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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Vacation Memories

Wow, it's August already, suddenly I'm realizing summer is going to be over soon!
The kids will be back in school in 3 weeks!!
What happened to summer? And what happened to those summers I remember as a kid?
The ones where we actually went on a vacation??
(Note to Self: We really didn't think this pickle business out very well. 
Summer = cucumbers = JUNE/JULY/AUGUST)
"Guess we'll take that vacation in January."



My parents made sure we all got to go somewhere every summer!
They weren't expensive far-away destinations...
sometimes just camping at a nearby park!

Living in South Dakota made it really easy to just drive west across the state to the beautiful Black Hills.
This was a photo opp. at the Badlands circa 1957...
Mom and my 4 siblings (before I came into the big picture)




I can't imagine packing for four children for a week's vacation (much less paying for it)!


Some years, the "vacation" may have just been a Sunday drive to Wall, South Dakota.
It was good enough for 4 wild kids, to just get to ride the stuffed bucking bronco!


This was at Dennis the Menace Park in Sioux Falls.

A ten minute drive from Lennox to Sioux Falls with 4 wild kids was probably all the vacation they could afford (both financially and mentally). Enough to send anyone off the deep end don't you think?
  

2 comments:

barb said...

Yup, just like always, the big bro had to be the one behind the wheel... sis

TJB said...

I have picture of mom on the bucking bronco on a shirt! :) I think we should add an extra month in this year?!