We are planning to go away for a few days to a cottage near Algonquin Park. My husband is still using up holiday time and this trip will use up four days. I never thought that I would find taking holidays a chore, however, having one a month for the last four months or so is becoming a little tedious. Shakespeare once said, "If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work." Sigh!
Maybe I just need to go away for a longer time, to make it seem more like a holiday. With three days, you never really disconnect from work, house, kids etc. Plus you have to take a ton of "stuff" with you. If you go away for a month, let's say, you know that you will buy everything you need at your holiday place because you will use it up there. However, for three days, you decide that you don't want to spend time shopping and why buy a bag of sugar, for example, when you could just take some from home.
So it is, that we have a list of 43 items to pack before we even pack our clothes and our bedding. Of course we have to unpack all of this when we get home!! Nevertheless, I am not about to look a holiday pack horse in the mouth, so I am gearing up for four days and three nights of kayaking and hiking during the day and BBQing and cottage fires at night. I know there will also be a lot of mosquito swatting, massaging of aching limbs and "Oh Gee, we forgot to pack bandaids."
I even thought of buying hiking boots which were on sale at Sporting Life (50% off). However, I still looked like Rosie the Riveter in them, so I decided I'd wait until I do the Camino (if I ever do) for hiking boots.
The picture? Last year at Oxtongue Lake.
Have a great day!