Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vacationing Vicariously


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This summer I am vacationing vicariously through the news.
I can't afford to actually go but still love to pick and choose.
After watching the LA Red Bull Soapbox Derby on TV
I wondered what other odd events were out there to see.
Beyond the redneck games and cultural festivals we know,
what other fabulous places have sprung up that I should go?

The first place I discovered which I would like to explore,
is a pinball museum built north of me on the shore.
From there I'd like to fly to see the beer bottle temple.
I think staring at it would be a moment quite special.
I've decided to skip the luxurious Nazi Beach Resort.
Ask why and, "I've got enough bad dreams" will be my retort.

For my grand finale I'd like a week aboard my dream:
a Tropical Island Mega Yacht that's fit for a queen.
So far, they've only actually made a prototype
but I'm sure it's first sail will be worth all the hype.
I hope the boat will take us to an underwater party.
Trying out all of that would make my summer fun hearty!

© Rachel Hoyt 2011.  All rights reserved.


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40 comments:

  1. I'll vacation vicariously with you,
    There's nothing much else for me to

    I can't afford an actual trip,
    Or even cocktails to simply sip

    But dreaming is free
    And almost as fun
    So let's pretend
    We're sitting in the sun

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  2. Vicarious vacations rock! Affordable, no sunburn, no mosquitoes, no hours of highway traffic.

    I've got a bunch of pictures in my DeviantArt gallery (BuddhaRocks - there's a link on my main blog) if you want to see some of the places in Michigan.

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  3. Please don't hold it against me that I can't rhyme my comments. Coming here is my little break so a mid day holiday. Thanks for the smile.

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  4. I loved your vicarious vacation...the pinball museum and beer bottle temple sound like fun! But the mega yacht? It sounds divine!

    Thank you for the smiles :)

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  5. Loved it! Sounds like the perfect way to vaction for me :)

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  6. I love the idea of the dream vacation too~

    Enjoyable read~

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  7. It's funny. I stumbled across pictures of that pinball museum the other day, looking for images for a post I'm planning. I love pinball. I would love to see that museum.

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  8. beautiful word play.
    humor never fails as a treat.
    Happy Rally.

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  9. Charming write, in our minds and creativity we can go anywhere! ~ Rose

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  10. mmmm BEEEEER!!!!

    nice Rachel

    A

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  11. Am curious to see where your vacationing will take me....

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  12. What fun way of wanting to spend summer!

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-am-not-photographerron-is.html

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  13. Wonderful! I would agree with you on the Nazi beach resort, don't think that would be very enjoyable! Thanks for the read!

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  14. Thank you for all the LOVELY comments everyone!!! :)

    @Tricia - Mmmm, that cocktail you made is super yummy. I'm glad we found somewhere to sit that's sunny. :)

    @Eric - So true! There's never any annoying bugs or traffic when vacationing vicariously... just loads and loads of fun things to see. :)

    @Brenda - No need to rhyme your comment, my dear. Glad you left a non rhyming one despite some fear. :)

    @Bec Owen - I really may neeed to go visit that pinball museum. I LOVE playing pinball. :)

    @Jessica M - I'm glad you enjoyed it and smiled for a bit. :)

    @Heaven - Who doesn't want a dream vacation?! I wish I could take one every day... oh wait, I can! :)

    @Bryan - Let's take a pinball vacation! :)

    @ayala - Thanks!

    @Jingle - I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. :)

    @C Rose - Creativity is definitely a powerful thing!

    @Alejandro - Cheers!

    @Savira - Hmmmmm... to the wife carrying championships? You can spectate if your husband doesn't want to compete. :)

    @Mama Zen - Thanks for visiting!

    @Jan - thank you!

    @Chim - I'm glad you enjoyed my word play. Have a great day!

    @Rimly - Ah, the dreams... :)

    @Kate - I've already had one friend vote FOR the nazi beach resort... probably an inexpensive place for a big group to get together, he says. LOL.

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  15. much fun! definitely brought a smile

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  16. my dream vacation is always next year, I live in hope ....sometime just exploring what's on your doorstep is eye opening ....thanks f9or as always making me smile x

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  17. Mah-va-las! This is very entertaining. Well done!

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  18. haha WOW that yacht is amazing
    Had a fun time just gazing
    Imagine what that thing cost to make
    A trip on that be fun to take
    But yeah I'm with you
    Going vicariously too

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  19. how cool would an under water party be, probably a bit more fun than the soap box derby, beer bottle temple,are they all empty? what fun would that be?

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  20. Simply awesome..and i had my trip reading yours :)

    Alcina

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  21. @Blossom - So glad I could make you smile for a while. :)

    @kez - Yep. I have one vacation I've been planning and replanning for six years now. I sure hope the money comes together soon! :)

    @Marbles in My Pocket - Aw... your comment reminds me of a friend who liked to say, "Mah-va-lous. Simply mah-va-lous." all the time.

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  22. @booguloo - Thank you! (And, thanks for making your name easy to rhyme with. Hehe.)

    @Pat - That yacht got a big WOW from me. Oh how much fun it would be. :)

    @Brian - The soap box derby was SO MUCH FUN to see on TV. But, I missed it live, so let's hit up the under water party! :)

    @Alcana - I'm so glad you got a vacation while reading. I hope it was exactly what you were needing. :)

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  23. I like it B-) A dream vacation, literally! Very interesting and witty too.

    My Rally Poem ~ Vicissitude of thought

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  24. Sounds pretty darned fun, Rachel!

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  25. Clever poem and clever way to "travel."

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  26. I've done alot of my summer travel'in the same way - This was way too fun and cool - but you had to have made up the nazi beach resort, right?

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  27. @Leo - I like your smiley faced sunglasses dude. B-)

    @Kim - I'm glad you enjoyed the vacation! :)

    @Madeleine - I always enjoy being called clever. Feel free to stop by here whenever. :)

    @abthomas - I wish I made up the nazi beach resort... click the link. :)

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  28. Wish I was on this dream vacation too :) Sunny and cheery - thanks for the perfect summer images D

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  29. That is crazy, I love the idea you came up with of vacationing vicariously, it is really creative and almost everybody can relate.

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  30. @Clarice - Everyone whe reads gets to take this vacation. :)

    @jakeox - I'm glad you enjoyed the concept so much. Thank you!

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  31. @Clarice - Everyone whe reads gets to take this vacation. :)

    @jakeox - I'm glad you enjoyed the concept so much. Thank you!

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  32. I did so enjoy reading your poem. :) I promised myself I'd find the time to 'vacation vicariously.' Sounds like a wonderful idea.

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  33. Never really wanted to visit the US but you make me think about it ;-) but we are just back from a trip to see my grandma (nearly 2000 miles in the car I never go on holiday ever again lol)

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  34. I love quirky places too and I am with you no funds for an actual vacation so we'll just have to dream and create landscapes with our words

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  35. @poeformology - You should definitely try it! I mean... hopefully you did while reading. :)

    @Bee at One - You should defiitely come visit the US! Though, a plane ride here won't be much better than that car trip. :)

    @mindlovemisery - I'm so glad we could dream a vacation together. Happy summer! :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...