Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Back yard" vacation

My folks were always great at planning vacations that led us to our own 'backyard'. 
Not our literal backyard. But our 'country of resident' backyard. 
Like living in Los Angeles and going to Disneyland for the day...
In other words, a vacation that is more fun than just a day trip, but still isn't very far away.
A side-trip that all your visitors/company takes based on your advice. 
In this case, living just miles from the Taj Mahal. 
And finally remembering to go see it. 
Quite the vacation!

8 comments:

Sandra said...

wow on getting to SEE the Taj Mahai, it is beautiful and i have SEEN it on TV but that is all. really a cool vacation

Kathy said...

I think you were probably blessed and didn't know it until later. We never took a vacation when I was a kid! In fact, I have only taken two vacations as an adult! Real vacations, that is.

Thérèse said...

Children usually don't choose their backyard's location but later in life come to realize how awesome their parents were to show them what was in the perimeter space...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The Taj Mahal, much like Disneyland, from a visitor's perspective, is a lot more crowded these days

altadenahiker said...

You may have seen the Taj Mahal, but I've been to Knott's Berry Farm.

Banjo52 said...

And I've been to Dexter City and Sarahsville and Mt. Ephraim!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Oh, AH, my parents took me to Knotts Berry Farm back when it was still a Berry Farm!
"In the early to mid-1960s, the park was visited more by "locals" than tourists. Children fortunate enough to have grown up in the area may still recall..."

Banjomyn, what can I say? Why would we visit those places???

Banjo52 said...

Mostly I'm just being a nuisance. On the other hand, isn't the U.S. now 70% urban/suburban? (80%?).

So you go to the Sarahsvilles to wonder about the exotics . . . the likes of whom used to be 70% of the population (1930s?). So, if I'm remembering correctly, a complete reversal in lifestyle (and character?) in about one lifetime of 70-80 years. Even if my figures are little off, I find that general idea fascinating and I wonder what all it might imply.