Dave's Blurb for August

Written by Dave Miller in the August 2013 Issue

“Vacation is all I ever wanted…”

            —The Go-Gos, 1982

I remember station wagon vacations. My family would load up our big brown Buick and go on a road trip to our destination. I would sit in the way, way back of the Buick—in one of those rear-facing seats. This allowed for a unique perspective on our family adventures—seeing where we’ve been rather than where we’re going.

By the time you’re reading this, I’ve already left to go on another station wagon vacation. This time it’s with my family. We are loading up the SUV and are heading to Colorado for a week. Fresh air, mountains, lakes, streams and some fancy places to eat in nearby Manitou Springs.

Dave's ToonIn addition to my family, my dad and sisters are coming in from the West Coast, making this week somewhat of a reunion. But on a sad note, this will be the first time we’re all together without my mom. She passed away two years ago this fall.

Back in the day, my parents took us on some great adventures. I remember skimming across the Everglades on an airboat. Screaming on (and through) Space Mountain at Disney World. Surf casting into the Atlantic at Cape Cod. Eating sugar cane in Jamaica. Hiking in Switzerland and visiting the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. I’m thankful for all those vacations and time I had with my mom. I miss her. I may not be sitting in the back of that big Buick, but looking rearward—I have some great memories.

Dave Miller, Publisher

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