Vacations are broken in the US. This is not news for me or probably you either. I found this interesting article titled “The no-vacation nation”.
Having worked with Europeans and my working time in Ireland showed me first hand how the attitude toward vacation time is different in Europe. I wish our attitude here was more like theirs.
But that’s about all I’m going to say about that (follow that link for more).
There is something else that is very common in vacation pictures missing from that “vacation” picture. That picture was taken in Chicago in front of The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The common element found in vacation pictures and missing from that picture is WATER.
Jillsy Girl’s June challenge is “water”. Maybe she will accept this entry. The pictures are older than this month but these words and thoughts are fresh.
There certainly is some quality of water that draws people to it. Maybe because we need it to exist?
I’m not sure if that’s it because we need food and I have not planned any vacations focused on food. Do you agree that vacations and water just go together like peanut butter and jelly (I knew I could work food into this)?
Even if it is not a lake, river, or ocean beach, we often take pictures of water attractions.
Fortunately I have numerous vacation memories but one very special one was my last vacation trip with my Dad. I could go back to that lake cabin but he can’t. Well maybe his spirit could make a visit. He would do it too, because he got a thrill from scaring people.
That Canadian fishing trip was a blast. It was in the wilderness where the only way to the lake was by floatplane or canoe portage. We were dropped off by the plane.
My dad in boat on the water.
I plan to write more about that trip in the future. Stay tune.