Friday, June 18, 2010

Play Time Travel

Weekend Assignment #323: Vacation Time

Look out - here comes summer! Kids are out of school, community pools and seasonal ice cream stands are open, and temperatures north of the Equator are on the rise. Summer is traditionally the time for families to go on vacation together. What are your summer vacation plans, if any? What time of year are you most likely to pack up the family and get out of town? Is there a particular place you go more often than anywhere else?
 Extra Credit: When and where did your family usually go on vacation when you were a kid?
 
I will be going on vacation by myself, thank you very much.  I have a trip to Toronto planned for next month.  A few things came together at the same time.  First, United Airlines gave me a certificate of a certain dollar amount as compensation for a big hassle on my last vacation.  Second, I was just in New Orleans last summer.  And third, I have been meaning to go see Niagara Falls for years and not gotten to it.  From Toronto, I can pick up one of those cute little day tours.
 
While the summer vacation has always been a big deal for me, this year I took my first real winter vacation.  Mid-February, to Hawaii and it was fabulous on top of the fabulous because the warm weather was just enough to get me through the rest of the Chicago winter.
 
When I was a kid, my parents had a cabin in the woods in Wisconsin.  We were always there in the summer.  While most of my best childhood memories are from trips to Wisconsin, as an adult, I feel like I am making up for lost time in the Seeing New Places department. 
 
Is it too early to start planning for next year?

2 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Anne :)

Toronto sounds fantastic! :) I have always wanted to venture up to Canada, but alas haven't found the time when I had the money or had the money when I have found the time! LOL. Silly life. :) Glad it all lined up for you, and I will be with you in spirit. Don't worry, my spirit travels quietly, you won't even know I am there! ;)Thanks for taking on the assignment this week.

Have a great time!

-Carly

stephenwatkins said...

Never been to Niagara, myself, either. When Dear Wife and I got married, much of my family made it a stop on a trip to Niagara, but we had honeymoon plans that didn't include my family!