Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes…

We are officially on vacation at the beach! Finally.

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We drove down yesterday and had a smooth trip down with little to no traffic. It took us a little over 6 hours to get here, and that was with two stops. The weather was nice when we got here, which helped with setting up mid-afternoon. Sometimes it can be very hot!

Virginia Tech camping

The dogs didn’t take long to get settled in. I like traveling with our camper because the dogs can come with us. It’s minimal stress for them, too, since the camper is a familiar place.

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Boodhound sleeping

Scout’s new favorite spot to sleep is in the kitchen.

As usual, my dad, his girlfriend, and my little sister have a campsite next to ours. Once we were done unpacking, my little sister and I swapped birthday gifts at their campsite. It has become a tradition for us to wait to give each other birthday gifts until the beach (my birthday is July 12 and hers is August 3). After that we all had dinner (sloppy joe’s and corn!) at my aunt and uncle’s camper. It’s always fun to have a big group to hang out with!

birthday gifts

I’m looking forward to lazy days spent reading on the beach, endless games of Cards Against Humanity and Dutch Blitz, sitting around the campsite socializing, and overall some relaxation. I’m also really looking forward to doing some running with my little sister as we both train for the Hokie Half Marathon!!

Do you take an annual vacation? Do you go to the same spot, or mix it up?
Have you been on vacation this year?

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  1. Sounds like a great vacation! Enjoy the beach!

    We don’t take an annual vacation, but we do manage a trip or two each year. This year I’m doing 3 days of staycation with my daughter, then I’m off to a running retreat in Aug! Plus we have a little family getaway in Oct for the Detroit Marathon.
    Alison recently posted…JoyMy Profile

    1. I’ve always wanted to try a ‘staycation’ but have yet to do so. A running retreat sounds really neat, too!

  2. That sounds like so much fun! I love that your sister and you trade gifts together while you’re there. Have a very relaxing time!
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    1. It’s always more fun to exchange gifts in person instead of mailing them!

  3. Sounds like fun! Traditions like that are nice. I like how your dog is taking the whole sofa 🙂 Home sweet home…
    I haven’t gone away yet this year. October 🙂
    Karen recently posted…Wrapping Up, Moving On!My Profile

    1. My dogs are very skilled at hogging all the space 🙂

  4. Have a wonderful and relaxing time!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Race Day Interactions With StrangersMy Profile

    1. No copperheads here!

    2. Thank you! Saw a very small black snake on my run yesterday, but that’s it so far!

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