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Friday, August 20, 2010

Flashback Friday: Vacation

Hubby and I took a long-weekend type of vacation to Charleston, SC last weekend.  **DISCLAIMER: If you've ever considered visiting Charleston in August, DON'T.  It's really freakin' hot!  And I'm a Floridian, I know hot.**
 The last time I went to Charleston, I was about 15 and in high school.  My older step-sister, who was WAY too cool to vacation with her parents, stayed home with her dad so she could have an extra week of summer hangout time with her friends.  Like the summer's not long enough?

Despite staying in a low-budget hotel and eating at the Shoney's buffet for dinner every night, I actually had a pretty good time.  I remember touring the old houses and learning that wardrobes were made for holding clothes because residents were taxed based on the number of rooms in their home and a closet was considered a room.  I mean, that's a pretty cool fact, even for a 15 year old girl.

I remember going out to Ft. Sumter and thinking it kind of sucked.  Then we toured an old air craft carrier (the Yorktown, I now know) and that was pretty cool.  I vaguely remember cheese grits on a plantation and lunch in a really swanky restaurant called Magnolia's in downtown Charleston.  All-in-all, it was a good trip.  And I've always wondered why my step-sister thought she was too cool to go.

So what gives? Did your teenage self look forward to or loathe that summer vacation with the parental units?


salarsenッ said...

Glad you guys had a good weekend, hot but good. When I was a teenager, my family didn't take many vacations. They were too busy traipsing the little bro around for ice hockey. Yeah, I know. I'd usually opted out of those weekends unless we were heading to Boston or something. The guys there filled the ice rink. Just saying.

Carolyn Abiad said...

I didn't mind trips with the parental units because they usually found interesting stuff to do (always liked history and architecture). However, I absolutely hated being stuck in the car for hours with them and my annoying brother. And we always started out at 5am (me= not a morning person).

Jessie said...

Hmm... so as long as your parents took you to something that interested you, vacations were okay? makes sense.

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