Gearry and I finally broke down and bought plane tickets to Hilton Head this morning. We're cramming in a vacation between my graduate orientation on Monday, August 25th and my rowing responsibilities and starting classes on Tuesday, September 2nd. We've been really pumped about the vacation, but dreading (DREADING... All caps gets the degree of dread across a little better) the 12-13 hour drive. That takes up two whole days of a vacation that's short anyway, not to mention that I HATE driving/riding after so many 10+ road trips for rowing. So, flying it is. I feel like I can now think about enjoying our relaxing getaway, rather than just thinking about getting there and getting back. Fantastic. Worth every penny!