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Vacation thoughts

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I'm getting excited about our vacation. We leave 7-26, and I have a lot of work to do at the office before we leave. We meet our best friends there every year -- 2 moms, 2 dads, 2 boys, 2 girls, and, now, 2 girlfriends. I'm looking forward to reading more than to any of the other normal Fish Lake activities. I bring a bag of books for people to pick over, and will bring a few for me, along with my Nook. I plan to do some crocheting on the way up, as I need to make a baby blanket for Chris' older grandson (the one for C-cubed is completed).

When we see the Fish Lake sign, we all relax and feel like we are Home.

The best thing about Fish Lake is that I really don't have to do anything that I don't want to do. But I love doing the FL activities -- fishing, reading, laughing, walking. We make Fish Lake Salsa every year. There is always an activity (puzzles, cards, friendship bracelets, whatever). One year, we did tie dye, one year we made pickles. Jim brings The Tunes (we bring some along, too).

When we pull into Ashland, we all relax and feel like we are home.

Ashland is great. My husband says that it is populated by liberal republicans. That seems to be a good call on the surface. That being said, there is also a cool counter-culture. Pretty town, great restaurants and shopping, lots of stuff to do if you know where to look, beautiful places to walk, and, of course, the Shakespeare Festival. We've been going there long enough that we all have total ownership of all of the above. We consider the acting company as family. In fact, we are friends with a former member of the company, and some of us are friends on FB with others.

When we see our Friends, we all relax and feel like we are Home.

Paula says that we exist 50 weeks of the year to live these 2 weeks. She is so right.

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