Posted by Susan Sey Aug 4 2012, 12:05 am
All right, everybody, it’s August!
It’s likely you’re aware of this already but I thought it worth pointing out, because in our house? August means vacation.
Come Monday morning, I’m tossing the kids into the van with five days worth of clothing apiece & taking off for a massive round of driving that won’t end until we’ve seen both the only walled city in North America (Quebec City, bien sur!) and celebrated my fortieth birthday in the state where I was born (Michiganders unite!).
But when I’m not feverishly doing laundry & changing the oil in my van & checking off the days on my calendar, I’m thinking about other Augusts, other vacations. Now I don’t often like to double-dip when it comes to vacation–there’s so much of the world to see and so little time/money–but here are a couple places I’d go back to in a red-hot minute.
Kauai: Mr. Sey & I left the kids with my folks & celebrated our tenth anniversary on Kauai. Local ordinances decreed that no building could be taller than a palm tree, so buildings maxed out at about three stories. It translated to this incredibly laid back vibe. I don’t think I went into a single restaurant–no matter how expensive–that you couldn’t wear a swim suit to. Which was nice because the beaches were spectacular. I ate dinner in my bikini sort of a lot. Plus the hiking was unbelievable. And one of my very best friends just happened to be celebrating HER anniversary on Kauai, too. (Honest to pete, it was a coincidence. But a wonderful one.) We’ve promised to go back for our twentieth, but we’ll take the kids. Maybe we can afford to by then.
Ireland: Oh, Ireland. I love that place. We took our in-laws & went a few years ago to celebrate Mr. Sey’s 40th birthday. I’d already been once–my mom’s from Dublin–but the instant Mr. Sey announced the cities to which bargain basement air fares would let us go, he didn’t get past Dublin. We motored straight across to the Dingle Peninsula where I could happily stay for the rest of my life. Though, all right, I’ll be honest–we stopped in Dublin for a quick pint at the Guinness brewery. Possibly two pints. My memory on this point is a little vague. (Did I mention I’m Irish? I cannot pass up a pint.)
So how about you? Where are your favorite vacation spots? Do you love revisiting special places? Or are you a stake-out-new-territory sort? Where would you love to go but haven’t managed yet?
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