We returned yesterday from a great two week family vacation & decompression. With some help from my wife and the car’s cruise control, we drove 3,231 miles through the Northwest and Midwest using my left foot since I ruptured my right Achilles.
Over the years, I’ve learned what I need to do to really rest and decompress well:
- Leave the state.
- Turn off my cellphone (didn’t use my phone at all since it had no reception).
- Limit internet access (was on for about 60 minutes throughout 2 weeks).
- Eat and Play as a Family.
I hate coming back from a “vacation” and feeling like “I need a vacation from my vacation” so it feels good to feel really rested and rejuvenated. And excited about the work and challenges ahead…
Here are some pics from our drive and camping excursions:
The kids want a pet so we suggested bringing a buffalo from Yellowstone Park.
A nice large mouth bass catch.
Enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Just nice to soak God’s creation.
Visited some friends who’ve become farmers in their 2nd seasons of life. Dug up some great veggies including these potatoes. Minhee looks the part as a farmer.
Our 6 year old son’s first fish ever caught. He kept casting in an area I told him NOT to cast and bam, he hooks a beast. (Sorry for the blurry eyes. Still don’t feel comfy w/ kids on the internet…)
Nature’s beauties at Yellowstone Park. Next year: Glacier National Park.
By far, the biggest fish we caught but can’t take total credit. My eldest daughter hooked it and instantly asked for help as she was being dragged into the water. Took me about 10 mins to haul this catfish in. We released the majority of the fish =Mae Eun Tang. 🙂