'Okay, pretty much every time we go on a vacation we argue.
When my children were around seven and three-years-old, they were arguing as we wound around a loopy interstate bridge on I-285 in Atlanta during crazy traffic. One of them was so upset, he actually threw up. My husband and I were at our wits' end with each other, too, at that point. So I made an announcement: We were grounded from traveling for a year!
And we stayed home for the better part of a year.
But then... I sort of missed all that crammed-up together time. I missed the adventure of seeing new things or visiting old friends or reconnecting with family.
I un-grounded us. And we planned another trip!
I can't say that we will ever stop getting on each others' last nerve after a couple of days of being together 24/7, but I do want to commit to trying again. And again. And again!
Isn't that what family is about? Not giving up on each other? Spending time together? Even when it's not all roses and sunshine.
It was on one of those vacations, four years ago, that the idea for The Art of Rivers came to me. We were in St. Simons, Georgia. Soaked in history, it's a quaint seaside town with beautiful moss-covered old oaks. And it has a beach (my happy place)! I highly recommend visiting there if you are in the area. I'm sharing a few pics.
Do you have any fun vacation stories?
PS: My novel Tackling the Fields is discounted to 99 cents today on Amazon if you don't have it already!
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Under the Southern Sun
Janet W. Ferguson