This week our assignment fell while I was on vacation. This vacation was a much needed getaway from the reality of life at home without Sam. My family and I drove down to Destin, Florida from McHenry, IL; about a 16 hour drive. We spent the week in paradise. While the vacation was well deserved it felt so wrong. You see, we were not planning on taking a vacation for a very long time. Having a newborn and a three year old really adds to the daily expenses. So, we thought once Sam was a bit older and a little easier to travel with we would take a family vacation. As you all know that was not the case. Our Destin vacation felt wring because we were only in a beautiful place because Sam was not with us. There were times that I actually felt guilty being there as a result of his departure. I found myself imagining what vacation would have been like with an infant in my arms; and there were plenty around to remind me of what I didn't have. Although this was a bitter sweet vacation, I did try to incorporate Sam into our vacation as much as possible. We even took a family picture. I will have to post that in a separate post.
However, as the assignment goes...I was able to do the 100 steps from our hotel room door, highway road to a secluded beach, and simply from one point on the beach to another.