Between my kids getting married, the arrival of grandchildren, the need to promote each book, all my trips away from home in the last ten years have involved visiting relatives. Not to say I wasn't happy to travel to Seattle or NYC or Sioux City or Fort Worth or Washington DC for all these wonderful things, but there is a certain amount of work involved. With my fatigue issues, traveling is tiring all by itself. Add in arranged events and I'm energy deprived almost at once.
We have some lovely lake property where we hope to build a home in the near future in SC, so I consider this the first baby step toward getting our dream retirement plans started. I have some boxes already packed to put in storage there. I've discovered there is one problem. My husband has already started his pre-trip questioning. I'm not sure if he thinks I'll forget to take my clothes or what. It's really pretty amusing because I am not the forgetful one in this relationship.
What about you? Has it been a while since you took a true vacation? Or do you make sure to take "time out" on a regular basis?