WIGSF recently took a trip to New York City and spent some time having an honest to goodness vacation.
That’s something I haven’t done in … oh, I don’t know. Maybe ever. My wife and I have taken some long weekends and things, but nothing which would qualify as a “vacation” pure and true. Before that, the only “vacations” I took were trips back to see my folks in Cali with my first wife, and believe you me, that ain’t no vacation. Holidays … God, don’t get me started.
Anyway, in thinking about WIGSF’s trip, I wondered where I’d go if I could go somewhere as a legit vacation. And the truth is, I have no idea. I really don’t. It’s been so long since I’ve had a vacation (beside just bumming around the house with a week or so off) I don’t know if I’d have any clue what it should look like. I know some folks like to go someplace far away from home – but I don’t like traveling abroad (I know, I know, Puerto Rico doesn’t count technically, but it was close enough) and I’m happy enough to stay in the lower 48 that places like Mexico and Hawaii hold no appeal whatsoever. I don’t like the hassle of flying anymore, especially with children, so I’d want to get there by driving. But with limited time to reach a destination and enjoy it, that may not work out too well.
In the end, I don’t have to worry about it, most likely. I don’t have a job and even if I did, it would likely be a contractual one with a limited duration and they don’t have vacations in them. Even if I had a job with a vacation benefit, I can’t earn enough to save for a vacation anyway. So the idea’s sort of … foreign to me.
What about all of you? What do you like to do and go for vacation? If you’ve not had one in a while, what would you do if you could?
Sound off, y’all!
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