We're back from our first family vacation since the boys were born- 6 years ago. It was the best vacation of my life.
Train to Glacier; drive/ferry to Holden Village high in the Cascade Mts in Washington; Seattle for Twin Game, zoo, and Ivers Fish bar; then, Washington's Pacific coast and back home. Two kids lost baby teeth. 4000 miles driven. Kids playing in the Best Western pool until they pile into the hotel room and faint in a pile like tired puppies- smelling of chlorine. Rinse and repeat.
I'm on a haiku kick- so here are a few vacation haikus starting in Holden:
Moutain breezes sing
Full moon setting over peaks
My soul longs for rest
Through the grass I see
My offspring play in the surf
Stomach on warm sand
Little boys like wild
Creatures. Stand close and still to
Hear their beach call/song