Monday, May 26, 2008
Fun Monday~ Your favorite vacation
RDH Mom is this week's host of Fun Monday. She wants to know about our favorite vacation. "Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!"
I thought about this one a long time. My best vacations were when I was younger, junior high, and my mom and dad and I would drive up to North Carolina to see my aunt and cousins. They lived in this really cool old house and we would actually sleep in the attic! I loved the mountains, the sights and smells...so different from Florida! We would always go visit something, whether it was the Biltmore or just an old graveyard, it was always memorable.
I remember catching fireflies at night and keeping them in a big peanutbutter jar in the house and being amazed at their glow.
I remember pulling honeysuckles off the vine, pinching and pulling gently on them just to get one drop of their sweet nectar.
I remember the icy cold water of Sliding Rock! DAMN that water's COLD!!!
Mostly I remember never having to lock the front door, being able to walk just about anywhere us kids wanted to, and never having our parents worry about us eventhough we were gone all day.
I only have one bad memory of our times in NC, and I just do not want to talk about that now since this is supposed to be FUN Monday.
Wish I had pictures, but I don't. But
Ahhhh..yeah...those were the best vacations I ever had... Thanks for the memories, RDH Mom!
Now go visit everyone else and read what their favorite was!
P.S. I am remiss in mentioning a weekend spent on the west coast of Florida not too long ago with my bestest friend, Lois. I had a terrific time checking out places I'd never been to before, staying in an awesome resort and getting sweaty and cut up and stung by some unidentifiable evilness (we're cachers, ya know!). I want to go back there again one day and bring my family so they can see some of the cool things we saw, and maybe even go over the "rickety-fricken bridge" to Sanibel! Meeting up with Susan and Corky made is extra special, too :)