July 31, 2015

Topic: Vacation


Vacation should be an easy theme, and Mersad has made it the challenge for this week's My Town Shoot Out.  But we haven't taken a "real" vacation yet this summer, although we did make a quick trip to West Virginia in June. We crowded a fair amount of sight-seeing into that but no real relaxation. 

So I'm starting off this post with a couple of photos from last year's vacation trip to the Eastern Shore.  (Click to see all my Eastern Shore posts. There are 90 so far so you can keep viewing by clicking Older Posts at the bottom of each group.)

We started that trip with a tedious 2-hour delay at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. That makes me a little hesitant to go there again. 


dogOne reason I don't relish long trips is that dislike leaving my dog. Another is that eating well is almost impossible. I have food allergies and it's enough of a challenge getting the right foods when I'm home. Travel usually means disappointing meals, hunger, heartburn, or struggling to prepare meals in some poorly-equipped little kitchen.

Since we are retired, relaxing at home is an option but it gets monotonous. It's nice when relatives visit on their vacation and we have fun and go places. One of Frank's daughters just spent 6 days here along with her husband and children, and that was quite enjoyable.

Josie in the Pool

The last three photos are from my visit to Elizabeth Furnace with Susan and Doug. I'm so glad they spent part of their vacation with us!

After we walked the Pig Iron Trail and the Charcoal Trail, we went to the swinging bridge. The boardwalk was broken! Apparently recent flooding had moved it off it's cinderblock foundation. Fortunately the swinging bridge is higher and was undamaged. We crossed Passage Creek to the restored log cabin, with the expected fun of the suspension bridge bouncing as we crossed.





7 comments:

  1. I wonder if the suspension bridge would give people with problems with heights a heart flutter!

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  2. Going sightseeing near your home can be fun! I enjoyed the photos, I would like to see the swinging bridge. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. I enjoyed your photos. Vacations around home can be just as fun as traveling far away. Sometimes I think they are more relaxing anyway.

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  4. Great pictures, thanks for sharing. My favourite is the first one.

    Happy weekend Wishes, and hey it will be August, where is the year going?

    All the best Jan

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  5. Great pictures, thanks for sharing. My favourite is the first one.

    Happy weekend Wishes, and hey it will be August, where is the year going?

    All the best Jan

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  6. The 'stay-cation' is how most of my summer is going...have weddings to attend in Aug and Sept so they will be fun♪

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  7. love the sea gulls on the railing on top of the bridge.

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