After-all, it’s the end of June almost July. What else should we talk about?
Do you always take a summer vacation? Are you seeking to get away from the heat or find heat? Are you a water person or do you search for the mountains?
I know I usually put these questions at the end of my posts, but they seemed to fit at the beginning, hopefully you’ll still respond. 😊
My family did not take summer vacations while I was growing up. With my father in the Air Force, we traveled when he was transferred. Only twice can I remember taking a trip to visit my mother’s family in South Carolina and it was when my grandmother was ill.
We discovered family vacations when our kids were young. Frankly, it was keeping up with the Jones. 😊 Their friends were going someplace, why weren’t we? (Spring break vacations were the same thing.)
Our first summer trips were to the beach.
Yes, we have beaches in Texas. Galveston was the first trip. Then we discovered Corpus Christi. In fact, trips there would became an expedition with stops in San Marcos for tubing, Aquarena Springs with the mermaids (which Bob enjoyed) and swimming pigs (which the kids loved) and San Antonio with paddle boats and museums on our way to Corpus.
In Corpus, besides the beach, one of the most fun things was eating at Captain Boomers, a restaurant on a boat. Good views, fun vibe, and super fried fish. (This was before we went to grilled fish most of the time.)
Repairs after a wave. This pic illustrates why I really have to pack things up and send to Legacy Box
Then we had the years when we went to the mountains—Red River, New Mexico. I’ve written about this charming town before. On one of our August visits, things were so hectic back in Fort Worth, I didn’t want to return. I found a small shop to buy and figured Bob could get a NM lawyer license. Obviously, we didn’t do that, but those feelings morphed into my first published book, VERMONT ESCAPE.
Where we stayed. Bob had a generous client who allowed us to use his condo.
From a recent trip. Love the trees. On one of the trips to Red River, our older daughter sprained her ankle, we spent a lot of time driving around, and both girls took turns using the camera to take movies of the scenery. Ground Hogs of Red River and Trash in Red River. The last was in reaction to anger at seeing people throwing stuff out of their cars! I feel that anger today when I walk Charley and we see sacks, cans, and cups people have rudely tossed. Several times a week, Bob carries a sack and collects the garbage.
We aren’t going on a summer vacation this year, but we’re going to Maine in the fall. So excited. Hope to be able to take the whole family there for our 50th Anniversary in a few years.
In looking for pics, I realized we also went to Six Flags every summer, the kids did swim team, cheerleading camps, and regular camps. And we’be been blessed to take trips at other times of the year, too.
Tell me about your summer vacations. Questions are all at the top. Love to hear from you.
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