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Word on the Street — July 19th thru July 23rd

July 25th, 2010 COMMENTS
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Word on the Street by Kevin Carty

Calgon Take Me Away!

This past week I took a little vacation time.  I worked on Monday and Tuesday and then took off for a few days of camping. Living in the Great Pacific Northwest offers us a lot of options as it relates to locations. You can do anything from true “survivalist” camping in the middle of nowhere . . . where you hike into a remote location that may have never been camped before . . . to camping in a “campground” that has showers and electricity. Something I refer to as “car camping.”

Since this was a family trip for my niece’s birthday, we opted for the “car camping”  option. Of course,  four 3-year olds and a 6-year old in tow had a lot to do with that decision. 🙂

Now, what in the world was I thinking of this being a “vacation”?! Anyone else who has attempted something similar can attest to what I mean.

Please understand. I had a great time! The weather was beautiful, we were right along a river in the middle of the forest, and we cooked great meals three times a day. But, as a parent, this is not exactly relaxing. From the time you wake up until the time the kids go down, you are running in 19 different directions always wondering where the kids are or where the kids are going as I’m sure many of you can relate!

At the end of the day, they all had fun and so did I to be honest (as tiring as it might have been). And I do appreciate that my kids in particular had a good time,this being their first camping excursion. They seemed to really appreciate their surroundings while out in the wilderness.

I look forward to getting back into the swing of things on Monday morning, and I look forward to a busy and profitable late summer and fall for us all.

Hope you had a great and restful weekend.

Be well!

–Kevin Carty

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