I think I may be suffering from "Island-Brain", which causes the afflicted to suffer from bouts of continued laziness, desire to lay by the pool, swimming in place of showering and day-drinking.
The Dominican was a great trip. Very relaxing with a zip lining and surfing excursions (Yes, me too. In fact, I was a natural and will be joining the Rockies Chapter of the USA Surf Team). The kids were their usual level of awesomeness in the face of long travel days, and enjoyed many hours in the pool as well as the all-inclusive room service option.
|The Onion family, surfing the baby waves..|
|Sweet Baboo #1 doing her thang.|
I didn't blog.
I didn't check Facebook.
In fact, I didn't even turn on the phone.
|Sweet Baboo #2 refused to cut his hair so he could have the right|
surfer look for this excursion. I think he pulled it off, don't you?
The only time I really cringed that I didn't have the phone camera was when I came across a fellow traveler sitting poolside in a Euro-speedo number, who looked like an elder Zeus with flowing silver mane, a smoldering pipe (you heard me) and giant headphones over his ears. It was a missed opportunity, for certain.
|I am sure he is wearing a speedo in this. Add a pipe, some |
giant headphones and a lilty Greek barrage of chatter and
you've got it.
World still spun, work still continued. When we arrived in New York and turned on our phones the messages were not urgent and everyone survived without us for a week. We checked in, but I noticed we didn't have the death grip on the blackberry that we had when we flew out. I see it creeping back in, but I am trying to fight it.
"Island-Brain" isn't all bad.
So what if I sleep in my swimsuit?