Remember the days

when vacations were fun

Time off work

and we were on the run

Traveling as far as

our imaginations could reach

To the mountains

ride the train

and fun times at the beach

Coming home exhausted

and ready for a rest

Back to work on Monday

Vacations were the best!

I took this photo in 1976, when one of my students, Sharon Ulrich, won the My America contest for the state of Virginia. It included a week long trip across the state of Pennsylvania, stopping to visit all the historic sites. It included her parents and her teacher (me) and winner representatives for each state. By the time we got to Lancaster County, to ride the Strasburg Railroad, many of the folks were worn out and needed a rest… as you can see in the photo!

50 thoughts on “Vacations

  1. Dwight, charming photo, and meaningful poem with its memories of yesteryear. When I was in seventh grade, we had a field trip to Zoorama that used to be in New Market, Virginia. I was wearing my Sunday dress. My friends and I took it upon ourselves to ride the donkeys! I don’t think our initiative was appreciated. πŸ™‚

    Years later, I took my sixth-grade class to the Miccosukee Reservation where they were selling drinks on the honor system. The student I had put in charge of collecting money gave $100 worth of drinks away. Later, my principal got a call from the reservation… Karma! πŸ™‚

    Thank you, Dwight, for reminding me of these field trips! ❀

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