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Little Vacation, Big Deal

by Nick Coons
Apr 28, 2004

This will be the first time in quite a while that I will be going on what I would consider a real vacation. Beginning Friday, we're going to be on our way up north. Our room is in Sedona, though we will be spending our time doing various activities in that entire region.

This vacation is a little different, however. We reserved our room over a month ago, we've been planning, preparing, and awaiting anxiously ever since. But in the past, we've always sort of just winged it (or would that be "wung it"?). For our last vacation, we left town during the weekend and just decided that we were going to stay somewhere else for a few days. It wasn't planned to this extent. If I recall correctly, everything that we decided to do was all off the top of our heads, and it was a lot of fun.

Of course, that was back in the days when I was a bit younger and work wasn't as time-consuming as it has recently become. The only way to make sure that I have a weekend available now is to plan for it to be that way, and then prepare for it so that time can't be sucked up by something else.

So this is sort of a weird feeling. With all of the anticipation and leading up to the event, this seems like much more of a "big deal" than it really is. In either case, I am looking forward to the time out, and the quiet atmosphere in which to write, hike, and take lots and lots of photographs.

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