I just got back from a wonderful mini vacation in south Texas. Normally I don’t consider staying in Texas a vacation. It’s usually so hot you can’t do anything, even go to the beach, because you’ll be roasted like a marshmallow. However, the weather was quite cooperative, 90 degree weather qualifies as “cool” in Texas. I got to enjoy wonderful views such as this one, while exposing my city kids to the country life. They got to see turtles, alligators, and fish galore. Even though it was hardly a relaxing vacation (since I have a toddler), it was nice to get away from “life”. We didn’t bring our computer, so all work had to wait until we got home, and that is extremely liberating!