Category Archives: Vacation

Day 1: Shopping

Sunday, July 6th 2014 We figured Sunday would be a good shopping day. Other activities may not be open, plus we were still a bit tired from the trip. The wife’s primary goal on the vacation was to get cowgirl … Continue reading

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Vacation: Arizona

This year vacation has brought us to Arizona. The availability fit our timeframe and our desire for a warm vacation. Here we are in Phoenix, our brains a day (due to the Friday holiday) and three hours ahead of these … Continue reading

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Vacation 2012 – Part 2

We knew we were going into the mountains, and that “civilization” was pretty much an hour away. When turning off the state route, we drove in between two buildings of a farm. The winding road led us up and around … Continue reading

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Vacation 2012: Villa Roma, Part 1

I have to admit, I wasn’t really prepared for vacation this year. I worked through Friday, and we had a bunch of errands to run on Saturday. I didn’t take time in the weeks building up to vacation. I never … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation, part 2

Part 1 Thursday, May 19th We used our free tickets to go to a plantation. Granted, this plantation was the one preferred by the Charleston Visitor’s Center (the same place that messed up our tour times the previous day), but … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation How I Spent My Spring Vacation How I Spent My Vacation Saturday, May 14th After 15 hours of driving through Maine, NH, Mass, Conn, NY, Penn, MD, WV, and VA, we stopped in Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Top Five Vacation Mistakes

5 – Timeshare We finally succumbed and bought into a timeshare type thing. We have enough points to vacation once a year, if we book within 30 days. That is sure to limit our choices, since the good places will … Continue reading

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Fantastic Caverns and Zio’s Photos

Fantastic Caverns was a ride on a Jeep drawn cart through old underground caves. There are very few of these around that are accessible by Jeep. The formations are pretty cool and provide a fertile imagination with many ideas. Out … Continue reading

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2010 Vacation – Sunday: Fantastic Caverns, Zio’s Italian Kitchen, and Andy’s custard

First thing Sunday morning I got the internet connection up and running. That meant it wasn’t going to be a week of roughing it, Grizzly Adams style. Krissy’s grandfather picked us up late in the morning and we headed back … Continue reading

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2010 Vacation – First: Brewer to Branson

On Friday night we drove down to Portland to spend the night. We knew the plane left Portland at 6:30 AM, and we weren’t making the drive Saturday morning. We stopped at Red Robin in Augusta so I could have … Continue reading

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Remembering Vacation

I was on vacation from the time I left work on Christmas Eve until the morning of January 4th. In an effort to help me remember what went on during vacation, I thought I’d document daily highlights here. Apparently this … Continue reading

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Vermont Wrap Up

All in all, Vermont has the most beautiful natural scenery out of all the places I’ve been. You’re constantly driving among forested valleys while looking up at mountains surrounding you. Plush farmland also often sprinkles the view. In my mind, … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Final Days

Yesterday we finally decided to drive 45 minutes for a decent meal. Longhorn is in Willington, which would have been another place better to go to than Burlington. Willington is where all the big box stores are like Wal*Mart, Circuit … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 6

Stayed in. All day. Took a shower around 6…PM. Only got dressed because my skin started sticking to the wooden chair where I was sitting playing my computer game. At Oreos for supper and Ben & Jerry’s for dessert around … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 5

Before I start day 5, I bet you can’t guess what the weather’s like today, day 6? Yeah. Overcast with 50% chance of showers. Thank you, Vermont, for a stimulatingly sunny week. It’s too bad we’re going to have to … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 4

Taste of Vermont. We came, we saw, we tasted. Trapp Family Lodge. When the Von Trapps left the set of the Sound of Music, they settled in Vermont. Now their lodge is a timeshare. There is a good bakery on-site, … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 3

Burlington, oh Burlington. How can Church St have so many shops that neither one of us were interested in? Seriously, we totally wasted our time going down there. On the way back we stopped at the Essex Shopping Plaza. This…this, … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 2

Rain, rain on my face Hasn’t stopped raining for days My world is a flood Slowly I become one with the mud… RCI Orientation Meeting: >1 hour history lesson on Vermont. I could have listened longer, though we weren’t hearing … Continue reading

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Selah In Concert

I forgot to mention the concert on Saturday night. In a word, Selah was powerful. Todd, the male lead singer is pretty darn amazing. The piano player was rather into the concert, too. I don’t really want to run out … Continue reading

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2008 Vacation, Day 1

I have transported my wife safely to her vacation destination. I’ve signed up for week-long internet access while she soaks in the jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Why is it that low-rate hotels and motels will provide you with free … Continue reading

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