It's funny, I keep running into blog fests through new international followers. I think I am getting addicted. Anyway, this one is aptly named The Dog Days of Summer and it's hosted by Jeremy Bates.
I think this year, even those of us in normally cooler climates, have a lot to say about summer. Alas, I've complained enough about the heat, humidity and storms so I decided to choose to write about the ideal vacation. It makes sense, as my last real vacation was when I was 10 or so and it did not end on a pleasant note.
Really, I have never been on a real vacation since then. For one, in the USA as an employed person it was hard for me to get time off, even with "designated" personal days and despite having an income to spend on a vacation. For one, you had to earn days first and secondly, you had to get approval and that was the tricky part. I did manage to sneak away with my family for long extended weekend events and twice to New York City.
Alas, they weren't ideal because they were stressful. Then, I got laid off and had time, but no money. Then I got sick and any travel at all is out of the question pretty much.
I used to think my ideal vacation would be in the tropics. Now, where I live the tropics somehow managed to get there and I've had enough of summer. Now, my ideal vacation would be to get away with my boyfriend to a unique bed and breakfast place that was surrounded by gardens and parks. I'd also like a beach nearby, but more like a pleasant lake shore, not the over-crowded Florida type.
Yes, that's it. Since I live in a humid concrete jungle now without any place to spend outside really I crave nature ... get me to any greenery, please!