Hey, I saw a NG Traveller blog that totally made me think of your vacation. Check it out at http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2009/08/classic-ng-road-trip-route-40.htmlSounds like you did a good job of relaxing before going back to work next week. That's an important thing. I'm somewhat hoping to do the same before I go back to teaching on the 1st.
I'm envious of your time off. I just took two days off at the end of last week and it was SO NICE!
Good for you! Probably exactly what you needed. Especially before going back to face the students!
I did that this July in Cape Cod. It is absolute heaven, isn't it?