I am all about today’s If Question, folks. Who wouldn’t be interested in vacationing, especially when today is Friday, a day when our minds start wandering towards relaxation. I’m just going to pretend I haven’t been so busy this week that I haven’t had time to think of how to spell relaxation, never mind what I would do with it. In fact, let’s all take a nice, deep breath and go to our happy places for a little while as we think about this week’s If Question:
If you had to vacation in one spot for the rest of your life, where would you choose?
This is tough. I have two possible answers and I’m having a hard time choosing between them.
On one hand, I have Oahu. Beautiful, beautiful beaches. The weather is perfect. And there’s this vibe that nothing can go wrong (as long as you don’t try to drive across the island during rush hour, which lasts pretty much all day). I could read, really, really relax, and drink beer. And have I mentioned how breathtakingly GORGEOUS Hawaii is? No? I could totally force myself to endure eight-hour plane ride to vacation in Oahu. (Because obviously the magic power of the If Question is supplying all the funding.)
On the other hand, while Oahu is…well, pretty much perfect…have I mentioned the eight-hour plane rides I’d have to endure? So the other choice I’m considering is Weirs Beach, New Hampshire on the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. I’m sure I’ve talked about it on the blog before, at least in passing. It’s where my family vacationed for several years while I was young. There’s a small sandy beach for the kids to play on, I don’t have to worry about anyone getting eaten by sharks, there’s the most wonderful boardwalk in all the world that has dozens of touristy shops with jewelry, tshirts, postcards and knick-knacks all on the cheap (but not chintzy). There’s plenty to do: bumper cars, arcades, water slides, miniature golf, go-karts, a train, boat rides, a doll museum, make-your-own sundaes… Oh and food. I might choose Weirs Beach on the food alone. Fried dough, ice cream, soft serve ice cream, french fries, cotton candy… you name it, they have it. And their weather isn’t too shabby either. We used to go the week before Labor Day. It was cool enough to need jeans and a sweatshirt in the morning. By noon, you were back in shorts and a t-shirt. What’s not to love about that?
It’s hard to pick between a couple’s paradise and a family’s ideal vacation spot. Ooh! Tamarack’s! With the world’s best clam strip sandwich! Weirs Beach wins. (Told you the food would win it!)