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#WQWWC # 30: Vacation

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This week we are going to explore your favorite vacations, whether they are just in the planning or happened years ago. Vacations can take place any where in the world at any time, but in my childhood at least, most of them happened in the summer. In retirement in a place like Prescott, AZ, almost every day is a vacation.

Inside Zombie Van
a Zombie Van at a Prescott Car Show ready to go on vacay.

Someone once said, if nothing bad happens on a vacation, you won’t remember it. Is that true in your life, or do you remember the good ones? I remember the ones where I take pictures. If I forget to pull out my camera, the vacation blurs into all the other great moments of life. And sometimes they blur on the digital camera, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Accidental Vacation Oregon Dunes ATV
Also submitted for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – trails My vision blurred as this guy blazed by me.

What about when people come to see you? I count that as a vacation. We stop everything and play – do what our company would most enjoy and we enjoy it too.

Sedona 10,000 steps

Do vacations have to be with other people? I took a vacation once in our trailer to do NanNoWriMo and start my book. It was odd having my time completely to myself to write, take walks, stay up late or sleep in the middle of the day. I got my 50,000 words written and I was ready to go home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Marsha at Avila Beach 2013

Vacation Quotes

Tell us about your vacation. Here are some quotes to prime your pump. Here is a link to 99 more wonderful quotes. To qualify for the list of participants, feel free to find your quote anywhere.

 โ€œNo matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.โ€

โ€“ Jewish Proverb

 โ€œTravelling unveils new dimensions of this world not known to the naked eye.โ€ 

โ€• Wayne Chirisa

 โ€œVacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.โ€

โ€“Frank Tyger

โ€œWhen you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them.โ€

โ€“Sarah Mlynowski

โ€œA good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.โ€ 

โ€“ Morris Fishbein

โ€œVacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.โ€ 

โ€“ Anne Wilson Schaef

Honoring Those Who Build the Community of Quoters

Also linked to Natalie the Explorer’s Coffee Share #25 and Sunday Stills: The Great Outdoors.

Now It’s Your Turn

Or dream up a new way to use quotes. Post it on your blog and link to this post, not my page. Leave me a comment to make sure I see it. I hate missing posts!

Have a great week. Have a great vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Wow, look at all the comments about this post and quotes and vacations!! I created an illustration on an index card for #icad (Index Card a Day) using the word vacation and the following quote:
    “Don’t wait for a vacation to enjoy life. Start to enjoy it now, today, wherever you are.” ~ Debasish Mridha

    That Zombie van is kind of quaint. I would love to rent an RV with perhaps a few more comforts of home for a weekend getaway.

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    • I like your quote. Thatโ€™s what I do most of the time. We havenโ€™t made any plans because weโ€™re too busy having fun.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—


    • I missed doing it, but I was so busy. I’m mostly ready for the week now, but we have a very busy week with traveling back and forth to Scottsdale. We got the last big piece for necessary furniture yesterday. YAY!

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  2. Marsha, my favorite ‘vacation’ was a cruise to the South Pacific some years back. All of the islands we visited were beautiful, but our experiences at Bora Bora and the incomparable beauty of Fanning Island made this trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. I don’t think I have ever felt so free, so alive and so at peace with my surroundings as I did in those waters. It is the kind of place that leaves you breathless and smiling with deep satisfaction at the end of the day.

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  3. We normally go to a favourite place in Italy every year, and my favourite holiday memory there is from 2016 when we took my parents there as a gift from us to celebrate their 70th birthdays. I was very busy during that trip to organise good day trips and find a good restaurant to eat on my motherโ€™s birthday. These Italy trips when we have other people with us are always quite exhausting because I have to be ready all the time as translator, interpreter, organiser, project leader of sorts, because Iโ€™m the only one of us who speaks Italian. But theyโ€™re still very enjoyable trips and I love the area and the people there. That particular trip was lovely because we could show my parents all these places that we love, and they still talk about it and think about it!

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    • You are so kind to perform all those functions to give your parents the time of their lives. My first husband and I went to Italy when our friends were stationed in Brindisi. They had learned Italian, and made such great tour guides. They planned the entire vacation first to Greece because my husband wanted to see that, and we took a ferry across there and then a bus into Athens. Then we came back to our friends and went to Venice, Florence and Rome – a trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your story, Susanne. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Great quotes, Marsha. Whether it’s a vacation or a staycation, I love exploring (hence my blog name, lol). Looks like you’ll have a lot of fun exploring your new home town and its surroundings. Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  5. These are all great quotes Marsha and my family’s has been the Danish saying – To travel is to live. We might not be able to leave Australia at the moment but we can still travel around our own country, unless state borders are closed that is! Another fabulous post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • They are a joy, aren’t they? It’s fun hearing about other people’s travels as well. I’ve been to places through blogging that I’ll never get to in real life. And I’ve been to places I would never have been were it not for blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. I feel like I’m on vacation all the time these days–oh yeah, what’s that word—retirement? Woohoo! I love that you hid in your RV to work on your writing, Marsha! Hans is driving to Sacramento tomorrow morning for perhaps a week to pick up a load of stuff from our storage unit and windsurf at the delta for a couple of days. I am planning to work on both of my books–updating my Blogging With Photography book and edit/rewrite my fitness book. It will be like a writer’s retreat! Once again, our themes are compatible, as I am posting about the great outdoors, where most of my vacations take place.

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    • We are on such similar paths. I love it. Our place in Scottsdale is almost ready for business. We bought a high quality bed and found some bedroom furniture. Probably by July 1st we will be all set! Yay! Canโ€™t wait to see you again. This winter would be perfect!

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  7. Okay – I have one that I think would be a fun read for everyone. For our 10 wedding anniversary, my wife and I did something we wanted to do before having kids. We did a miniature grand tour of Europe. The story of this trip accidentally became memorable but I’m going to hold the quote to the end of the story so I don’t blow the surprise. I think you’ll find this 10 minute read fun and important enough that you’ll be glad you read it. It tells the story of how we accidentally became part of one of the most important events in modern history.

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  8. we’ve been blessed with many wonderful vacations, so it’s hard to pick out a favorite. And how nice for you to live somewhere that it is like vacation every day; we hope to find a similar place when we retire. and I need to start taking more photos on vacation!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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