The summer vacation was pretty much a given in my family while I was growing up. Every year Daddy would take a week or so off from work and we would drive somewhere, whether it be Colorado, California or even the Texas coast. My parents would load up the truck and camper with all the neccessities and we would be on our way, down the open road.
I am guessing my brother Chris took this one since he is the only one not in the picture. I have absolutely no idea where we are, but I was only 2-ish so give me a break. I love my Mom’s handbag in this one. Hmm, I wonder if she still has it…. Oh and check out Daddy’s famous “burns.” Where’s a razor when you need one?
This was on our way down to another trip to “the coast,” as we always called it. The drive from Austin down there is BOR-ING so fields full of cotton became quite interesting. This was taken during my chubby but tan days. Loving the mullet – aren’t you?
Here are my parents at Disneyland in 1987. I love how happy and carefree they look. We had a great time on this trip, in which some of us drove (mom, dad, my oldest brother Steve) and my other two brothers, Larry & Chris flew in. We were all together again for vacation. Even Steve’s then “girlfriend,” who is now his wife of almost 20 years, flew in for a couple of days!
Same trip – I took this picture of Larry, Dad, Mom and Steve in front of the beautiful Golden Gate bridge. Golly I love to visit California! And yes, the bridge is gorgeous but those clothes – WOAH! Check out Steve’s rockin’ bandana (I will be lucky if he ever speaks to me again after this post, won’t I?) Love you Steve!
Here I am in the rain on our trip to Washington D.C. in 1990. It was just Mom and Dad and I that trip and it rained A LOT. I think this is somewhere in Tennesse, on the way there. Yeah, uh… this was the trip where we had to illegally park by the Smithsonian so my father could run back in to see “Archie Bunker’s” recliner. Oh and Mom and I thought The Mall in D.C. was a shopping center and we were just a little disappointed to find out it was something else entirely. What can we say, we like to shop.
So there are some highlights from my family Summer vacations (this could go on forever, but most of the pics are still at my parent’s house). I only hope that Tim and I can provide such great memories for our kids, as we venture out with them each summer. Where are we going this year you may ask? I don’t know yet. Can you believe it? Hopefully somewhere in August.
Now it’s your turn to share your summer vacation stories. Can’t wait to hear about them and see some pics!
**Okay, so no Mr. Linky today. I may still try to do it tomorrow but I can’t even seem to get started on their site. Bummer. So, if you post about your summer vacations this week PLEASE leave your link in the comments! Have Fun!**