I no longer bust my butt when driving long distances. Stopping more often for potty breaks (for humans AND puppies) increases time on the road but I've noticed, for us, it also means we arrive significantly more relaxed.
We pulled into our drive at 2 A.M., unloaded only those things we'd need upon awakening, jumped into our bed and said "AHHHHH".
It was sunny and 84 degrees when we left Destin yesterday. It's an overcast 62 degrees and threatening rain as my fingers skim this keyboard.
We unpacked the car this morning and our "stuff" is strewn everywhere. It'll take a little while to get that stuff put into its proper place and get home back to normal.
Vacations are neat.
So is being home.