Vacation means having no agenda or script. It is an essential break from the routine traffic patterns of our lives. It gives us a chance to see things from new perspectives, to discover new aspects of our relationships with family and friends.
As children, my siblings and I spent hours upon hours in the back seat of our Volvo station wagon, driving back and forth across the country (New York to California and back). We entertained ourselves, bickered, tickled each other, and negotiated the allocation of space repeatedly (driving our parents mad at times!). Wonderful memories!.
Here’s to summer and making space on the calendar for those unscripted, no-agenda times!!
Perhaps I am nostalgic. Perhaps I am naive. But I think one of the best things you can do with your family and friends is spend good, fun times together and take lots of pictures!!. We usually took a month’s vacation, drove from New York to Illinois, to Colorado and California, and then back again. We often camped in Colorado. And my father was an avid photographer, capturing one scene after another. These were such good times. And, now, thanks to my sister Leslie, who painstakingly transferred hundreds of images from dad’s slides to digital form, we have access to these images and refreshed memories!!
My sister and me
My sister in the blue Volvo station wagon
Me, my sister, and my brother camping in Colorado
Fishing in Colorado
All dressed up