Saturday, August 7, 2010
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?