Monday, June 20, 2011


Today, I have been thinking a lot about going on vacation. It's been a long time since we've been on a vacation that wasn't visiting family. Not that there's anything wrong with visiting family, but you know what I mean. Sometimes, you just need to go AWAY and do NOTHING in a quiet place. This photo was taken in Maine in 2003 - probably my very most favorite all time vacation. We accomplished a good mixture of "doing stuff" and "doing nothing." There were whales. There were loons. There was lobster bisque. It was perfect.

I have been telling Kev that I want to go on a vacation, sort of like the Maine one, with lots of down time, perhaps sitting on a porch looking at sailboats while drinking coffee and knitting, then walking to the local village for delicious fresh seafood. Or staying on the porch and grilling some chicken. Is there a place where you can do that? Kev said maybe it's Cape Cod. But I don't know anything about Cape Cod. Could it be Martha's Vinyard? I don't know anything about that either. I think maybe we need to go back to Maine to find the perfect place. But not a super touristy place. Less people, more loons.

Our challenge is Daphne, of course. Kev and I could sit on a porch and watch sailboats all day long and be perfectly content, but the shortest and squirmiest member of our family wouldn't put up with that for very long. There would have to be something to DO. The whole porch/sailboat scene sorta loses its magic when someone is whining "I'm BORED" in the background.  I reckon we could bring the Legos and the DS.

Any ideas?

Oh well. This summer is pretty much full, so we have at least a year to figure this all out. Daphne will be six next summer. Maybe she will be able to sit still longer than 30 seconds by then.

Places I want to go:

  • The unknown place with the porches and sailboats   NANTUCKET!
  • Maine
  • Dallas/Austin
  • Montreal
  • Brooklyn, or
  • The Red Caboose Motel
...but that's another story.

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

"Less people, more loons": Another t-shirt slogan to be made. :)

Caboose hotel: Neat-o! I think I've seen that webpage before (or another one, similar) a few years ago when I was Googling for caboose floorplans.

You can actually buy dis-used cabooses and stick 'em in your back yard. Neat-o! Dunno how much it costs, though.