Thursday, June 25, 2009

vacation - to go or not to go...


It is that time of year, summer vacation time. To go or not to go - that is the question, and where? Maybe the beach? Mountains? Hiking? or even Skydiving?

Surfing the internet for ideas, vacationing vicariously through other's trips...

Blogger June has some awesome photos from her trip to Utah. She has been on a couple of trips with the group Elderhostel, great scenic areas, guided trips, even some trail building…

But in looking at the brochures and website, first I cannot seem to get past the name, elder… then looking at their pictures, it is like the silver sea… not sure I am ready for this?

More internet surfing found this - Sierra Club, also has vacations, backpacking trips, hiking, etc. Sounds a little better. But can I keep up with these young folks? Maybe in my mind I fit in with the Sierra Club but my body might be better suited to the Elderhostel?

For now I think I will join the Sierra Club. In addition to their many environmental causes, they offer trips and even local hikes. And right now they have a special offer - for $15 you get a magazine subscription and this free pack:



Sierra Club 1892 Rucksack...a replica similar to the backpacks used by John Muir and the early members of the Sierra Club over 100 years ago during their exploration hikes.


Not that I need an 1892 backpack...

Still not sure about vacation… every time I return from a trip, I wonder why I ever left home - peaceful mountains, screened porch to sit on and watch the wildlife, my own bed to sleep in, and all for free!


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. ~John Muir (founder of Sierra Club)



7 comments:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yeah, go with the backpack. And go somewhere. You know you want to.

Melissa said...

Just DO it! :) Go on a vacation! A nice warm beach! AirTran is having a sale or heck just get in your car and drive. . . come on. . I'm sure Keith and I can find somewhere for you to go if ya need help in finding a destination.

June said...

Just FYI, many of those "elders" can hold their own VERY well! I think it might be a different case for some of the more sedate programs they offer. But yes, I know what you mean...the name is sobering. I try to ignore it :-) You, I think are even younger, no? No doubt you'd do better with Sierra Club. Heck, I may even look into it!

Carrie said...

Yep, I agree with the girls - go somewhere, just DO it! You go on vacation for a change. Whether it be a change of scenery, a change of climate, or even a change of heart. You appreciate your home surroundings when you get back because you are refreshed with a new outlook. Go - have fun - no worries! :D

smbnotes said...

Utah is gorgeous--full of amazing sights. But any vacation is good: new places, new faces, you know. Now start packing!

Jackie said...

My favorite vacations are those where I go away but still have a couple of days at home when I get back. Go!

Michael Manning said...

Yeah, GO and have fun!!!!!!!:D)