I've been on vacation this week - a "tag-a-long" vacation. You know, the kind where your friend emails you kind of last-minute and invites you to go (tag-a-long) with their family on vacation and you don't have any good reason to say "um, no, awkward, I just couldn't" and your husband says "go ahead" and your teenage son says "great idea" and your daughter says "have fun" and all of a sudden you're in the backseat of a van, heading west, wishing you had brought a harmonica to liven up the ride!
Seriously, my good friend Pam invited me to go to Big Bear Lake with her family for 5 days of rest and relaxation so I truly didn't hesitate for more than 10 seconds before I found myself getting really excited about the possibility of reading a few books all the way through with no interruptions and sleeping in and napping and boating and fishing and hiking and biking. Actually, Pam and I didn't do any biking. I believe we were napping. Or reading. Or reading 'til we fell into a deep and fabulous nap.
And as far as fishing goes, I never really used a fishing pole or touched a hook or worm (unless you count the split second of horror I had when the worm on Ryan's hook slimed my leg as he was getting ready to toss the line back in the water) but I did spend a few hours in the rented fishing boat observing the fish which were jumping in and out of the water but totally ignoring the big juicy worms on the end of Jeff & Ryan's hooks.
Boating is incredibly relaxing. Just being a passenger is fun and speeding back to the dock is great fun but sometimes it makes you yawn!
On our way out of town we headed to Forest Falls for a quick hike up to the highest waterfall in Southern California - Big Falls. All in all, I had a fantastic time of deep rest. Really. It was deep. And I didn't realize how much I needed it. It was truly divine and delicious and I'm grateful for the love and kindness of friends who allowed me to tag-a-long!