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Issue #040, March 7, 2015 - The 2 Best Days of Vacation
March 07, 2015
Dear VIA (Very Important Adventuress)

The 2 best days of vacation

Today is my fourth day home from a 17-day trip across South America from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I’ve unpacked, done my laundry, downloaded my photos (over 600!). I’ve only left the house twice for quick lunch breaks.

I’m still mumbling to myself how happy I am to be home.

Remembering those 6 a.m. wake-up-for-a-tour calls, now re-bonding with my own bed, and reflecting on the stress of today’s flying has made me appreciate the 2 best days of vacation.

The first best day is the day you leave.

You may have been planning this special vacation for months, maybe even years. You’ve spent weeks planning your packing and arranging for your house to run while you’re gone. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the anticipation of the great adventure ahead of you.

It’s soooo exciting!

The second best day is the day you arrive home.

You’re exhausted from all that thinking about where you are, where you’re going, and where you last put your passport. You’re really tired of the clothes you’ve been wearing. You want to sleep with no time restraints. You welcome this time to fall into the comfort of the familiar.

It’s soooo peaceful!

When friends ask, “How was your vacation?” you’ll most likely say it was great and you had a good time and you’re glad you went.

I add that I’m really glad to be home.

Now I need to edit all those photos. My friends are asking to see them on Facebook.

Have an adventuress day,

Carolyn

—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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