Dave’s Blurb for August

“Vacation is all I ever wanted…”

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

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

Back 40 Design President

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