Before I left for vacation, I submitted this WG2E post to DD. By the time this post is up, I may be in Minnesota. On the other hand, I may be on the eleven-hour car ride back from Minnesota to Illinois for the last part of our vacation. So please accept my apologies if it takes me a while to respond to your comments- I will do my best to catch up when I am able to.
Vacations are so important. I find that a change of scenery and the opportunity to get out of my daily routine is so important to regenerate and refresh. A vacation – whether a long one or a short day trip- is a great way to take a deep breath, open my mind and get a different perspective. I love to meet people, see different things, and enjoy new experiences. A vacation is such a great way to refresh my creative juices.
Some of my favorite summer vacations have been spent at my brother’s farm in Midwest Illinois. For the past ten years we’ve spent the week of Fourth of July at his farm. The week is packed with hayrides, riding go-carts and mini bikes, taking long walks, having cookouts and exploring the countryside with family and friends.
Lake Geneva Wisconsin is also a favorite vacation spot of mine. Every other year or so we make our way over to my husband’s best friend’s gorgeous home on Lake Geneva. We spend the days tubing, waterskiing, taking boat trips, having campfires complete with smores and ghost stories. Of course there is always endless quantities of food and lots of laughter.
Another favorite vacation spot of mine is the beach. Tybee Island, Georgia is under an hour drive from our home in Savannah, and even a long day spent oceanside is refreshing fun for our family. Plus Tybee is convenient to get to and easy on the wallet as well.
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: Do you have any summer plans? What are some of your favorite vacation spots? How do your vacations refresh your creative juices?
The Best of Vacations for Writers Wishes — Lois Lavrisa