What I Did On My Summer Vacation Blogfest!

First, I want to thank Michael for hosting this blogfest. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else did during the summer months.

I, unfortunately, did not travel to any exotic locations over the summer due to lack of funding despite the fact that I logged 2700 hours at my day job during the season (I'm asking Santa for a raise this year).

That's not to say my summer wasn't a productive one. From June 21st through September 22nd I read twenty books, wrote four short stories and five flash fiction pieces. I posted to the blog 25 times, including four blogfests and three book reviews. I also celebrated my one year blogoversary and have been doing some heavy volunteering for my daughter's softball league (Go Hurricanes!).

We spent quite a few days at the newly renovated waterpark just up the road from us.

And I did manage to plan a day trip recently to a local orchard/winery/petting zoo where I sampled the spiced apple wine and the kids got licked by goats (Ewww). So we all had a great time!

That sums up my summer “staycation”.

What was your favorite part of summer?


Rogue Mutt said...

Spiced apple wine sounds good right now.

Old Kitty said...

And a most productive and amazing and creative staycation it was too! Yay for you! Take care

Kittie Howard said...

Wow, you had a very productive summer! Twenty books - I'm in awe of how you manage your time.

Crystal said...

Sounds great! I love petting zoos, even now as a grown-up... I didn't do too much this summer unfortunately, but I did manage to get in a few walks on the beach and swimming.

Stephanie said...

Sounds a lot like my summer..though we did manage 6 days away and went to Virginia beach.

Danette said...

Hearing on the Staycation. We had a little glamping trip but my summer was all about working. meh... Summer is always great as far as I am concerned though. Glad you participated!

Hart Johnson said...

You actually sent me reaching for my calculator with that 2700 hours of work thing. GAH! But yes, YAY for apple wine and water parks. I could have used more of both!

Nicki Elson said...

Orchard/Winery/Petting Zoo sounds like a winning combination! Give the kiddies something to do while mommy and daddy sip the wine. How was that apple stuff?

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like you had a busy summer!

Great pictures. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

I'm with Rogue Mutt... With this damp, cold day in Chicago, summer is a far off dream.

What a fun water park and so close to home... perfect!

The orchard looks lovely. Kentucky really is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing Lisa.

erica and christy said...

If my kids see those pictures, they will pester you to adopt them. So I'll congratulate you now and pretend I never saw those pictures. :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, I beg otherwise, Lisa! You traveled to 21 different worlds and me more people than I did! Aren't books wonderful routes to escaping?

Happy Friday!


Jennifer Groepl said...

Yum. Spiced apple wine.

L'Aussie said...

Hi Lisa. Bit different from mine but I'm always fascinated by what others get up to. That waterpark looks inviting for a hot summer's day.


Donna Hole said...

I'm jealous of all the books you got to read. I'm hoping to take a blogging/writing break during November - when everyone else is vigorously workin through NaNo projects - to do nothing but read books. I miss it.

That cider wine sounds delicious.


Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like a productive and relaxing staycation.

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