Last week I went on a real vacation with my family. It’s the first real vacation trip I’ve taken since I entering the community. I mean, during the last six summers I visited home and we took a small day trips to places like Galena and Eagle Point Park. (I love Dubuque!)
But this year, I had a REAL vacation. It came courtesy of my newly-retired father, whose school had given him a trip to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a gift for his years of service. My parents were nice enough to ask if MacKenzie and I wanted to go along.
Our first stop was South Bend. (If you are a regular reader, you know I was already there for work this summer, but hey. This was my dad’s trip.)
You’re probably thinking Dad stopped there to tour Notre Dame. (He is a deacon, after all.) But nope! We went to the Studebaker Museum! (There really is one!) We also went to a history museum and to the Oliver House (Oliver Tractors).
This vacation was a wonderful family time, filled with new experiences, laughs and fun. Looking back on it, it’s amazing what interesting and fabulous things are right in front of us … or at least within a few hours’ drive.
As always, though, I was glad to get home and sleep in my own bed. I’m also glad to be back at school. The kids aren’t there yet, of course, but I have started to clean and sort through things for the incoming class. Also I need to finish up a big project for school as well as home. I hope to share that with you soon! 🙂