Describe a favorite vacation
May. 20th, 2005 @ 10:11 am
Describe a favorite vacation during your adult years.
Niagara Falls two years ago. We were supposed to go up with my in-laws, but they kept putting it off and putting it off. There wasn't much summer left and we needed to get away, so we just left. Me, my husband and the kids. I didn't want to go there because I'd been there probably 4 or 5 times by then. But it was the best trip and we had such fun together. The drive up went so quickly. We checked out the American side and took a horse and carriage ride. That was really relaxing and fun, except when my husband got on the cellphone and talked with his brother the whole time. :-( That was actually the worst part of the trip. After that we ate at a yukky restaurant, got some ice cream to make up for that, then went to the Canadian side for a motel. We stayed there that night, ordered in pizza and watched tv. It was soo relaxing. The next day we went on the Maid of the Mist (my son was mad coz he didn't get wet enough), and walked all over and checked out every single shop up and down the street. I was beat. We stayed one more night then got up early and left.
I'd wanted to go to Toronto, but that was the year of the big East Coast blackout and Toronto hadn't gotten its electric back yet.
I went to Niagara Falls on my honeymoon in 1963. Never went back again until my son was about 14. It was just the three of us, I don't remember where my daughters were. Well, one was married already and the other was 19 so I'm sure they were ok.
It was too late in the season to go on the "Maid of the Mist", on my honey-moon, but this trip we did. My son and I had a great time as can be remembered by the beautiful pic I have of us, that is still displayed. I hardly remember my husband being there, although I know he drove. Now I remember, we went to visit the Toronto Mail and Globe (I think that was the name of the newspaper. He had connections there, because he is an engineer and taught them how to use one of their new Lazar machines. We then spent the weekend with some of my fathers' cousins in Montreal, and on to the falls. Thanks for the memories..................I enjoyed them immensely.
my son was about two. i left my now ex home and took my parents to gatlinburg for a few days. we explored the mountains, has a few adventures like the riding the swings up the side of a mountain, climbing a tower, and going through a house of horrors (not my son). it was the first time i was away from home overnight as an adult without visiting a relative's home. (one night honeymoon not included)
it was like taking a break from the world. we even went to a GA state park named Vogel. it is a lake nestled in the mountains. it is so amazing and peaceful. thanks for making me remember. id write more, but im out of time.
we returned to vogel a few times after. one day it was a slightly chilly spring rain. my son and i practically had the lake to ourselves for hours.
Yes that sounds sooooo lovely. I can feel myself relaxing just thinking about it ................
Wow! It's soooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
my two trips to alaska. need i say more?
here are only a few outta like 700 that i havealaska
Whoa - I love that main photo. It's gorgeous.
In 1997 I took a trip to England to visit some friends with my ex. For most of the two weeks there, he barely spoke with me, even during the long hours we were alone together walking the streets of Cambridge, or the two
l-o-n-g airplane trips to get there and back. We even spent a weekend in Paris, and don't ask me why by even though I went there with him (after our marriage was dead) I enjoyed being in PARIS, even though he was there. Go figure...............there just is something about the place. I'd like to go back someday with wackdaddy
. Now, he and I could really make memories.................
aww. glad that you made the Best of it and enjoyed it to the Best of your aBility. hope your next visit there will Be totally awesome and that you will Be in the Best of company
I am mostly a homebody and not one to take long trips, so all of my vacations as an adult have been shorter, close-to-home getaways. My family took two-week drive-across-the-country-like-the-Griswo
lds vacations every year of my childhood and young adulthood, so it's possible I had my fill of those in my younger years.
I can't pick a favorite vacation, but one of the most memorable was when my friend Katy and I went up to Door County (that's here in Wisconsin) for a few days in the fall of 1994. Since it was post-tourist season, it wasn't crowded, but everything was still open and the weather wasn't too beastly yet. We went without a strict plan and ended up staying in a cute little motel in Sister Bay. We shopped, walked some of the nature trails, talked, played cards, and just r-e-l-a-x-e-d. Katy passed away a couple of years ago, so I'm especially glad that I have the that trip as one of my memories of her.
Aw...it's always good to have those memories.