Summer vacation 2012 (insert yawn)

We’re not doing the whole “vacation thing” this summer.  My lovely bride and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary in the summer of 2013 in beautiful (wait for it) Hawaii!! I know that most (if not all) of my avid female readers are probably (as you read this) exclaiming at the top of their lungs BUT RICH!?!?  EVERYDAY WITH YOU IS A HOLIDAY!!” To which I reply..”yes…yes it is.”  But until then I’m offering up some free advice from the vast, varied and totally cool RIPLEY INDUSTRIES LIBRARY OF KNOWLEDGE. Anyone without a clue as to how to take a respectable vacation can benefit from this sage (and free I might add) advice.  It goes as follows:

Pack up the family!

Do funny stuff!!

Reconnect with family (or friends). Notice that I seem to be the only one “connecting” here?

Get as close as you can to cool stuff. (only three more fences to go!)

Try to get along with each other.

Hug a little more often. (road weary in Georgia)

Share the hotel bathroom. (Four women and one guy….I got two minutes a day)

Rub elbows with the locals.

Wanna look thinner? Wear big swimming trunks and stand in front of the ocean. (actually the Gulf of Mexico)

Observe local laws and warnings. (at a Florida rest area at 4 AM)

It’s important to start off your vacation with the proper tunes, so here’s a tune from the ’80’s to get you started.

Good luck and happy trails my friends! 


4 thoughts on “Summer vacation 2012 (insert yawn)

  1. Ha ha ha! Nothing like a trip to Wallyworld to put it all in perspective :). Congrats on the milestone of 25 years (next year) and having something that fabulous to look forward to!!

    Love the new look & Pictures 🙂 You’ve done it … woo hoo!!

  2. Hi Rich,

    Really cool site. The new format is very appealing and easy to view. The pasture photo at the top is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us. We are not bloggers, as you have figured out. Hardly have time to get through all the news websites, etc. but we enjoy hearing from you from time to time.

    Take care……Uncle Dave and Aunt Gwen

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