Vacation Memories

One place that I’ve been wanting to go just for a vacation is New York City. I’ve never had the cash to just kick back there, so it’s never been a vacation destination that’s within my reach but maybe if I check out the New York City tours from the Trusted Tours & Attractions online travel guides I could find something more within my price range? They offer pretty great prices on tickets for tours throughout the country in major tourist destinations. Actually, if you’re interested in winning a free $150 gift card from iTunes, just sign up for their eNewsletter by July 31st of this year – easy peasy.

Actually, come to think of it, even when we do have vacation money we never go to the East coast. It’s more like going home for us, if I go on vacation in the U.S. it’s almost always in Southern California. We used to regularly visit my step sister and stay with her — in Oceanside, in L.A., in Burbank and San Diego. I think Oceanside was my favorite but one of the few that I remember clearly was the year we tried in vain to come up withthings to do in San Francisco, lol. San Fran is very much a community type place, and we had the worst time trying to come up with wreckless fun to have in what’s largely suburban territory. Oceanside has been the best so far, come to think of it.

Vacation Memories

I haven’t been on vacation in a super long time, mostly because of the fact that all of the money I’ve got goes right to feeding and clothing, and paying bills, etc., and I doubt I’ll go on another vacation anytime soon, but if I were there’s only one place I’d want to go, and that’s home to Los Angeles ( well, home is Anaheim, but we did live in L.A. for quite a long stretch ). The last time I was there was when my family decided to visit my sister Tina and her husband in their brand new house, and it was a blast even though we stayed in most of the time.

Of course, we hit the Southern California vacation spots: to Anaheim for Disneyland, Knotts and shopping – to San Diego for Sea World and the gorgeous Zoo, which was a highlight. Then we headed down to Tiajuana back when it was easy to leave the country for a bit just to party. But what made it memorable was it was one of the only vacations I’d ever taken where my stepsis and I had really bonded. We went out dancing ( swing dancing ), we went shopping, we just hung out, vegged and watched TV and did mini golf and all of the things that families are supposed to do but we never had in our family.

Before we left for home, we hit Vegas with Tine (without her fam) which we haven’t done in, well..ever. If you’re looking for insanely fun things to do in Las Vegas, you should definately consider the more ‘old skool’ casinos if you can find any, but if you can’t, then check out Madame Tussauds – their Jack Sparrow is scary realistic!

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Sal Paradise and Me

Ahh, you don’t even know how much I want to go RVing around like Mickey Mouse, lol. Well, granted his was a trailer, but still. Laota and I are always talking about how, if we could get an RV for a decent price, we’d probably live in it but most people, I’m sure, would look into buy an RV or Motorhome for vacationing. What we’re looking for are used RVs, something that maybe has a working bathroom, but that’s not a must. Just something we can afford that we can pack our few belongings into and drive off into the sunset. Or unrise. Or something, lol. We’ll likely check out RVs.com for that kind of thing, just because I like how un-complicated it is.

Going West is a dream of ours. Laota was born in Orange County, California, and I was born up by the border in Washington state, so we’re not really used to the midwest. Plus my mom was a band promotion agent for a long time, so we lived in tour busses and wagon trains of cars, from one truckstop to the next, Stucky’s after Stucky’s, and I don’t think I ever got over that. I love being on the road, I’d live halfway between Los Angeles and Vegas if I could. Sal Paradise had the right idea.