Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Boys Gone Natural
The boys are somewhere up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Well, I assume they are there. I did get one phone call from Scotty that he and his two buddies had arrived. I don’t think they are partying with the Girls Gone Wild tour. They are probably trying to keep Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo from stealing their picanick basket. They are camping.
I remember how much fun spring break was when I was a kid. We didn’t go on any fancy trips like some kids do now to Cancun or New York City. We just hung around the house playing board games and pestering our parents for some excitement while the teachers went to their annual statewide meeting. That didn’t seem fair that they were busy learning new ways to make our lives more difficult when we returned to school.
Taking off is highly underappreciated with Americans vacationing far less than those enlightened Europeans who take the whole month of August off. I don’t see much benefit in all of our industriousness. The “Man” is still sending our jobs off to India, China and Dubai.
So, here’s to goofing off, taking off, road trips, vacationing and playing hooky.