Thursday, April 03, 2008


What makes a vacation so spot-on perfect that you're still glowing and yearning and yammering about it two weeks later?

Was it finding myself in a coordinate on the map that I'd only imagined before?

Did the anticipation make it that much sweeter?

Was it the brief walking tour of a foreign land, followed by the step back in time?

Or slipping the surly bonds of earth to temporarily overcome acrophobia?

Did it help that we landed in a spot that felt like our very own pied-a-terre?

Is it because we toured fabulous vineyards as VIPs because we were FOCs? (You know: Friends of Chuck. Oh, you don't know Chuck? You really should.)

Was it driving along winding roads that hugged lush green hills, with the wind in our hair?

Or could we have been anywhere in the world, really, as long as we were together?

To that end, maybe it was returning home to a trio of happy, healthy muppers, not one iota the worse for our absence, and realizing: we could totally do this again sometime! We need to do this again sometime. Once the grandparents recuperate, of course.

Was it any one of these things? Or the combination thereof?

The answer, of course, is yes. Yes, yes, yes. See for yourself, if you're so inclined.


Blogger The Nanny said...

Okay. So not to disregard everything else you wrote in your post (so glad you had a great time, by the way) but I, stalker that I am, looked at some of your pictures and you are wearing a FABULOUS coat. Which I want. It looks to be greyish/brown suede/velvet (?!?)...annnnnd I'm completely, unashamedly jealous. So fess up. Where'd you get it? Cause it's going on my Christmas list.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay - pictures!!! It was so gorgeous - the place & y'all too, of course! :-) So glad y'all got to go & enjoy!
Mucho love,
Sister Sarah

9:02 AM  
Blogger sarah kate said... it's akin to reliving our honeymoon all over - Chintown, Muir Woods, Buehler. I do envy the cottage though. What a treasure! That's my favorite part...for you.

Looks like an ABSOLUTELY wonderful time. So glad you finally went!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Minivan Mom said...

I'm guessing aspiring photographer Trey took a lot of those pictures - how in the world do you guys take pictures that look so, well, ARTY while on a vacation? Good Lord. Mine aren't even Olan Mills quality.

Hence, the lack of Robinson family pictures.

Beautiful! So glad you guys had a good time.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Lady Di said...

gorgeous pics and fun!
jealous? not really - happy
for F5 less three.

(you inspire me -- to bad haiku, at least)

7:07 PM  
Blogger nodnarB! said...

Holy Bung Holes Batman!!! Jealous! So happy for you guys. I gotta get my lovely wife out there.

I gotta get the details on that trip.

6:15 AM  

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