If this isn't Miles "living his best life," I can't imagine what it would look like. Of course, he didn't get everything he wanted on this trip. After spending the morning at the beach, we went by a bookstore to pick up some stamps for postcards. Miles, naturally, wanted everything in the store, but none … Continue reading Year 5, Day 238
Year 5, Day 237
After the slowest start of any morning this whole trip (I mean, this IS a vacation), we headed out to the beach around midday today. Yes, we've been to the beach a couple times this week, but this was the first time we went with the intention of setting our stuff down in one spot … Continue reading Year 5, Day 237
Year 5, Day 234
We made good on our promise to get Miles to the beach today, and while the drive there was filled with lush, beautiful scenery, Miles instead opted to tool around on his tablet. "Look!" he exclaimed at one point. "I found Blue's Clues!" "You know, buddy, you might want to look out the window," I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 234
Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
It's been several years now since Miles was last aboard an airplane (thanks largely to COVID), but today, and for the next week, we're vacationing in western Costa Rica. "Do you remember being on an airplane before?" I asked him yesterday morning. "No," he said. "Did I like it?" "Well, yeah," I said, admitting, "but … Continue reading Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
Year 5, Day 128
Somehow, Miles became obsessed with the idea of going to a water park this weekend. But, with impending tropical depression weather and absolutely no desire to dash out the door each day, it was left largely up to me to talk him off this ledge and focus his attention instead on a trip to the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 128
Year 4, Day 121
Sometime earlier in the week, probably Wednesday, we started talking to Miles about our weekend plans. Specifically, we were heading to Myrtle Beach for a beachside memorial in honor of Jaclyn's father, after which we'd have a party in his memory. We'd be staying with my parents, and my brother and his wife -- whom … Continue reading Year 4, Day 121
Year 2, Day 208
Being back in Myrtle Beach this weekend, we wanted to take advantage of the chance to take Miles to the actual beach itself. He was a bit young when he made his first visit to the sandy shores of Myrtle, and he was certainly a more intrigued by the experience this time. While he enthusiastically … Continue reading Year 2, Day 208
Saturday morning, I woke to the dulcet tones of Jaclyn's voice, barking in typical passive aggressive fashion, "Well I guess we aren't going to the beach today!" It was 10:30 in the morning. I promised her that we would instead go Sunday morning. Yes, I had my reunion (and what was very likely to be … Continue reading Day 140