In the days leading up to the trip, we can hardly contain our emotions.
And then, after all the weeks of waiting…
DEPARTURE DAY ARRIVES!
All our travel woes are erased as soon as we're reunited with our friends.
Complete freaking shenanigans ensue.
THERE'S SO MUCH BLISS.
And nothing can ever make us feel sad again.
But, before we know it, it's time to pack up and say goodbye.
There's the sane one.
There's the stoic one.
There's the self-medicater.
And there's the one you never expect to cry, but always throws the biggest hissyfit of all.
The trip back home is torturous.
Suddenly, nay, unjustly, our alarms are ringing. It's Monday morning.
Friends and co-workers try to tell us it will be ok.
But we don't want to hear it.
WAIT, WHAT'S THIS?? Another deal on airfare?!
Let the countdown begin.
A version of this post originally appeared on The Lazy Travelers.