5 Things to Love about a week-long vacation

July 8th, 2011 by Gallagher John 1 Comment

The 4th of July week is one of my favorite weeks of the year for many reasons.  One of the biggest is that I generally take that entire week as a vacation week and head to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Taking a week away from ‘the grind’ is necessary to re-charge the batteries and relax.  There are many reasons I look forward to a week of vacation.  Here are my Top 5:

1) The first Monday morning – Are you kidding?  Isn’t a great feeling to wake up on a Monday morning of a vacation week and exclaim with joy:  “No work today or this week. Back to sleep!”

2) Time with family – My current job requires me to do a significant amount of travel.  Prior to this week, I was on the road at least part of 11 straight weeks.  It is great to get to spend focused time with family.  Here is a shot of us enjoying lunch one day:

3) The Food!!! – I just love to eat well when I am on vacation.  Down at Myrtle Beach, there are ALL KINDS of great spots we hit each time we are here.  Here is a shot of a dozen oysters I dusted off and washed her down with an ice cold beer.

4) Early morning quiet time – Aside from Monday mornings, I like to get up early each day.  It is time for me to do some reading, work on my blog, or simply sit out on the porch with a cup of coffee and listen to the uh-uh birds while my family is still sleeping.

5) Afternoon naps – Oh, how I LOVE that afternoon nap while on vacation.  They should be a requirement of the work week, too!

What are some favorite things YOU like to do to re-charge during a week’s vacation?

  • Kristen Kelly

    Oh John,
    Yet another thing we have in common. I take the week of the 4th of each year also.
    I will add something to your list (I love all yours by the way).
    The Monday after vacation. I feel so refreshed and renewed and I just know my clients must appreciate it.
    Have a great day.