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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Driving Vacations when We Were Young

I just wrote a column about "staycations" for my Boom This! ezine, a subject that interests me and I think a lot of other people.

When times are tough, and I think today would qualify, there's not a lot of disposable income left over for vacations. You know, the ones where you fly to some out-of-the-way place, stay in swanky hotels, eat out every meal and shop, a lot, just like Brad Pitt and Angelolina Jolie. Nice life if you can get it. But since we are not all celebrities, that means that we have to make other arrangements.

We used to do staycations when we were young, because that was all we could afford. But a couple of memorable times we would all pile into my Dad's Pontiac and drive somewhere like Niagara Falls, or Geneva-on-the-Lake and rent a room or two for a couple of days and see the sights. Living large for sure!

I still have a lot of memories of those trips, especiallly the one to Geneva where I got the worst sunburn of my life. We spent time with my cousins and my aunt and uncle around a very small pool, and then at night we would either walk to the ice cream stand or to the"boardwalk" which probably never deserved that name. A great time.

To read some suggestions on what to do with your blissful time off, visit here.