Thursday, June 14, 2018

Do you remember YOUR very first vacation?

It’s vacation time! Well, not quite yet.  Our vacation is scheduled for the first week of August.  I was trying to think back on vacations taken as a child and I can think of two trips: 1) the time we visited my Mom’s Aunt in Ohio.  I must have been very young because all I can remember of that trip is their dog’s wheezing and drooling; and 2) my Pap Pap taking us to Presque Isle, with a visit to Niagara Falls.  Or maybe the visits to Presque Isle and Niagara Falls were two separate trips.  I’ll have to ask my Mom.

We filled the sandbox and now it's rained every day!!!!
When I was around the age of twelve, my Dad bought camping equipment, but then we were invited to a picnic on 12 Mile Island (a/k/a Maple Island).  This island is located in Harmarville and sits in the middle of the Allegheny River.  My Dad saw a cottage for sale, bought it, sold the camping equipment and from then on we spent our summers on the island.  Sadly, we no longer have the cottage, I think how perfect it would be for Elliot and Amelia.  However, we are working on making the backyard a summer paradise.  If only it would stop raining long enough to cut the grass!!!

Do you remember your very first vacation???  

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