My mind is already on vacation

girl scout cookiesAfter wandering aimlessly through the parking lot for more than an hour yesterday, I realized that I am in serious need of a vacation. I passed the Girl Scouts selling cookies at least six times. They gave their spiel forgetting that I had already turned them down five times. One little girl recognized me and asked me, “Are you lost?”

Did you say “vacation”?

I leave for Virginia tomorrow to visit my cuz. I am excited about the adventures that are ahead! Andy and I always have fun when we get together.

My cuz, a nature enthusiast like myself, plans to properly introduce me to Virginia through hiking and backpacking. This will mark my first trek on the Appalachian Trail!

I have already started my big “to do” list. There is just so much to see and do and not nearly enough time (I will only be staying until Sunday).

Pictures, pictures and more pictures …

lifesaverThanks to modern advances in cameras, pictures will not be in short supply. Of course, the lack of a digital camera never stopped me before. My sister loves to tell the story of the Alaskan cruise where I filled more than 20 rolls of film (24-36 exposures each). The cruise was only 7 days long! I have at least a dozen pictures of a life saver on the front of the ship.

My mind went on vacation without me …

if only I had a brainSince my mind already checked out months ago, I am hoping that my brain and body will again meet on one of the many trails. I have faith in the beauty of Virginia to help revive my intellect. If not, I am on a downward slope into stupidity. I can barely form cohesive sentences!

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4 Responses to My mind is already on vacation

  1. billotto says:


    Have a great time in Virgina, and remember to watch your speedometer. Remember, if you’re on your cell phone, you’re probably going to get a ticket for speeding.

    I thought all of those pictures of the lifesaver were charming. All from different angles and in different lighting conditions.

    Don’t try to hike in new shoes. Break them in first. Be watchful for snakes. Have a good time.

    Love you

  2. billotto says:

    One other thing — did you ever tell the story of taking pictures in security in the Vancouver, Canada airport where you were nearly arrested?

  3. No need to watch the speedometer – I am flying to Virginia. I did get some very lovely pictures in in the Vancouver Airport. I have not forgotten :) That is a great example of how much of an idiot I can be! I love you too. Talk to you soon!

  4. Ang says:

    have fun love! I can’t wait to see all the pictures.

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