Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Slim and Franke
Monday, September 26, 2016
WESTERN HILLS WITH KIDS
Question Of The Week 9-26-16
What has been your best vacation so far and what made it so special?
I've been so many places that it was hard to choose. But ... the
most recent one to NYC in December with my brother was amazing. He's
only been on 3 vacations in his entire life & his 2nd time flying.
On the last leg of our flight as we flew in at night, we were seated
next to a native New Yorker that pointed out all of the sites to my
so many trips, and each one special. Hard to pinpoint any one.
Every trip to Hawaii has been magical. Trip taking our oldest grandson
to AZ for spring training and Wrestlemania when he turned 13 was
special. 2 week trans-Atlantic cruise with mom was special, even though
she got quite sick and we were confined to our cabin for 3-4 days.
Even anniversary trips to Las Vegas each year with hubby are special.
I think my 'favorite days' were our long weekend trips to Crystal
River, Florida when my kids were (roughly) 13 and 7. We would pontoon
boat out on the ice clear, cold river and snorkel (using wet suits;
sometimes just tops depending upon how warm it was outside.)
the outdoor temps were high in the 80's, the crystal clear fresh spring
fed water there is on the cool side...We would swim a tunnel-like shoot
to an aqua green grotto, where 3 springs fed this place...the bottom
was a pure white grainy sand. One time, we went there after a hurricane
had passed, and it was wild! The water was soooo high! We also swam with
(MANY) manatees here, both big and small...babies, too. It felt as if
we got to know the manatees, and we became familiar with their behavior.
It was a wondrous time for us...
Vacation? What's that?
Most of our "holidays" were
spent at home doing things that didn't get done during working weeks, we
just didn't have money to be going away anywhere. Even kids school
breaks were spent at home, we couldn't take them anywhere, maybe a movie
or two, but when Videos and then DVDs were invented, movies were
watched at home, usually with a bunch of neighbourhood kids invited in.