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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

V is for VACATION

With the Christmas holidays upon us, I'm feeling like I need a vacation!  This past year has been a difficult one and both of us just want it to be over so we can go away to someplace warm, relax with a good book, and breathe in some tropical sea air.  We're thinking Maui in May...apparently, it's a good month for seniors like us to go because there aren't any families with young children and the weather is usually just perfect.

Both of us have been to Hawaii before (Lorne twice to Oahu and I've been to Oahu and Maui each once.)  Back in 1995, I took my younger daughter to Maui and stayed at a resort called Papakea, right on the water with two pools, tennis court, putting greens, and lots of shade from the palm trees.  I rented a car and we went into Lahaina a couple of times and halfway around the island for a nice leisurely drive.  This time, we'd like to go up Haleakala to see the sun rise and maybe go to Hana.  I hear the drive is quite something.

Of course, we might change our mind as to our vacation destination, but one thing is for sure - we need a vacation! Here's a quick slideshow showing some of the places I've visited and where we'd like to vacation soon.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
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16 comments:

Powell River Books said...

We went to Hawaii last August. Not the best time of year, but it was still a wonderful trip. I love the warm water. We went to Honolulu because of a football game. I like Maui better. A lot more low key, at least the last time I was there. Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it. - Margy

Roger Owen Green said...

Got that Go-Go's video for vacation stuck in my head. Yes, enjoy!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Leslie, you both certainly deserve a vacation, I have never been to Hawaii, but you know my friend Barbara comes from there, would love to go. thank you for our Christmas card :-) take care xx

Carver said...

I can see why you too feel the need for a vacation. I hope you have a happy one whenever you take it.

mrsnesbitt said...

Agree - you certainly need a vacation. Deserve it even xxx

ewok1993 said...

a vacation seems just what the doctor ordered. i wish you'd go :)

Hildred said...

I hope all these wonderful plans work out for you and Lorne, and that you have a lovely relaxing time...

Hazel said...

Now that's a great V word. How could I not have thought of Vacation when that's all I often think of! Hope you have a great one very soon.

Hazel

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Soon it will be our summer, and we will have a vacation. hope the weather will heat up. Vroom we will go.

Gattina said...

Hawaï is a little far for me, but I love to go to the Red Sea in Egypt there it's always warm and sunny to interrupt the winter !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday team

Beth L said...

Love it - thanks for the mini-vacation just watching your slide show.

Joy said...

The music and sunset have put me in the mood for maui.

Marcy said...

A vacation sounds great, Hawaii even better!! Fun slide show

amarnaik.com said...

fun slide show. vacation is needed to recharge the body :)

Reader Wil said...

Lovely holiday destinations, Leslie!
Thank you for your comment.Last week I couldn't write on my blog as I was on holiday. I am back for a few days but have to organize a lot before leaving for Australia.
I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Wil, ABCW Team

Liz Hinds said...

Oh I'd love to go to Hawaii. Hope your trip comes off. Wishing you both a healthy 2014. xxx