I Need a Vacation…By Marcella S. Meeks
I started traveling with my family in tow back in 1991 – before then, the only trips we took was visiting relatives or camping and to me, that wasn’t really traveling. Not in the sense I refer to as a real vacation.
After my divorce from my ex husband in 1991, I decided my kids and I would take a trip every year. And we did. They’re all grown now and rarely go with me anymore but now there are grand kids. And they travel with ma-maw everywhere. Some of the older ones grew up too, and now the younger grands go with me. We always have fun – it doesn’t matter if we go for two days, a week or two weeks – or longer. We always have a wonderful time. There is really no perfect trip but each one just gets better and better!
In October, the grandkids have a fall break coming up so we are planning on a little mini trip to Galveston – we’re taking our fishing gear so there will be plenty to keep us busy. There is a tropical storm brewing up out in the Atlantic right now but I don’t really think it will impact our trip too much.
I remember when I was a kid – we lived in Houston but every weekend we’d go to Galveston and fish the entire weekend. Mama loved to fish. My sisters and I spent our time chasing waves. Oh, what wonderful memories.
There have been several tropical depressions in the Atlantic basin the last few weeks but they moved on off and wasn’t a threat to the US coast. We’ll just have to wait and see how the weather is the week of our mini trip to the Gulf Coast.
We’ll go someplace else if the weather is too bad in October. I’ll keep you posted when and if we get to Galveston in a few weeks.
See you there…