Friday, September 10, 2010
Vacation = Books (and Ice Cream)
I'm pretty sure that books and ice cream have been part of any vacation experience that our family has had. Whether it's a quick overnight getaway or a weeklong stay, being able to have some quiet time to read makes a trip feel like a vacation.
If we don't have television, then we get to indulge in more reading than we usually would in the evenings. It was our quick vacation at the beginning of August that finally kick-started my summer reading after a couple months of lackluster results.
If we are exploring a small town, we don't ever pass by the bookstores. Even though "you can shop at home," as my dear old dad says, we don't always shop at home, and browsing in a bookstore isn't really shopping, it's enjoying the slow pace of vacation.
Local ice cream shops are also never to be missed.
While we vacationed in New Hampshire for a few days after picking up Amanda at camp, we experienced each of these vacation must-dos in spades. We browsed a couple of bookstores, and ate ice cream several times. A stand-out was the dairy-fresh Walpole Creamery. Although it's not as good as our own dairy-fresh ice cream, it's apparently a New Hampshire institution.
What do you always do on vacation?