Family & friends are an important part of vacation for me. I love taking time to sit and visit without the craziness of every day life getting in the way. That pretty much sums up my first week of vacation (in addition to the running & eating I did !).
We spent the first weekend with my brother and his family who were visiting us in Paris.
On Monday we drove to Agen, to spend 2 days with my husband’s cousin. They have a family home where my husband used to spend his summers, so we stayed overnight and enjoyed their company and reliving my husband’s childhood memories.
We even went through a couple old trunks full of clothes from the early part of the 1900s.
We then went to Basque country in the South Eastern part of France. We had friend’s vacationing in the region so we spent time with them, in the pool and on the beach (my husband is photo bombing this picture!)
And of course, the four of us spent time together….
Visiting the house and gardens of Edmund Rostand (called Villa Arnaga in the Pyranees), the author who wrote Cyrano de Bergerac :
Took the train from Hendaye to St Sebastian, Spain for the day :
And spent time in St Jean de Luz, France (this is the second year in a row we have come and LOVE it) :
It was a crazy, full but fun week.
The second week has started off just as busy with a day of family & friends Monday… but more of that later ! I am looking forward to a couple hours of down time this morning, before seeing more family tonight.
What do you prefer to do on vacation ? Sightsee ? Beach time ?