"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
~Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
This is an amazingly versitile quote because one can apply it both to the French Revolution and to a vacation taken with five children in tow.
I wish to expound upon the latter: a vacation with five children in tow.
It was the best of times...
- I saw six bald eagles in flight over the course of our trip
- Western Washington is majestic in its beauty (Deception Pass ... *sigh*)
- We walked to the beach where our daughters ecstatically collected shells
- We rescued a washed-up sea star
- We rode on a ferry (with our car)
- There was a jacuzzi at our vacation house
- We ate clam chowder and fish & chips for dinner one night (yum)
- We met up with old friends and new ones (Hi, Vijaya!)
- I played Wii "Just Dance" for the first time
- Our kids all enjoyed themselves and we enjoyed our kids
- Sophie, our two-year-old outdoors aficionado, cried as we were leaving, "Whidbey Island, I need you!"
- Our two-month-old was a champ in her car seat (most of the time)
- We forgot our camera at home
- The vacation house lacked a dishwasher (I have become terribly spoiled living in the U.S.)
- It rained a lot
- A woman outside the whale skeleton exhibit yelled at two of my children when they didn't deserve it
- I left my purse at a restaurant on one side of the Cascades and didn't realize it until we were on the other side
- We listened to a lot of whining and/or crying and/or fighting from the four non-baby passengers in the back seats of the minivan
- Gas is expensive
- The pass was scary with lots of snow
How was your week?