OK, summer is 1/3 over, but there are 2 more months that count as summer vacation. I’m tired of listening to all the political haggling and do-nothing Republicans. So it’s a good time for us to write stories on “What I did/or are planning to do during summer vacation.” Sort of like in grade school except we’re all much older!
As for my hubby and myself, we went to Washington D.C. for a week in early June. We had never been there so we fit right in with the millions other tourists visiting the city. We were all looking at maps of the Mall. We saw all the required museums, historical sites, took the trolley rides, learned to navigate the Metro, and deal with aching legs and feet. We stayed at the Embassy Suites near downtown, so we thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour to medicate our aching feet. It was a wonderful trip and we’re very glad we traveled to the other side of the U.S.
I’ve never been a history buff, so this trip was really my husband’s choice. I quickly realized that I had forgotten (read: never retained) much of what I was supposed to learn in high school about American History. When I got back home, I bought “U.S. History for Dummies,” and am really enjoying reading it and am now appreciating what I saw in D.C.
We’re planning to go to Los Alamos, NM for July 4th to see family and grandkids. In August, we’ll meet the Salt Lake City family and go somewhere with them.
We also go over to our son/partner’s house in Phoenix to swim when we want to get cooled off. It’s often hard to go from an air-conditioned house to a hot car and drive 10 miles just to get splash in a pool. They do serve good food though.
Mid-August brings the return of regular activities and back to my usual routines. Right now, we’re still in the “it’s a dry heat phase” but July/August is when it’s insanely hot and humid in the Phoenix area. I’m sure you’ve all seen descriptions of how hot it can get here – 122° is the hottest I’ve experienced.
http://www.joke-archives.com/youmaybe/hot.html (this really is true about Phoenix)
If you’re so inclined, ignore politics and the rest of the world for a few minutes and share your adventures for the summer months. I found it’s good for the heart and soul to think about something else.
Happy rest of summer 2009!