What you really do is find the nearest beach and go there You spend a day in the sand and the sun. Watching shore birds dive for fish, enjoying the other families schlepping all their stuff across the sand while you only have one backpack and one fishing pole because your stuff is somewhere between MD and CA...but Dicks sells fishing poles ;). You play in the waves (brrr! I miss the Atlantic temps but we love the bigger surf). Smell the orange trees, squish your toes in the sand, feed the seagulls, lay on the sand with a good book. You watch the hubs fish and alternatively go body surfing with the kids. We had a perfect day at the beach. The drive was short, the weather was great, we got a good parking spot, everyone had fun. I wish Hannah could have come but one thing I have learned is you can't let who is not there ruin your good time. There is always someone not there. Or a lot of someones. You just have to enjoy who is there, and what you are then doing.
We need that house to sell.