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A Poem of sorts - Vacations
Getting there is why we need a vacation when we arrive.
If only the "get up and go" was that simple!
"Hurry up and get ready!"
"It's almost time to go!"
"I'm not convinced you really want to go!"
Frankly I'm not either.
Planning to go and setting the date and time
that's the easy part.
Getting ready to go, and actually going,
that takes enough work to kill the whole idea.
Oh, yes, when we arrive at our destination,
the cottage, the resort, the hotel, etc.
There is the exhilaration of being able to say
"I'm on vacation!"
Meantime there are the inevitables:
"What did you forget?
Bathrobe, slippers, toothbrush, razor, vitamins, pajamas?
Oh, and don't forget the camera! Did you charge the battery?
Is there enough gas in the car, enough air in the tires?
Did you pack your dinner jacket and black bow tie? Shined black shoes?"
On and on it goes. I swear the voice behind the questions is
working from a checklist! Why not just give me the list?
"Don't forget your bathing suit, the one that matches mine."
The last time I saw her in a bathing suit was....
Well suffice it to say that even a matching colored suit
was too close an association for a public pool.
"You know we're going to be late leaving, don't you?!"
"What are you doing, anyway?"
I'm thinking how nice it would be, if you were going on the vacation,
and I was staying here!
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
What is a vacation without a picnic? A picnic can BE a vacation, if you plan ahead.
- What To Take On Your Next Picnic
If you use a shopping list when you go to the store, you will want this checklist for the perfect picnic. Proper prior planning permits a perfect picnic (perhaps.)