https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/ choice for this week’s prompt is: Vacations or Holidays on the other side of the pond.
Did you and your family have regular vacations/holidays?
From the age of eight to sixteen I always went on holiday to Margate. We went to a guest house because Mum worked as a school dinner lady, and refused to cook while she was on holiday. I can’t blame her, and the food was great. I carry on the tradition because it helps me to rewind, although most of my holidays now are self catering.
Were they like most people I knew, tied to school holidays?
I am tied to the school holidays, but recently got a job where they are slightly different. I’m going away in May this year, and the prices are way cheaper than normal.
Were vacations a big deal or just time to get away?
A bit of both, I think we need a holiday, just to wind down from day to day stresses. You get to visit places every day, and have fun. A beach day, trip to the pool, or visiting a zoo. Having evenings out and not being tied to your home or computer for that matter.
Did the whole family always travel together or did the kids go away for their own time?
It was mostly just me Dad, and Mum. My brother and sister are older than me by ten and sixteen years, so they had moved out by then. I remember sitting on the beach wit them and Mum making an excuse she was hot so she could go to bingo while I made sandcastles with my dad.
Can you think back to a wonderful vacation memory that you treasure? Were their any fiasco vacation memories you wish never happened? Were there some that you can laugh about now, but at the time were horrible?
My last holiday with my mum was in Great Yarmouth. We went to a guest house and I was the only young person there. I was eighteen at the time, and they were all in the sixties and seventies. I had a great time though. There was this old lady, must have been about eighty, who took a shine to an older gentleman. We even had a mock marriage at the end of the week. I have never laughed so much in all my life.
Were your vacations times to go, go, go, or were they time to relax and refresh?
We always visited places during the day, but sometimes we went on the beach. In the evenings we would watch a show, or watch wrestling. My mum was one of the women who surged by the ring and were shouting odds at the wrestlers. She didn’t suffer fools gladly.