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Vacations and Mini-Adventures are Good for You

Day 1 of my vacation involved a lot of walking and a mishmash of activities.¬†We started with a picnic at a little beach and ended it by poking through an old cemetery. Who says I don’t have diverse interests?

beach cemetery

Really, if you’ve never gone through an old cemetery before you should take a look. Most of the headstones we saw today were from people who died around 200 years ago and the oldest one we found was dated from 1760. Some of the headstones even gave quite a bit of information on the person who was buried there. It’s almost like a personal look into local history. We easily could have stayed longer but we were rushing to beat the meter maid. If you’ve never taken a tour of a cemetery before, you should give it a try, you might find something interesting.

The thing about vacations and mini-adventures is that not only are they good for your mental health, it is easier to live in the present while partaking in them. For the most part I had a great day, the kids were pretty well-behaved, the weather was fantastic, we had some fun photo opportunities, we did some things that were out of the ordinary, and we treated ourselves to ice cream. The only low point was when I checked my email and got the confirmation that I did, in fact, not get the last job that I interviewed for. It side-tracked my good mood for a short period of time but my sister helped get it back on track.

I’m not sure what my plan is for next week yet, but for this week, I’m going to do my best to enjoy myself and my family. Tomorrow we are off to see some ocean caves. Hopefully the rain will hold off and we won’t really get wet. And even if it does, it won’t stop us from having our mini-adventure together.

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