WQWWC # 30: Vacation

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

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This week we are going to explore your favorite vacations, whether they are just in the planning or happened years ago.

Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us”

Maya Angelou

As kids, we would go to our grandparent’s home during summer break. My father was very attached to his parents and would take every opportunity to visit them. There would be at least one of his other siblings with their kids and we would enjoy the company of our cousins. There was very little to do but play outside, climb trees and steal the juicy mangoes from them. Those were fun days and simple pleasures.

After I got married, my husband would take a few days off from work and we would drive to the northern mountainous resort of Murree. It used to be a fun place to visit. The weather was cool and we would explore the mountains. The place catered to tourist from all over the country and we could buy lovely handmade local stuff. It was our routine for many years till my kids grew up.

The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”–

Augustine of Hippo

When my daughter shifted to the USA for her studies, I got to see quite a bit of America whenever I visited her. She learned to drive and bought a car. Whenever I visited her, she would plan a trip someplace near and took me driving. She is truly fond of traveling and would always be planning her next vacation. One year, we flew to east coast, to Washington DC, New York and Pennsylvania and stayed there for a few days.

In summer 2019, my daughter took me to various places in Washington state for short vaccination trips. I wrote about my whale watching trip here!

In 2020 we were planning another trip, this time to Disney land in California. But as you all know, all travel plans were abandoned in 2020.

Though I wasn’t very fond of traveling, I have benefited such a lot from seeing the world. My knowledge and mind have broadened. I have met so many people from different cultures and countries and learned a lot from them. I am thankful for all the opportunities that I got to see this world and to meet so many wonderful people.

Let’s hope that travel restrictions ease up soon and we all are able to vacation safely again.

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41 thoughts on “WQWWC # 30: Vacation

    1. Thanks a lot Dakshali ! Yes I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot in last 5-6 years. I too am hoping and looking forward to traveling again soon. 🤞

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  1. A beautiful share. Loved the travel quotes. A big fan of May Angelou!
    Personally, I am a traveler by heart. Have been to many places. It changes one’s perspective to see the world from a different place, I think.😊

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  2. Sadje, you have had so many wonderful experiences. However, I bet for you that vacations are not just about travel. My friend Carol and her quilting friends go to the mountains once a year – it’s a close drive – and they quilt and chat and cook and giggle. I think your vacations at home with your grandparents are some of the most valuable and grounding experiences that you have had. The other wonderful thing is spending time with your daughter. It wouldn’t matter where you were, but the fact that you were together and learning something new, not doing routine things made it very special for you. Thanks again for contributing your experiences to WQWWC. Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

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    1. You’re spot on Marsha. I love the sort of free time one spends with friends or family where there are no plans, just chilling time. Thanks for another wonderful prompt.

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  3. There have been many wonderful vacations with my husband over our lives together. One family vacation that really stands out is when we went to Calgary with our daughter to go to a horse competition. she absolutely enjoyed it.
    We know usually do a couples holiday every year. One year there is a group of 6 of us that do Cuba. The following year we go away with another couple.
    Vacations for the last two years have been on hold. We are hoping to travel the group of 6 somewhere for New Year’s this year.

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  4. We would visit family on our vacations, I have only been on a handful of trips that didn’t. One of my favorite ones was a trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota when my sister turned 30, a girls only trip to shop til we dropped! 🛍

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