It's Time For A Vacation
On August 6th I wrote a post titled, "Well, I Finally Found It". Over the last year I had described to the community the toxic work environment I was trapped in and how I had been searching for a new job.
The interesting part about all of this is, my new boss asked in my interview when I could start if I was selected for the position. I told him I would be on vacation the week of August 12th - 16th and could start on Monday August 19th. Even after telling him I would be on vacation I still got the job. I guess some things are just meant to be.
Anyway, it's been a little over a year since my wife and I have taken a vacation. So, tomorrow we will head to Corolla, N.C. for a week, Sunday to Sunday. Then, I will start my new job on August 20th. Pretty exciting times I think.
My oldest son was set to graduate from Army basic training last August 5th. So, my wife and I decided to make that our vacation by driving from Mechanicsville, Virginia to Lawton, Oklahoma and stop along the way and see some of America. I had taken a trip with my parents when I was twelve years old. We drove out to California and back. That was a trip that took 28 days. Riding on the back seat of 1970 Chrysler Newport was not my idea of fun, however, I guess I saw some pretty cool stuff.
I saw the arch in St Louis, Mt Rushmore and even saw Old Faithful erupt. We took a train ride to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado, went to Disneyland and saw Seaworld in California. On the ride back I even picked up a piece of tumbleweed in Texas that I kept in my room at home until I moved out of my parent's house.
Have a great week everyone!