This past weekend, Mr. C. and I took the kids on a mini-break. We went to stay with Mr. C.'s relatives in Michigan. They live in a gorgeous house on the shores of Lake St. Clair. We went for a brief tour around the lake on their boat, but spent most of the time swimming in their pool, eating, playing and napping. We all had a fantastic time.
I am quite grateful that we have family in comfortable economic circumstances. We are a long time away (if ever) from owning a second/summer home and the leisure/comfort that comes from having grown children and little debt, so I'm quite appreciative when our friends and family choose to share their leisure with us.