July 21, 2014

Fun Monday, Our Best Vacation, Ever

Today's topic is Best Vacation EVER!  This is a really hard topic for me, but I decided to post and stop being a slacker.  Why is it hard, you ask?

It's difficult because I've been going on vacation for as long as I can remember.  Some of my favorites with my Dad and Mom, were going to the magnificent Redwoods.  A favorite recollection is sitting on a split rail fence, with my sister, waving at the truckers who hauled logs that had just been harvested.

Because I had so many happy memories of camping with my family, when Bob and I had children of our own, we camped, too.  Carrie's first camping trip happened when she was about 6 months old.  We took her to the river, around here if you say the river, it's understood to mean The Colorado River.  The trip was for Bob to go waterskiing, it was a great family outing and the beginning of our many family camping trips.

A couple of decades ago, Bob insisted that he no longer wanted to camp.  My favorite vacation after that wasn't a cruise, and we've been on many, or one of my annual trips to Book Expo America, it was a baseball tour we took two years ago.  What fun to pay your money and have someone else organize EVERYTHING.  Transportation, hotels, game tickets, everything.  The only thing we really had to take care of was what to eat.  We wore each home teams' logos when we visited, so we didn't look so much like "foreigners".  I did my research and picked Jay Buckley Tours.  I don't think I'd bother with another company.  Jay Buckley Tours was great!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,


  1. Like you, I had a hard time coming up with ONE. And of course, there have been few vacations since I had a kid (15 years ago). We go on little jaunts, and family business occasionally takes me over to England but I don't really think of those as vacations. As a child, I used to go to North Carolina with my grandmother. My great grandpa and his family used to rent a cabin at Nantahala for a month and Grandma and I would come up for a week to visit. Those were amazing on several levels: I am close to that side of the family like no one else is; those vacations were just me and grandma (a big deal when there's a whole passel of brothers that get left behind); and it instilled a love of mountains and cold streams in my heart so that one day, some day, I want to live in a place like that.

  2. Magnificent redwoods says it all. Great vacation photos Jan. I hope I'll get back and see those magnificent trees again one day.


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