I'm back from a much needed weeklong break. I took two vacations: a trip to North Carolina with the kiddos to see grandma (my mother-in-law) and a vacation from social media. Both were a success...
Traveling Solo with Two
I took my first solo trip with my toddler and my infant. I knew it was going to be tough but I managed. Our flight from Denver to Raleigh was about five hours total and with the help of the iPad (loaded with some good movies and a few educational games), the kindness of strangers, and some strategic seating, the three of us travelled without offending too many of our fellow passengers.
Enjoying Raleigh & Chapel Hill
We visit North Carolina regularly, so I have my favorite restaurants...the weather was just amazing so we ate outdoors at Gugelhupf, one of my favorite places for brunch.
Another plus of going to visit my mother-in-law is that she loves to cook and entertain. We had fabulous meals...I did my share in the kitchen to make sure that I stayed away from any pasta and bread (I do eat rice). Instead, I had roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Great eats every night.
No trip to Chapel Hill / Raleigh / Durham would be complete without a visit to one of their many childrens' museums. We explored two new museums including the Marbles Museum. My son loved it. I was pretty impressed too!
My Social Media VacationSince I was away from home for the week, I decided I would unplug from social media, too. With the exception of reading the news, magazines, and checking for important emails, I did my best to minimize checking Instagram, Twitter, and yes, even blogs. After five days away, I felt refreshed. I highly recommend it!
Thanks to Katie and Marvelous in my Monday (MIMM). I hope you have a marvelous Monday, too!
What do you like to do when you need a change in routine or a change of scenery?