Va-ca-tion - A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation.
Some folks think of vacation and they think sightseeing, tour buses, non-stop activity. Jeff and I are very literal folks. We stick closer to the actual definition of the word.
As proof, I offer this photo. During a lazy stroll from my beach chair to the towel shack, I saw this colorful shrub and snapped a photo. Then I pointed the camera towards Jeff. He hid behind his pina colada. I didn't argue. That was the end of the photography. For the rest of the trip we enjoyed the sunshine, the tropical drinks and the local cuisine so much that stopping to remove the lens cap seemed like too much work.
Maybe someday I'll regret the lack of photographic evidence of this trip, but probably not. It was the perfect break. Like most people, I'm not very good at living in the moment. But really, it is amazing how quickly the everyday stresses of work and life faded away on this trip.
The stress didn't disappear completely however. We did rush to an early dinner one night so we could be back to our room in time to watch the Red Sox on ESPN Deportes (completely in Spanish). Thankfully, they won.