As I write this, the temperatures have been sub-zero. It’s pretty cold out and it’s probably lucky most schools had off for MLK Day, or there might have been some snow days used.
It’s that cold.
When wind chills approach -25 or worse, it’s safe to say one shouldn’t be outside for the heck of it.
It also makes you start thinking of warmth and fun. The time when it’s a little more lazy and carefree.
As kids, summer vacation is incredibly awesome. A summer off to have fun. Sure, once you hit your mid-teens, you might have a job. But even then, hours are often limited.
As adults, most of us don’t have the luxury of having summer vacation. Even some of us who work in the educational field are still 12-month employees.
So the summer is about plotting strategic vacation plans.
For me, it usually is based on baseball. When I take my vacations in the summer, I like to travel a bit, but it’s always centered on baseball. Sure, there are other things to do — and I do try and do them — but the crux is baseball and seeing new stadiums and areas.
It’s just how I like it.
When I’m at a baseball park I can lose myself in the game. I’m a nerd for the game in that I keep a scorebook and look at prospect guides and try and figure nuances. I always try a hot dog at a new stadium and, when applicable, I will try the stadium’s signature food item.
To me, it’s a perfect setting. The warmth of a summer night and nothing but the sport in front of me.
How about your summer vacation?
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