Journal: The vacation revival

My thoughts on life, fly fishing and living.

I just got back from our yearly beach trip with the fam. As usual, it was 7 days of total chaos, doing fun stuff and eating way too much food. 

Flyfisherous - 2016 vacation to Surfside Beach

This trip has become an annual thing, and one that I look forward to. It’s a week of good times.

Consensus has always been that vacation relaxes you; it recharges the batteries to get back at it. I’ve never been on one of those vacations. I presume they exist, as I hear so much about them from fellow friends and the like. We don’t relax on vacation. If anything, vacation almost always ends up more hectic than what we were trying to get away from to begin with.

We tend to cram too much excitement, beach time, attractions, and eating into a single week that’s gone in what feels like a couple of hours. These are the vacations of the modern times so it seems.

And while I do take the time to relax somewhat, these trips have become our way of sharing experiences. Now that my daughter is 3, life is getting really good. She understands much more and we can do so much more. I’ll certainly take that over relaxing, or recharging, or whatever you want to call it.

It was another awesome week, and I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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