June 12, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday

This meme is from Annie over at My Life As Annie So I'll do my best to reach back into my memory and recall the vacations of my childhood.

  • For the most part my dad liked to take us to the beach each year. When I was really young the whole family would get together and go. Talk about a crew. My grandparents, us-which consisted of mom, dad, me and sissy, auntie sue and her two daughters, uncle Dee and his wife Vickie and their two kids, AND dad's cousin Ronnie his wife Joyce and their 3 sons, grandma's sister Lena. There were years that we had so much and there were years that us kids had a ball but the adults couldn't get along! One year most went deep sea fishing (not me) and I was so thankful later when everyone came in and I found out so many of them had gotten sea sick!

  • There were a few years we went camping at Goosepoint instead of going to the beach. These vacations consisted of those above and grandma's brother his wife and their 3 kids.My fondest memories are the smell of coffee and bacon frying because my grandpa always woke up earlier than the rest of us and had breakfast ready when we arose. One year I remember someone broke into our camp and stold all of our food!

  • Also during my early teen years my auntie sue use to date a man who had a house boat up on Smith Mt Lake. There use to be Pepsi Water Slides and there was a celebration the 4th of July. My cousin Joanna and I snuck off the boat one year and snuck out to meet some fellas. We had a great time but did get busted. We never snuck off the boat again!!

  • When I was 16 I went with the youth group from my Christian school to Disney World. I had a ball. I have always wanted to take my family back there.

  • Later years of beach trips consist of my family and my mom and dad with my sister coming in a few days from her place in Myrtle Beach. I am hoping that my brother will be able to come next year but we shall see. My family has always been close and sometimes I tend to forget that until I began remembering those times together.:)

    annie said...

    Sounds like a lot of fun times!
    Thank you for sharing them.

    Penless Thoughts said...

    Thanks for sharing your vacation memories.

    Renee's Ramblings said...

    Neat vacations! I'll be back to see more of your blog. Have a great rest of the week!

    Sheryl said...

    What fun! Thanks for sharing your memories :)

    KC said...

    Those trips sound like so much fun. I love the big family get togethers just as much as I do just going with my crew. I really do hope that when my kids are grown we can all pick a spot and get all 4 kids together at the same time for a vacation, even if it is just a weekend away somewhere. Thanks for sharing these memories with us.

    Irritable Mother said...

    So you got busted for going off to meet some fellas? Bummer! :)
    Glad you learned your lesson!
    These are fun memories. Thakns for sharing.

    Joyful Days said...

    Great memories. It was fun to read!