This summer was already packed with activities and travel before my wife got a surprise invitation to participate in a professional opportunity away from home last week. With another on the horizon, I was getting a bit frazzled, so we came to a solution that involved not driving out to Atlantic City this weekend and staying there for a week.
Already, I feel a bit more relaxed though I would have loved the trip, too. This will hopefully give a bit of time to recharge before launching into the rest of the summer.
My daughter is aware of this trip and will probably be disappointed, but for the whole family, it is a good thing. Next week, we can take some local family adventures.