Sunday, June 27, 2010
As we approach the mid-point of summer (the dreaded July 4, not a favorite holiday with its insistence of get togethers, fireworks, and way too much heat), I think about vacations -- the good, the bad, the ugly. I don't travel well, tending toward the opposite inclinations of my family who all loved to go places. From my earliest memory, I recall my mother combing the Saturday travel bargains in the newspaper (remember the days before Cheap Tickets when you went to travel agents? I do. I'm old, and it's cool.) But I've always been more inclined to the staycation (as Charles pointed out, an overused term -- anything involving a day off work is a staycation now) and dread being pulled from predictable routine, my great love.
So best vacations? Ones that include urban centers, lots of excess money, and no pressure or expectation. Worst vacations? Too many people (I don't particularly favor traveling in groups), too many plans crushed into a small space, and limited resources that have to be continually stretched. I'd rather go somewhere for two days and not have to worry about money than a week with a continual eye on dwindling funds. I also love when someone you love shows you the old haunts (ala Charles and Lana story) or early in love road trips (ala Jason and his lovely KittyKitty Bang Bang). So anyone going somewhere wonderful this summer? Share!
My very favorite show, Hung, premieres tonight!
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