Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday Thingers - travel, anyone!

Since we're past the Fourth of July and the summer season has officially started, what are your plans for the summer? Vacations, trips? Trips that involve reading? Reading plans? If you're going somewhere, do you do any reading to prepare? Do you read local literature as part of your trip? Have you thought about using the LT Local feature to help plan your book-buying?

Well, if it were a normal summer, I would be getting ready to go up to Breezy Point resort on Straight Lake in Osage, Minnesota. My family (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, & grandparents) have been spending a week at this cozy resort every summer for over 20 years. It's a great week - my aunt and I have an on-going challenge to see who can read the most books sitting on the beach. =)

However, since I've been married, I have a dilemma each year - my husband's birthday inevitably falls during the week we go to Minnesota. My husband works in the ice cream business, so he is not able to take a week off during his busiest time of the year, so I'm always torn between vacation with the fam, and birthday with the hubby. This year the decision was easy - my father-in-law, whose birthday is a day before my husband's, turns 60, and that is a big deal for him. So I'll be staying home to help celebrate his big day instead.

As far as reading plans, well, let's just say I have a lot of it to get done, and should get started! =)


sheistoofondofbooks said...

Have you read *The Big House* by George Howe Colt? One of my favorite books, about a family and their "summer home".

The *ice cream business* -- that sounds like a fun job!

Kathleen said...

Wow the same resort for over 20 years? I can't imagine lol! Sounds like a great tradition :)