Except that I am literally not sad at all. It feels really good to be home for a couple months and I totally deserve the R&R. I’ve been home for a few weeks now and I’ve only really been working at good ole Mother Bread and selling textbooks. Which is fine. It’s mindless and easy. When I’m not at work I’m playing The Sims or sleeping, which is also fine by me.
I do miss my gal pals though, and while I was hoping to see Skye before she heads abroad to Florence, I’ll just have to wait until she gets back. :( I know she’s going to have an amazing trip and I wish I could study abroad too. Just not in my cards, ya know?
Anyways, I did the first vacation-y summery thing of the year yesterday! A day-trip to Vermilion! I say vacation-y because my family used to camp in Vermilion every summer so it was more like visiting an old friend than taking a vacation day. But I did get to sit on the beach for a little while and work on my tan. :D
We haven’t camped in Vermilion since I was in elementary school, but we occasionally take day trips just to see how this “Small Town on a Great Lake” (haha get it because it’s on Lake Erie…a Great Lake… hahaha) changes. The water was pretty clear this time, but it was still ice cold because it’s May. Usually we walk away from the beach with pockets full of sea glass, but since someone set up shop selling sea glass jewelry there wasn’t much for us to find.
We got lunch for literally the first time ever at The Nest Restaurant. (“Restaurant.” It’s one of the local diners in Vermilion, but I guess they do catering now. Like this place is so tiny that a table of high schoolers accounted for a quarter of the customers.) I’m dead serious. Up until this point The Nest has been strictly breakfast. They make bomb pancakes and french toast, breakfast burritos, and my sister’s favorite, ham and hash browns, which the waitress was surprised she didn’t order again for lunch! If you’re ever in Vermilion, I recommend it for breakfast and lunch, but get there early! :)
Our final destination was Mill Hollow, which is way off the beach part of town. The river pictured is really low for most of the summer (unless it’s been monsooning, which does happen sometimes in Ohio), and you can walk a pretty good distance both directions without getting into water that’s past mid-calf. Low water is also good for finding turtle rocks, which are a confusing thing to people who haven’t spent a lot of time near rivers. They literally look like turtle shells. (In perfectly circular ones, geode crystals start forming. Pretty cool stuff, I have a nice collection of them at home.)