Planning a Trip-cation is one of the most complicated things when you are a collector of all things living: like me. The difficulty – as Nick always points out to me – with traveling and hobby farming – is we’re not just packing up and skipping town for a week. We need to find responsible people who are willing to take up the challenge of watering acres of plants and caring for livestock. After we secured a cheap (payments in 6-packs and coozies only, if you please) pup-sitter (thank you, Ron) – we were off to find someone to watch and water the rest of the Funny Farm lot. Thankfully – the lovely ladies at Penny’s Petals (thanks Jen and Casey) came through – as always – and offered to take care of our garden, flowerbeds, hanging plants, house plants and, of course, the goats …
With everyone situated and in responsible hands – Nick and I piled into the VW – bright and early on Saturday morning. Our intended plan was to head down to OBX via two days with a one night stop-over in Norfolk, VA. We figured it would allow for more opportunities to stop and sight see on the way. Lucky for us – Nick’s knack for planning came through for us again. After a much-needed detour to the Waffle House in Odessa, DE (my father’s penchant for greasy breakfast food on vacation – is also very much instilled in me) – we continued steadfastly on Rt.13. We weren’t even 3 hours into our trip – before we were boxed in (at a traffic light) by two VERY impressive classic cars.
Ford Fairlane – “Georgia Peach”
I finally have a moment to sit down and blog. It’s been (as always) a hectic couple of weeks – but I finally have had some time to go through our vacation photos.
As a child (and teen) Nick and his family have taken their annual family vacation to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. As a child, myself, I was alway super envious of large families that took vacations together. Though I have a ridiculous amount of fond vacation memories with my mom and dad (I’m an only child) – I always secretly hoped that we could take an extended family trip to Disney or a cruise to an exotic locale. We talked about it – every Easter and Thanksgiving – but it never came to fruition. Time went on, awesome “trips” were to be had but an extended family vacation was never taken.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Selfie
That’s why – when Nick’s (awesome) parents gave us a week vacation with the family in the Outer Banks for Christmas – my feelings were conflicted. Positive Side – I FINALLY was getting my extended family vacation – with Nick’s amazing family and was super stoked. BUT NOT SO POSITIVE SIDE – as Nick pointed out – it was going to be a (vacation* ) not a (trip*). Sitting on the beach – all day – in the hot sun – doing nothing – made me a little apprehensive. Unfortunately for my husband I’m a walking, talking paradox. I love the outdoors, nature, sitting around and reading. I love munching on snacks and snoozing on the couch. BUT – I’m not a fan of doing that on vacation. Oddly enough – I’ve always been “get up and go” kinda girl when I go away. I suppose my folks are to thank for that little trait. From the time I could walk – we were “on the go” every summer. Disney, Hershey, Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Fredricksburg, Gettysburg (The F.V), Waterloo Village, New Hope, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Busch Gardens … the list goes on and on. There wasn’t a summer or “trip” we took where I didn’t see a museum, battlefield, amusement park, castle, or historical village. Exhausting – well … now that I think about it – yes. It must have been – ridiculously tiresome for my parents. But – my father – well he loved it and I loved it – knowing he loved it. He instilled the go, go, go vacationing fever in me – and for all it’s worth – I just can’t shake it. So Nick being the most amazingly understanding man alive and feeding his never-ending Libra need to create “balance” gave me my first (of I’m sure many) of the most memorable trip-cations I’ve ever had!!!!
Stay Tuned for:
- The Frost’s Take a Trip-cation: Impromptu Delaware Car Show
- The Frost’s Take a Trip-cation: Chesapeake Bay Crossing/Almshouse Farm at Machipongo
- The Frost’s Take a Trip-cation:Currituck Heritage Park/Arthur WHO?!?!
**Trip – (according to the Sage Nicholas J Frost) – an experience in which one travels and engages in many activities such as sightseeing, tours, day trips etc
**Vacation (once again according to the Sage Nicholas J Frost) – an experience in which one travels with the sole intention of resting and relaxation