Suburban Assault

Summer Vacation

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Sunrise - Last Day of Vacation

Well, my summer vacation came and went without much to write about. There were lots of variables that got in the way of a proper vacation or any kind of travel.

The first was money. Hotels and transportation for a family of 4 always seems to cost more than what’s available after several unexpected expenses this year – including auto repairs, vet bills, appliance replacement and various other household costs. Perhaps with a little better planning and better saving, we might get away next year.

Even if cost wasn’t a factor, there have been other issues that happened this year. Without getting into too much detail, we have a family member who is suffering from health problems and is requiring a significant life change, and our family is having to focus on that. In fact, a good portion of my time off was spent working to help facilitate some of that change.

Even so, my vacation wasn’t always that productive. We did manage to squeeze in a trip to the Perot and a few hours at the city pool. It was really nice spending more time with my family.

I also gave myself a goal to ride my bike every day, even if it was a short distance. I ended up riding 9 days in a row, totaling over 117 miles. Sure, it wasn’t any kind of Grand Tour, but it was enough to wind down and recharge.

Isn’t that what a vacation is truly about?

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Written by dickdavid

August 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Posted in DFW Cycling, General Cycling

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  1. I’m sorry your time was spent lifting heavy furniture :^( but, I appreciate every single thing you do :^)

    atomicmama68

    August 13, 2014 at 7:42 am


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