The Places In The Home gang will not be taking a vacation until later this year, so to feed my traveling jones I’m living vicariously through vacation trip reports from readers, friends and family this summer. Thanks to the tales of road and sky journaled through the lenses of varied mobile device cameras, I’ve traveled to Tennessee, North Carolina, Crete, Las Vegas, Toronto, Cocoa Beach, Destin, Georgia, Seattle and New Orleans. Incoming vacation trip reports show the traveling masses are living up to my travel motto.
I called our son this morning to ask if he would mind me posting this picture of him and his girlfriend from their June trip to Las Vegas. He thought about it for a minute and in his characteristically witty manner replied, “You have my Viva Las Vegas permission.”
Bellagio Conservatory & Botancial Gardens, Las Vegas, Nevada
A picture tells the story long after the vacation ends.
Balos Beach Crete, Greece
The intended purpose of a vacation is fun,
Lake Burton, Georgia
and fun is always in style.
A fun accent piece makes for an interesting conversation piece, a fun night out with friends knocks at the door of nice to see you again, and a punch of fun color shows off the ever appropriate sense of spontaneity.
Eiffel Tower – Paris Hotel
Music is the ultimate traveling companion. It’s the soundtrack memories dance to. I put as much thought into selecting our travel tunes as I do the travel itinerary. It’s very High Fidelity. Gosh, what is it with me and movies references this week? The music we travel to stays on the mind and the memory, and believe me, I speak from experience. My dad decided one extended summer trip many summers ago that since he was a Willie Nelson fan the entire family was going to become Willie Nelson fans, like it or not. Before the seat belts were buckled and the tires had cleared the driveway our self-appointed travel DJ popped Stardust by Willie Nelson into the cassette player (told you it was many moons ago). The cassette played and played over the mountains and through the woods all the way to grandmother’s house and back. As much as we bitched and protested about it then, we have never forgotten that trip nor that album. To bring it all home, guess what comes in as my number one playlist starred under travel tunes? The music is good, but the memories are what makes it great.
Where are you going on your next vacation? What music will be making your travel playlist? Share your vacation trip reports here!