Are you having a nice Labor Day Weekend? Ours has been relatively low-key. Mark went back to the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday and the girls and I tried to re-establish our routine back home. What we didn’t anticipate was being jet-lagged because that’s never really been an issue in past years, but it’s taken us quite a few days to readjust to being back on East Coast time. I’m still going to bed late so I can’t really tell if I’m still jet lagged or not. Maybe I’m always on West Coast time.
Years ago when I was younger, I’d come home from a vacation and get really bad post-vacation blues. Seems like that doesn’t happen much anymore and I think the kids have a lot to do with it. They don’t dwell on what we’ve done the last 2 weeks; they’re always looking ahead to what’s next. It’s not that they don’t miss the family, but I don’t think the concept of “vacation” is quite the same to them as it is for us adults – you know…escapism, a recharge – and they readjust to being back like it’s just another day. I’m sort of grateful for that. Mia was anxious to sleep in her own bed (as was all of us, to be honest) and Claudine declared that she liked being back home because she missed all her stuff. 2 weeks is a long time to be away; it must feel like forever to a little kid.
These photos were taken at Gas Works Park in Seattle. It’s a pretty great place to watch seaplanes land on Lake Union and it used to be the old site for the Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant. Oddly enough, it was our first time there. It won’t be our last though. I’m a sucker for these views.