Gone are the days when a vacation was really a vacation; when I could relax, shop, eat. I really enjoyed our trip to Boone, but with a 3 year old and a 3 month old, I spent most of my time coming up with creative ways to entertain my Monkey and have a bit of fun myself (which of course must be scheduled around nap and nursing times). Monkey managed to rack up on souvenirs...a basketball and shirt from the ASU bookstore, a mini Curious George (to be his other monkey's, also named George, friend) from Mast General, and a Life Is Good monkey shirt from a shop in Blowing Rock. Overboard a bit with the monkeys...maybe?....nah. We ate icecream from Kilwins, played in the park, swam in the pool, went to the Tanger shoppes, and ate at Knights on Main (my fav!). We did much more eating out, playing and shopping and managed to squeeze it into 3 days!
However, I did not relax. Vacations of relaxation are a thing of the past; now we're on to action packed vacations designed to entertain the babes because if I even thought of relaxing I'd surely be met with my Monkey's declarations of boredom (not really articulated as such yet, but his constant pestering of me would indicate so). Though I long for one of those relaxing holidays, I wouldn't trade this weekend with my babes for anything!