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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Manic Monday

From the fabulous, fun & fancy, Fleur de Lisa:

What is the worst vacation you've ever been on?
I've never had a bad vacation that I can recall. I remember one school field trip in Grade 7 /8 where we went camping and got rained out. We had to spend the night at the local legion hall because it was still raining really hard and they couldn't get our camping stuff dried out, even though they sent the school bus driver to the laundromat to dry our sleeping bags in the big tumble dryers while we went on our tour of a historical site (Old Fort Henry, Kingston). They put boys on one side of the hall and girls on the other with a row of tables in between. I remember there was alot of giggling going on seeing the boys in their pyjamas etc. A teacher told a bedtime story to us (one that he made up) and I fell asleep while he was telling it and awoke the next morning to him waking us up with the conclusion of the story. I guess he must have stopped it part way through (I don't think he talked all night!) I was so tired that I slept right through the night and found it quite funny that I fell asleep while he was telling the story and then woke up to the story. Funny the things you remember!

Where did you go on vacations with your family when growing up?
We used to camp as a family and when I was about 8, my parents bought a cottage, so we spent every weekend from July 1 to Labour Day there and two weeks during the summer. When I was about 14 my parents bought a home in Florida and so we spent a number of Christmases down there. It was great fun! We fit 7 of us in a Chrysler (Mum, Dad, 4 kids and my Aunt) and used to drive 3 days to get there and 3 days back (1500 miles each way). Going to the beach on Christmas Day, doing Disney and Busch gardens every year was great fun that we looked forward to with great anticipation.

If you could set the national speed limit for all highways, what would it be?
I find 70 is a good speed for the > 4 lane highways. Most people go 10 miles over anyways and I think going more than 80 gets just a little too dangerous for some drivers. Not me, mind you. I am comfortable driving at 80-85. I drove over 90 in the UK.

If money were no object, would you rather fly or drive on a vacation?
My dream would be to have a RV and drive through out North America. I love driving holidays if we have the time. If time is short then I would rather fly just to get there fast. In my life so far I have driven 1500 miles to Florida or back a total of 15 times (3 times as a child and 4 times with my own 4 children). The last 2 times we've done it in 27 hours straight, driving right through while the kids slept in the back.

1 comment:

Fleur De Lisa said...

Whoo-hoo- another fast driver. I hope you don't plan on driving 85 in your future RV! LOL

Thanks for playing Manic Monday.