Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Scenes from a Vacation


Six suitcases, neatly lined in a row.

Six SIGGs filled with organic lemonade for the 4 hour car ride.

One jar of organic, locally roasted and produced toffee peanut butter.

One box of HFCS-free, organic crackers.

Fresh, handpicked blueberries.

Homemade cookies.

Football, poker chips, boogie boards, sand buckets, umbrella, golf clubs, five iPods, an entire bag of library books, countless DVDs, books, one holey and yet well loved "blankie", three pillows for sleepy pre-teens and a bottle of motrin for the parents.

Two home canned jars of blueberry cherry nutmeg preserves - a gift for grandma.

Tires on mini-van inflated to proper PSI, air-filter cleaned, oil changed - all crucial for excellent gas mileage according to the eco 'burban dad.

We're outta here! Off to Grandma's summer house on Lake Michigan. Sand. Waves. A 130 bluff (scary!). Seeing the stars free of the city lights. A tree house. Bald eagles nesting in the trees. Deer. Maybe some bears. Definitely some raccoons, owls, possums hanging upside down from trees, Petosky stones, skipping rocks and chopping wood.

Vacation. See ya. And yes, the picture is real.

10 comments:

Heather @ SGF said...

Have a wonderful time!

Mo said...

We just got back from our long driving vacation and I am afraid we weren't nearly as "green". You have motivated me to do much better next time! Have fun.

Green Bean said...

Have an awesome time. Last fling before school!

Beany said...

Have a good trip!

Chile said...

Hope the trip is as splendid as the planning!

Bobbi said...

Have fun! Looks like a great trip. I am putting my fingers in my ears so I don't hear the words "back to school." I am not ready for homework - the 11th grader's (college approaches)and the college junior who's off to Germany for a semester (will she study or tour the country?). But I'm relaxing just looking at that photo. Ommmm...

Greener Grass Notes, Inc. said...

Sounds like a really fun time. Be safe and happy travels!

MamaBird said...

Sounds perfect! Have a great time.

Joan said...

I just got home and wasn't as green as I could be. I love my SIGG!

Joyce said...

Oh, Petosky stones and sand dunes- can I come?