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Going Away for a Vacation: My dream vacation - what I would do for a vacation if I could get away for a few months.
Posted by Douglas, Sep 14, 2008. 2022 views. ID = 1709

Going Away for a Vacation

Posted by Douglas, Sep 14, 2008. 2022 views. ID = 1709
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Each summer I spend most of July and August traveling around the state of Maine as a camp pastor. My job is to teach Bible lessons to children and teenagers each day. It's an enjoyable way to spend my summer, but by the time camping season is over, I'm usually pretty tired, and ready to be done.

When I returned home in mid-August this summer, people at my church asked me which camp I was going to next. My answer was, "None! I'm on vacation now!"

To which everyone replied, "Oh, where are you going for your vacation?"

Going? I wasn't going anywhere! After nearly two months away, just being at home was all the vacation I wanted!

Someday, though, I would like to do this for a vacation: I would like to just drop everything for a few months and travel around the country. I would climb at least one mountain in every state, and I would write a book about the experience.

Which is, of course, how I would pay for my vacation, so I expect you all to buy a copy.

Thank you for your support.

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Josiah T.
Sep 14, 2008
Bravo! Bravo! :D
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Sep 14, 2008

Sylvan Sylph
Sep 14, 2008
This sounds like a great vacation. I just have one small problem to point out. There are some states in which you're going to have a really hard time finding something to climb that you'd actually call a mountain. :)
   ~Posted by Sylvan Sylph, Sep 14, 2008

Sep 14, 2008
I'll have a special chapter in my book for dissing those states, and I'll do extra hikes in some of the other states to make up for them. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Sep 14, 2008

Sep 14, 2008
You could always climb the highest point in each state. Alaska's Denali (20,000+ ft) would more than make up for Florida's Britton Hill (345 ft). :)
   ~Posted by Lynnde, Sep 14, 2008

Sep 15, 2008
Well, when I visit Alaska, my plan is to ride through Denali Park as close as I can to McKinley (Denali) and also to do a fly-over.

But I have a cousin who died on McKinley, so my family would all have fits if I even thought about climbing it. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Sep 15, 2008

Sep 15, 2008
Glad you realize that!!
   ~Posted by WOW, Sep 15, 2008

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