I took a full two weeks off for my summer vacation. Our family road trip only took 10 days so I had 4 days to soak up the sun in the desert. Lorene and I booked an all inclusive spa vacation. It was amazing.

We arrived the day after the road trip and took part of the arrival day to visit Phoenix, Tampa, and Scottsdale. We then headed to the spa. Once we entered Civana we never left until departure day. We spent the days hanging out in the pool, lounging, meditating, taking exercise and holistic classes and eating a lot but all healthy. We received a specialized spa treatment each day. It was a fabulous way to unwind before heading back to work.

Every time I get a little stressed, I take myself mentally back and it does the trick.

See the full gallery here.