Saturday, July 9, 2011

10 Things I've Learned So Far on Vacation...

1) Tennessee has lots of churches. In 90 minutes, we passed 1 Church of God, 1 Methodist church, 1 Lutheran, and 49 Baptist churches. All were along country roads. 

2) Eight lanes of bumper to bumper traffic and a sea of break lights on I-75 on a Friday evening rush hour through Atlanta is no where near as scary as I-75 through Cincinnati on any given day or time.

3) Sunny days and an ocean side condo with the beach right outside your window are not helpful when you are supposed to be writing.

4) Sunny days and an ocean side condo with the beach right outside your window is perfect for reading novels. Lots and lots of novels.

5) Always book the top floor of the condo. That way your upstairs neighbor who smokes and doesn’t use an ashtray won’t coat your deck with their cigarette ashes. Daily.

6) Dolphins are great fun to watch when the tide comes in.

7) Teenage daughters should always bring a friend on vacation.

8) Every meal in Georgia should include a Lipitor chaser.

9) The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a wonderful place to visit, but very, very crowded. We were packed in like sardines…

10) I love the coast. I may have to retire ocean side!  

15 comments:

weasel said...

Agree about the aquarium. Wasn't bad when it opened but got really crowded later in the day when we were there. Have you also seen the ones in Baltimore and Chicago? They're also very good but not as good as Atlanta.

Nora MacFarlane said...

I've not visited the aquariums in Baltimore or Chicago, but we have a very nice aquarium across the river from Cincinnati in Newport, Kentucky.

weasel said...

Yep, visited Newport aquarium several times. Guessed you had too. It is also a very good aquarium. My son is a bit of an aquarium connoisseur, so we have been to several.

Rena said...

LOL @ the Lipitor. That bad, huh? Sounds like you had a great time.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Yes, Rena! Everything is fried, creamed, or sauteed in butter. I'm not saying it isn't good -it's really good! Tomorrow we're going to Paula Deen's Lady and Sons for lunch. When we get back home, I'm going to have to eat vegetarian for weeks to counteract all the cholesterol I've consumed!

Tara said...

My mother was born in Tennessee, but I never had the privilege to visit. Not surprised to hear about the proliferation of churches!

Enjoyed this post :)

Tara
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Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks, Tara!

Christina Lee said...

I'll have to retire with you !!!!

Marcia said...

Great list. #8 made me laugh.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds wonderful! I'd like to retire by the sea too. :)

Julie Musil said...

Ahhh, this sounds lovely! I hope you enjoyed your vacation AND all those books you read :D

Adrienne said...

Oh, how I'd love to retire by the sea! Sounds like a wonderful vacation.

out of the wordwork said...

Ah! Ocean, beach, books - my idea of a perfect vacation! And the thing about the teen daughter taking a friend? Yup - otherwise they just argue with their little brother the whole time. Did I say that happened at our last vacation? Or could you guess? :) Sounds like you had a fabulous time!
Nelsa

Kim Kasch said...

Oh my husband was on lipitor for a while - it did not agree with his body - but then the high cholesterol food shouldn't either ;)

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Gifted Intervention Specialist. Interesting, if I understand what that means.


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