Fortunately, this year was not full of statistical tests that made my head spin. Instead, my family was able to travel to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area for the week. We rented a condo (through www.dunes.com which I highly recommend! They were awesome and made it seamless) and made the decision to drive as plane tickets for four of us was more than we were wanting to spend on a vacation.
I could live at the beach. Unfortunately for me, I'm too liberal to be a transplanted Southern Belle, but I could pretend if it meant I could see the ocean every day :) There is just something about the sound of those waves crashing that speaks to me. Our condo was right on the beach so out the bedroom window we had a view of the ocean (my teenagers weren't so lucky; their view was the stairwell :|).
It was the reset I needed, for sure! As we return to school tomorrow, testing season begins and I need to be on my game for that so that my students will be too.