Archive for the 'Vacation' Category

Day 1: Shopping

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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 boots. I needed some jeans and replacement cargo pants. I always live on the edge, […]

Vacation: Arizona

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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 Pacific Timers (some of our electronics still show Eastern Time, though they supposedly sync on […]

Vacation 2012 – Part 2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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 the mountains until we arrived at the resort in the valley. We checked in and […]

Vacation 2012: Villa Roma, Part 1

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

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 looked up information on where we were going and what was around for entertainment. I […]

How I Spent My Vacation, part 2

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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 when we requested a plantation walk we were (again) thinking about sprawling gardens with flowers […]

How I Spent My Vacation

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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 for the night. Highlights include fog in Pennsylvania so thick that I couldn’t see 10 […]

Top Five Vacation Mistakes

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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 probably be booked up by then. However, if we vacation once every two years, the […]

Fantastic Caverns and Zio’s Photos

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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 of the natural beauty into the man-made scenery of Zio’s Italian Kitchen. I found the […]

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

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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 up to Springfield to the Fantastic Caverns, one of the few underground caves you can […]

2010 Vacation – First: Brewer to Branson

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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 a Royal Red Robin burger. I love those things. We dropped my car off at […]

Remembering Vacation

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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 is becoming somewhat like a diary. 12/24/09 – Went to my mother’s for her birthday […]

Vermont Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

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, living at the foot of one of those mountains would offer a lifetime of healthy […]

2008 Vacation, Final Days

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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 City, and Best Buy. Also the good chain restaurants like Longhorn, Chili’s and 99. Odd […]

2008 Vacation, Day 6

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

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 11 PM. Payed for it by 2:40 AM. Krissy read 2 Nancy Drew books and […]

2008 Vacation, Day 5

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

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 go back to MAINE to warm up!! Day 5. Lazy day. Stayed in the suite […]

2008 Vacation, Day 4

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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, though. We bought 4 things for under $10. They were all good. Ben & Jerry’s […]

2008 Vacation, Day 3

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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, I tell you, is what we were looking for all day! Multiple buildings full of […]

2008 Vacation, Day 2

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

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 much about the resort. Actually, I don’t think there is much to hear about the […]

Selah In Concert

Monday, May 19th, 2008

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 and buy their CDs because what I’ve heard recorded is no match for what I […]

2008 Vacation, Day 1

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

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 wireless internet access, but the last two resorts we’ve stayed in charge us $30 per […]