What Made My Vacation Special

After almost two weeks out west, I am back in Myrtle Beach. My time in the northwest was characterized by road trips, non-humid weather, reunions, and great food. However, there are two major themes of the trip that I will always remember my 2015 Summer Homecoming by.

The first hallmark will go down as the “Engagement Honeymoon.” It was so special to go on this trip with Sidney just a day after I proposed to her. We took the energy and excitement from that unforgettable evening and rode it throughout the trip. She got to meet the people most important to me in Spokane, Seattle, Missoula, and Walla Walla. I felt so fortunate to show her off while also revealing to her my background and influences. We brought back to Myrtle Beach many memories.

While out west, Sidney was able to spend a lot of time with the people closest to me.

While out west, Sidney was able to spend a lot of time with the people closest to me.

The second theme that I will always remember this trip by is FAMILY. I can’t express how special it was to be with my immediate family over the past 12 days. With the engagement, with the carefree attitude of summer, and with the chemistry of the whole Reser family together, I can easily say it was probably my most rewarding vacation. My last day in Spokane, I took time to read the picture frame surrounding a photo of the five of us from about eight years ago. While some might dismiss it as a cheesy greeting card headline, it really hit home for me: The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. It is so true.

This quote rang true for me.

This quote rang true for me.

Thanks to everyone for making my time in Washington and Montana so special. I already miss you all but will see you soon. Don’t Blink.