I remember many of the vacations my family took.
First, there was the cross-country journey from Fort Riley, Kansas to Tucson, Arizona to visit my grandmother. The highlight of the trip was a stop at the Grand Canyon, but along the way I remember the old black Chevy Impala huffing and puffing to make up the mountains, and quitting half way. Steam is pouring from beneath the hood, so stop, remove the radiator cap with a handkerchief, while keeping your face turned away from the spewing boiling water, add some water and let the engine cool. While dad worked on the car, mom broke out the picnic basket and the kids ate bologna sandwiches and drank coke out of a 2 liter bottle. Back in the car, the kids entertained themselves spotting license plates from different states and Canada or Mexico.
There were other trips, a short ride to the Atlantic Ocean from Fort Dix, New Jersey, or a ride up to the Appalachian Trail in the Alleghenies from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. And by now you have figured out that my dad was in the military, that we moved often, that packing up and finding a new home was an adventure.
Eventually, we all settle down. My dad retired, I got married, and settled down to raise a family right here in Middle America.
But I still like to travel and vacation
And each summer, my family would repeat the vacation thing, traveling to the west coast, the northwest coast, the northeast coast, and points in between. There were no radiator problems, but an occasional flat tire, made for a hiccup or two in the trip. The kids are now grown, and vacations mean trips to Colorado and Texas where they live, or get togethers in at a National Park. It is fun to vacation, but there is no place like home.
Robyns Lake House
For this reason, Traditions Home has created Robyns Lake House, a home away from home, where you don't have to leave home to get away. Discover the things we like, shop for gifts, art, lighting, rugs, and more, and have a little fun at our imaginary lake house.