How to disappear from the face of the earth

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged and I thought I would start off 2013 with an update on my recent family adventure.  For an update on Mars Hill Realty Group, and our future second office location, visit us here:  Georgetown Texas Real Estate.

This past January marked the 10th anniversary for Autumn and I, so we decided to take a detour to Hawaii while visiting her family in California.  It was time well spent, and for the first time in over 10 years we took a vacation.  I mean, a REAL vacation!  If you want to take a REAL vacation, it should feel as though you’ve just disappeared from the face of the earth.  It’s eerily peaceful.  There are three things you need to do.

1.  Drop the children off with family or friends.  Yes, they will be burdened.  But, if they agree to it, even if they’re just trying to be nice, accept it and don’t ask questions.  After all, how often do you leave your children for 1-2 weeks?  Just splurge.

2.  Do not, I repeat, DO NOT take your laptop with you.  This was pretty difficult at first, but I used this idea to justify the purchase of a Nexus 7 Tablet to take along with me on the trip.  If you get rid of your main productivity tool, chances are you won’t be doing any work on vacation.  With my Nexus 7, all I did was check email from time to time and visit Yelp to find out where all the best restaurants were.

3.  Lastly, do something with your phone.  I thought I would be bold and leave it at home…but I just left a vacation message on my voicemail to call the office.  Anybody that didn’t follow directions and still left voicemails were just forwarded to the office.

We had an amazing time, visiting both Oahu and Kauai.  We stayed in Bed and Breakfasts and splurged on great food wherever we went.  I don’t have the time or space to go into vacation details, but the pictures will speak for themselves.

My recommendation: Go to Kauai if you really want a unique experience.  Oahu felt like California.  Try different foods and stay at the local B&Bs for the best value.  For example, we were at a million dollar plus home on the ocean and paid as much per night as we would if we stayed in a stale hotel room with boring surroundings.  Lastly, you can afford to go.  With free hotel points, airline points and time off, the only thing you should be spending (if you plan it well) is on food and adventure.

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Your Favorite HOMEboy, Edward



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