This is the last week of my 2010-2011 academic year piano lesson schedule. As much as I love what I do, I will admit that I am looking forward to a reduced summer teaching load and more time: to write, to catch up on household projects, to simply BE.
But this afternoon one of my moms asked me if I had any travel plans for the summer. Sadly, I confessed that I don't. I would love to book a Caribbean cruise, lie on the beach in Florida, travel up to Mt. Hood for a visit with Pat, spend a few weeks in France. But travel costs money and I have none. I might be able to swing a trip up to Mt. Carmel, Illinois (population 8000) for Ag Days in August, but that's it. (Don't laugh! My mom and dad live in Mt. Carmel and I haven't seen them since Christmas. Also, my niece and nephew traditionally attend Ag Days and I haven't seen them since their dad's - my brother's - funeral. So I will be positively THRILLED if I make it to Ag Days.)
Anyway, since my travel plans are limited, I am hoping to live vicariously through you. Where are you going on vacation this summer? Where have you always wanted to go but have never been? What can you do to get there?
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