We are home. And it is green.
The reason that was important is that as we left Charlotte, everything was rolling green and we were looking forward to the flat brown and then red sandy mountains of the Southwest and the West. It is beautiful.
And then as we were heading back east and we left to brown and entered the rolling green, we noticed again how beautiful where we live actually is.
I'm not trying to be (more) corny (than usual), but that's what vacation was to us: seeing the beauty of other landscapes and coming back to see again, through new eyes, the beauty of where we live.
And the heat. And humidity. Sweet Baby Lemur, the heat and humidity here is oppressive.
And eating. Oh my gosh, the food on this trip was awesome. But pretty much, the entire family has been stuffing our fat faces with fruits and vegetables and massive amounts of water since we've come home. Yesterday, the kids went through 7 apples, 5 bananas, a entire cantalope, and a bunch of grapes.
And back to reality. Back to work. Back to school.
All good though. It's the first two week vacation I think I've ever had. I highly recommend it as a reset button for your brain.
Speaking of which.....blargh. Work.