This year when we visited, we happened to run across a family vacationing who in this day and age, was pretty unique. What made them stand out, was that between their two sons and one daughter, the bond between them was extraordinary.
The three siblings were in their late teens, early twenties and unlike typical kids you'd find anywhere else in this day and age, we never saw them get on their cell phones or zone out from their family. Not even once.
The whole time, they laughed, played Frisbee, football, jumped in the ocean...you name it. A good old fashioned day at the beach.
It was refreshing to see a family so tightly put together and when I asked the mom what her secret was for raising her three into adulthood with such a close bond, she simply said they'd been coming there their whole lives and always made it a point to take the time to spend together.
It reminded me of how in this uncertain world we live in, one thing is sure. Be together. Really, truly together. Take time to shut everything off. Work, TV, computers, electronics...Pokémon Go. Spend time with loved ones...meaningful time. Enjoy nature, eat ice cream, play in the rain, just remember to be present.
Oh, and if by some miracle you can get your kids into matchy 90's boy band outfits for a family picture while you're at it...score.