Like I said in this morning's post, pre-pregnant Ashley and pregnant Ashley are two different travelers entirely. An easy 6-hour car ride really took it out of me, especially on our way back yesterday afternoon.
But there's more. Let me COUNT the ways:
- I can't pack at the last minute anymore.
- I have to pee at every rest stop.
- I have to eat at every rest stop.
- I complain until I SEE another rest stop.
- I'm a nervous driver. And complain about cars going more than 5 over the limit.
- I get restless sitting for so long.
- The heat really gets to me. Like immediately.
- I think you get the idea . . .
Hours of entertainment.
We really enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of Cape May. It was incredibly relaxing. Our hotel left much to be desired, but it was right across from the beach -- hard to beat waking up to this view:
Speaking of morning, it's when we both did the majority of our running. I'm still going strong. However, we walked a lot, too. Like 5-miles-a-day a lot . . . so I took my jogs easy. One day I ran 5 miles around town. The next day, 3 miles on the beach walkway. The next: A barefoot 3 on the beach.
At 19 weeks, Pequeña and I felt great! Fantastic after fueling with peanut butter-chocolate chip pancakes.
And ice cream every night:
Oh, yeah: Remember when I said I had a craving for lobster? Well, I got my fill. I ate half a tail and a claw (Stephen enjoyed the rest). The texture was definitely nothing I'm used to, but it wasn't bad. However, I loved the corn and potato on the side the most.
Not sure if seafood will be in the plan for me on our next jaunt to the shore. But I'm glad I at least gave it a try.
Stephen and I commented last night that this trip marks the very first where we didn't have a single spat. We usually have our own ideas of what's fun, but this time -- we let go and relaxed. I put the camera away, we slipped into our swimsuits, and we just lived from minute to minute.
It's the way to be.
But it's sure hard getting used to being connected again. I think I checked my phone maybe twice each day. We didn't bring the computer -- I can't bring myself to go online when I'm away, I get enough of that at home and at work. It was glorious to de-tech for a few days.
More time to actually live. Take in the coastal greens and blues.
I feel much better prepared for our week-long trip to Wildwood Crest at the end of this month. But I'll go into all those details soon. Stuff like what clothes feel the most comfortable. What eating is like . . . because I didn't do a great job of it (too much junk). How I dealt with the heat. Etc.
How was YOUR holiday? I hope fantastic. And I hope you're all doing great back at the grind. It's an adjustment, that's for sure. I could really use a nap. (If you missed this morning's vacation post, go check it out now!)
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