Some dream of lounging. Some dream of sleeping. And some dream of a vacation that knows no bounds—a flat-out, over-the-top, “cup-runneth-over” kind of trip.
I have to confess that our family vacation style might irritate those who aren’t the “Type A” vacation personality type. Like when we choose to pay vacation funds to sweat out an 11-mile bike ride in 92 degree heat...with an eight-month-pregnant mama who is still in better shape than most of us leading the way. (Ok, I must confess that her husband and father impounded her bike for the last two miles!)
We took a family swim off the rented pontoon boat. We could have just floated in inner tubes. But no; we all put on life jackets and swam from one shore to the other just to prove that we could.
We rented a beautiful mountainside cabin. It’s literally on the side of a hill. Most people on vacation would consider it a nice place to park themselves for a week and relax. Not us. Our family members are trying to figure out how to run and bike their way around.
Sick, you say? That would potentially be my diagnosis if I were reading this! However, I would dare to offer this defense: People who are extreme in one arena tend to be extreme in several!
I just love my family of "extremers." So Lynne, go ahead and post that picture of me on the water skiing trip. (Lynne, for those of you who do not know, helps edit and post our blog.) To be honest I have never been on skis my entire life. But I am truly proud to be associated with the "extremers" who do!
P.S.: There’s actually another “Type A” vacationer here! We found her doing push ups on a bench in front of the Smoky Mountains visitor center. I guess she needed to warm up before she ran around the park. We tried to get her picture but could not find the camera quickly enough. If we see her again, well try to get her name. OK?