back up the hotel room and then head off and have some very fun experiences. Then later on have some supper and check into the hotel and repeat.
As for experiences…well we have had lots of those. Watching a whale swim right under our boat near Newfoundland, running in the mud of the Bay of Fundy, swimming in the ocean on the North Shore of PEI, walking around Old Quebec City, and visiting Parliament Hill. Our picture count is somewhere over 800+ now (here are a few samples).
It’s been a very fun trip and worth every penny of what we have been spending…how much? I have no idea. I didn’t actually make a budget for this trip. Rather I have a range in my head that I’m prepared to spend and then I’m not worrying about it. This is our big reward for paying off the mortgage so I’m not worrying about pennies here.
Yet of course you can’t take the frugal out of me as we have been doing mostly picnic lunches on the trip (oddly the boys prefer those since that means more running around time). Also we walked almost everywhere we went while in Ottawa. Saved on parking and saw more things that way.
My point is…we like to travel and I work to do stuff like this. Besides…my vacation has a much better view than my cubicle. So have you ever missed work after being away for a while?