Friday, September 23, 2011

What I did on my summer vacation....

Today I am participating in a blogfest, hosted by Michael Di Gesu at In Time!! Who doesn't want to hold onto summer just a tad bit longer??? This sounded like a fun way to relive my own vacation and share in everyone else's!

Click here for the list of participants!

So here's my entry:

My summer vacation this year was very close to not happening.

Most years we don't even take a trip during the summer. The weather is so nice here and there is so much going on all summer long that there really isn't a need. We tend to travel in the fall and winter, when we really need a getaway. Our yearly trek to our favorite vacation destination, Walt Disney World, was all planned for November. But then we had to postpone the trip. And this only made me completely desperate to go somewhere, anywhere. But that wasn't exactly easy.

My husband was due for a job transfer this summer and we couldn't make any plans in case the transfer went through. Months we sat around waiting and waiting and finally we just booked a trip. Nothing fancy. Few days at the beach. His bosses had been dragging their feet and it wasn't looking like anyone was going anywhere.

And then, of course, the transfer came through.

Somehow he managed to pull some strings and get the vacation days he needed. We packed up our car, with not a single square inch of room left, and were on the road by 4 am, as planned. We sunned, played in the sand, jumped over waves. We rode thrill rides and coasters of all kinds, and even some awesome water slides. It was fun and exactly what we'd needed!


  1. Those whirlwind vacations can bring about the best memories! Great photos!

  2. I love that photo!! I'm glad it worked out for you ~ :)

  3. THAT is an awesome statue. Glad you worked out the weekend getaway and that it was fun. I go to Disney next month. :D

  4. I'm glad you were finally able to go on vacation, in the end! :)

  5. Oh, fun! I wish we could go on vacations. Life has been tough, but when things opened up a little, business set in. I hope, like the ants, we get to enjoy our fruits soon--at least for a week or two! ;)


  6. So nice you see you had a great time on vacation.

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  7. We don't do big vacations, but the one you describe sounds fantastic! Hope the job transfer went well, too!

  8. Hi, Stephanie,

    I am so glad you squeezed in your vacation... You both look super happy. Everyone needs a day or three at the beach to breathe the fresh sea air and rejuvenate.

    Thanks for sharing....

  9. At least you got to go somewhere, and it looks like it was fun. I hope you're all settled in with the transfer.