Seems like everybody I know is just about to go, or just back from, or currently on....VACATION! Well, of course, it's summertime and that's what you're "supposed" to do, right? Go have some "Hot Fun in the Summertime"?? It's what we look forward to all year long.
Not too many people did the vacation thing for the last couple of years; the economy was just too iffy for "frivolous" expenditures. So the stay-cation came into being, which is really still a vacation, it's just chopped up in smaller pieces and happens closer to home.
But this year it seems as though the traditional vacation is making a comeback!
Several of my bloggerbuds, have either been missing in action (and I assume they are off somewhere having "hot fun") or have been posting little short tidbits about their trips. It's sort of like the old teacher's first assignment each fall, "What I Did On My Summer Vacation", but with photos!
I've been reading about trips to Indiana, Phoenix, Virginia, Washington, DC, Tucson, Savannah, Las Vegas, Florida, California, and Alaska. Wait a minute! How did Alaska get in there. That's not much of a place for "hot fun"!
Well, that would be my Lil Sis. She and my niece, have been on a cruise to Alaska. They have done that several times and love it! But they live in Phoenix, year-round, so "hot fun" in the summertime is the last thing they want!
Even Ratchlet, T.A., and Maddie-the-Great, just returned from what I've been thinking of as the "Grand American History Tour". Because of M-t-G's intense interest in the history of the U.S., they went on a 2-week driving vacation to Gettysburg, Erie, Washington DC, Colonial Williamsburg, with various other stops along the way. Unfortunately , it was a gazillion degrees on the East Coast, so they, indeed, really had "hot" fun! On Sunday, we saw some of the pictures they took. From all reports, they had a great time (except for the heat). They all learned all sorts of interesting information about this country, but they were glad to get away from the heat wave and come home.
Not to be left out, the Big Guy and I will have a short vacation in Galveston, compliments of our darling daughter. With one big "except". It won't be until September. Somehow that takes it out of the summertime, don't you think? Nevermind that "Some Like It Hot" (like me, for instance!) In the interest of marital harmony and avoiding discord among nations, that's when we're going.
Those of you who know him, know that for Mikey, "Hot Fun in the Summertime" is an oxymoron!! In fact, "hot" anything, anywhere, anytime is his definition of hell on earth. And believe me, he would NOT come anywhere close to having a good time. Soooo, our vacation won't happen until after all the little kids go back to school, the college kids are off the beaches, the crowds are gone, the humidity drops, temperatures moderate, and the days have begun to shorten.
Hmmmm, come to think of it, that sounds just about perfect!