After vacation, one can easily spend hours unpacking. The dirty clothes were easy to sort; it is the collection of photos, the silly souvenirs, the unsent postcards, and mis-folden maps that are cluttering up my space. And, too, I found the pile of bills that were neatly stacked while I was gone, the sticky notes of messages and phone calls to return, and the self directed 'to do' list I knew I could attack once I had a vacation...
A good vacation is a classroom, a learning experience.
A good student/vacationer learns
the geography of paradise,
the foods and drinks of vacation,
and the tempo of relaxation.
And if one does his homework right, he learns much much more. And if he is a really good student, he saves every scrap of thought, every new experience, and every sense of "AHH!" that the change of pace brought forth.
Every road has a route.
No one can steal that away.