Wow, did I need that vacation. While I hate that it was over, I had a really good time, and even managed to relax a bit.
There is a lot to write, but I'll say now that what made the trip great was the chance to see people I don't get to see very often. I suppose any trip can be a good time, but when you can see be with friends and family that you don't see that often, that's really the best. The Internet makes it easier to keep in touch, sure, but it's still not the same as seeing folks in real life.
For now, my 500 mile driving self needs sleep. But what a great week.