What I did on Vacation

I'm back after almost three weeks at the beach.  It was a wonderfully relaxing time and the only compliant I have about my vacation is....it ended!

So what exactly did I do, you ask?  I slept - I caught up on sleep and nap when ever I felt like it!

I sat on my beach chair...a lot.  I don't surf or skim board or fish so my time on the sands was either spent sitting or napping or swimming.  We like to wait and go to the beach after 4 pm to avoid the heat, sunburns, and the crowds.  The downside is the lifeguards go home at 5 pm, but the upside, I did meet a few friends - the sand crabs (not sure that's their official name) come out at twilight and were fun to watch skitter sideways around on the sand.

I caught up on my pile of magazines, and I read a stack of books.  Here's a list of the books I finished:
Six books might not be a lot for some readers, but for me - it's a record :) To read my reviews of these books, go to my Goodreads page:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/445303.Maria_V_Snyder

I created - not with words as my family was very adamant that I not write while on vacation.  But my good friend Judi came for a few days and we made Gourdaments - they look like glass x-mas ornaments, but they're really painted gourds.  Pretty cool!  And I also made two necklaces, and three pair of earrings and got my sister addicted to making jewelry.

I visited with my extended family.  My parents came for a few days and my sister and her boys came, too.

I watched a LOT of DVDs - which I don't do at home.  I mostly watched season 2 of The Big Bang Theory (love this show - it appeals to my inner scientist geek), and season 2 of Deadliest Catch (don't know why I enjoy this show, but I do).

I took photographs.  I went out around sunset to get the best light.  No - I don't do sunrises - I haven't seen a sunrise since I landed in Sydney, Australia last August ;>

And there was some biking on the boardwalk, walks on the beach, shopping at the outlets, dining out, and skeet ball, too.

All in all a perfect vacation for relaxing.


  1. Hi,
    Most of the people want to spend their time on the beach. Beach is a place where we can relax and refresh our mind. And if beach is selected for the vacation place then the vacation is going to be awesome and memorable. I really enjoyed reading your writing.
    Hoping to read more of your writings in future…!

    1. Getaways are divine! About three weeks seems like shangri-la. Thankful a person liked along with required some slack from the day-to-day.

  2. Hi,
    A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia. And if the vacation is planned in some beach then it adds some spice into the life…! It’s an awsome experience. I like your writing and would like to know more of some places like this…

    Keep on posting...!

  3. Wow! Looks like you had an awesome vacation! I recently got addicted to the Big Bang Theory a few months ago! Luckily at the time the seasons were all on sale, so I had bought them for my mom's birthday since she was getting addicted to them too!

    Glad you had an awesome time!

  4. It sounds perfect. Sitting on a beach and reading (and not much else) sounds like heaven to me :-)

    And I read Darkbeast in an early incarnation and it was fabulous!

  5. Vacations are divine! Three weeks sounds like heaven. Glad you enjoyed and took a break from the day-to-day.

  6. Big Bang Theory is beautiful. Glad you had an awesome vacation! :)

  7. Sounds like a great vacation! Glad you had a good time!

    See you in Easton :)

  8. That sounds like a great vacation. Glad you had a good time.

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