After a whirlwind weekend of getting Alicia and Alex to their summer programs (Alicia flew to Baltimore for a leadership course, while we drove Alex to LA for a computer science course), we are now in Michigan for the start of our vacation. We're staying with my aunt and uncle at their house on Silver Lake, while my baby sister and her family along with my mom will come up from NC on Thursday. Craig and I are in the RV so the others can have rooms in the house, which is just fine by me. We've got privacy for the most part, though we still have to go inside to shower.
We're here until the morning of the 4th, when we drive back down to Chicago and get on a plane that night for Barcelona. Craig will be in their office Wednesday-Friday during the day, but we'll have the evenings, the weekend, and Monday to be tourists before we fly back on Tuesday the 12th.
I'm relaxing already, to be honest. I adore my aunt and uncle, and it's been too long since I've seen anyone on this side of the family other than my sister and my mom. We figured it out. The last time I was here was in 2008. It's nice to get back to my roots for a little while.