I always head to Tenn to visit my family just before hurricane season starts in Florida. Been doing this for years so I know my plans won't be disturbed. My house is surrounded by 100 year old massive oak trees that one day will crash. Hope this won't be the year.
Who else is taking some time from their everyday life this summer ? Do you do something special and different each year or enjoy quiet peaceful times with family like myself ?
Sorry to those who worried about my being missing in action and not mentioning ahead of time.
So I go to Texas at least once sometimes twice a year. I only have my immediate family here in Georgia with me. I also always try to take a vacation to beach during the summers. I enjoy going to visit my family, but I don't consider that a real vacation. It is a great getaway and nice to see everyone, but I also need a real vacation! I think I'm gonna head to the beach and the next few weeks!
It's a day drive (8 to 10 hrs). I take my time and enjoy the journey. The days of hurry up, got to get there are over for me. I no longer get in a hurry. Every other year I spend a quiet week in the North Georgia Mts.
My 15 yr. old son and I are going on an adventure this summer. We are going to backpack the App. Trail from Ga. through NC and into Virginia beginning in June. Then we head out west to hike/camp in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain National Parks in July and August. Then we head to the Black Rock Desert, Nevada for a week on the playa at Black Rock City, for The Burning Man Festival. Then after a stop in Tucson to visit my daughter and grand kids, we head home via Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande in Texas. We will be gone from early June through early Sept.
It's a bit adventurous, but you have so few opportunities to bond and connect with your kids that when an opportunity presents itself, you grab it.