My family and I have always tried to go on a vacation together at least once a year. Between the four of us, our lives are pretty crazy with work, school, sports, and other responsibilities. So once a year, we pack up and go on a much needed vacation together.
In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of “Me” Days which are important to finding balance in life. But I believe that vacations are also a vital part of finding balance in life. Vacations are needed so that we can get away from everyday responsibilities and take a break. Vacations don’t have to be to a far place for a long period of time, but I think that it is necessary to get out of town and escape your responsibilities for a couple days.
This year, my family and I decided to head to the east coast and visit Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C. My family and I are die hard Red Sox fans, so we decided to follow the Red Sox and attend a game at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, and Nationals Park.
We began our vacation in Boston and were in the city for 3 days. We have a lot of family just outside of Boston, so we were able to visit with family members who we had not seen in almost 10 years. My Uncle Michael took us to Gillette Stadium (we are also die hard New England Patriots fans), Cape Cod, and even out in the Atlantic Ocean on his new boat. On our last night, we went to Fenway Park and did a tour of the stadium and then watched the Red Sox beat the Angels 9 to 5. This baseball game was probably our favorite of the 3 because we got to see J.D. Martinez hit a 3 run homer.
From Boston, we took the train to New York City. That night, we had dinner close to Times Square and then saw Aladdin on Broadway (which was amazing). If you haven’t seen a Broadway play in New York before, I suggest adding it to your bucket list. The next day we took a motorized scooter tour of Central Park. Our family went to New York a couple years ago and felt that we had done pretty much everything except Central Park. The scooter tour was a perfect way to see most of Central Park in a good amount of time. That night, we took the subway to Yankee Stadium and watched the Yankees completely destroy the Red Sox 9 to 1. We wanted to see the Red Sox beat the Yankees at their home field but it was probably the best for us Red Sox fans since Yankee’s fans can be brutal.
The next morning we took the train to Washington D.C. That night we did a Segway tour of most of the monuments. The Segway’s were surprisingly super easy to navigate and the tour was great. We got to see everything from the White House, the Washington monument, and even the FBI Headquarters. I do have to say that Washington D.C. in July is unimaginably hot and humid especially for people who are used to the dry Reno heat. We did go to Arlington National Cemetery, but for the rest of our time in D.C., we decided that being inside was best. My family and I went to the Holocaust Museum and the NEWSeum during our time in D.C. and both museums were incredible. On our last night, we took the metro to Nationals Park and watched the Red Sox beat the Nationals 5-3.
My family and I concluded that our vacation was the vacation full of different forms of transportation. We took planes, trains, subways, a boat, a motorized scooter, and even a Segway throughout the east coast.
Vacations are an amazing time and a great way to take a break from responsibilities and find balance. If you haven’t taken a vacation in a while, I suggest you start planning one now.
How do you find balance? Comment below and let me know!