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Friday, October 07, 2005

Whatever happened to the Simple Life?

We're leaving tomorrow for a week in Georgia, in the mountains, in a cabin. Sounds pretty simple, huh? This is the first year our schools have had a full week for Fall Break. We couldn't decide what we wanted to do. Initially, we wanted to go to St. George Island, FL. But, with hurricane season still in full swing, we decided against that plan since we were making reservations back in July. A lot can happen (and has happened!) on the Gulf Coast in that amount of time. We thought about going home to Louisiana but I wanted to go home at Christmas. It's a 14 hour drive (have to drive . . have to take the dog). No one wanted to drive 14 hours there and 14 hours back in October and again in December. Good thing we decided against that because they still don't have electricity in most of Lake Charles. What about trout fishing in north GA? YES! Vince and Chad love to trout fish so I found a cabin that allows dogs, has a hot tub, has a pool table, satellite TV, washer and dryer and .. has wireless internet. What more could you ask for? Maybe . . a larger vehicle! I have a Honda CRV which is large enough because 99.9% of the time, it's just me in the car. Not this trip! I'm trying to arrange everything and . . we have a problem! There's a crate for the dog, there's a Singer 301, there is a huge box with waders, there are 4 quilt tops cut out to be sewn. I could probably take 2 tops and still stay busy. There are 4 fishing poles, at least two tackle boxes. We all have clothes, Chad has a pillow and a blanket; Speck has a pillow because he will sit on my lap on the pillow, Speck has his quilt. Most of these things are required and they fit . . snuggly but they fit. Then, here's what I don't get and here's where I long for the simple life. There are three laptops, 2 Ipods, 2 cell phones AND a Blackberry, 2 digital cameras; Chad even has a set of speakers for his Ipod, cords and car chargers for all this stuff. Except for the laptops, none of this other "stuff" takes up a whole lot of room but why do we need it? We do NOT and next year, maybe we'll just break out the tent, the Coleman stove and go to a park. Leave behind all the electronics. Judy L.

4 Comments:

  • tent? tent???? but where would you sew?

    By Blogger Tonya R, at 10/08/2005 01:04:00 AM  

  • Judy,

    How funny! We do tend to complicate things with all of this techno stuff, don't we!

    Have an awesome time! Don't forget to relax and vegetate, once in awhile, OK!

    Will we hear from you? Pictures? Fish stories? Quilt tops?

    Darcie

    By Blogger Darcie, at 10/08/2005 10:31:00 AM  

  • Have fun! Everyone knows a vacation is nothing but more work for Mom, but I hope you get some relaxing time in once you get there. Jen

    By Blogger Scrapmaker, at 10/08/2005 10:56:00 AM  

  • Last year I bought a hand crank sewing machine....envisioning myself in the woods sewing to my hearts content. Well, it is very difficult sewing with one hand!! I hope you actually get some sewing done on this trip. Good luck.

    By Blogger Sewcatherine, at 10/10/2005 08:39:00 AM  

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