Hello. Today is the day of the big 20 Something Blog Swap and I’m delighted to have B writing on the theme of Childhood Summer Vacations. Or “holidays” for us Brits!
I'm B from The Brunette Cashier. I'm terrible at this intro thing, so I'll just jump right to it. Dan and I have swapped blogs for the day, and we're writing on our favorite Childhood vacations...
Being that I'm one of six children, my childhood vacations were nothing to boast about. However, some of my favorite memories from summertime were camping with the family.
After my parents divorced when I was 10, every year for the next six years, Mom would take all of us camping for ten days over the 4th of July week. We didn't have much money, so we used tents instead of a camper.
Mom taught us how to pitch tents, cook on open fires, start a fire, and how to fish. My brothers and I would swim across the man made lake at the campgrounds every day. We'd try to beat previous times, each other, and just have fun. I wish I had pictures from those moments, because it was always so much fun.
I remember one summer, I think it was the second to last year we all went, the campgrounds was having the annual 4th picnic and scavenger hunt. The object was to go around from campsite to campsite and retrieve certain items. My siblings and I were always on the same team, but this particular year we decided to do boys versus girls... See I have three brothers and two sisters, and together, the six of us were an unstoppable force. We always came in first or second place on the scavenger hunt, but we wanted to challenge ourselves this year. My two sisters and I took off running to get the required items while my brothers went off in another direction. Before I knew it, all the items had been collected and we headed back to the finish line - only to discover our brothers had beat us to it. They never let us live that one down.
While my vacations were often drama-filled and pure craziness, I'm incredibly thankful for the opportunity to spend my summers with my family; bonding and becoming great friends. While I know it's not much, it is what it is, and it's mine. I'm thankful for the opportunity to go camping, appreciate nature, and learn to love my family.
Thanks for letting me takeover, Dan :)
Thanks B, I enjoyed that too. Make sure you go and visit the Brunette Cashier and there you will find my post for the blog swap!