In the wide-world of vacations, there are beach people and there are mountain people.
I have always thought of myself as a mountain person.
Cabin-dwelling. Hiking. Maybe even throw in a little bit of canoeing or kayaking.
Maybe this mountain-love began with the old Harding University PEMM Club* spring break ski trips? Back then, we’d spend a week in Colorado, skiing our brains out and eating tons of pizza.
With that in mind … for the past few years my family has “suggested” a trip to the beach. The Outer Banks, NC. Or, in the local vernacular—OBX.
And now, I think the conversion is complete.
I am a beach person.
And as we settle into our rental unit, I trade in my work and home to-do lists for a vacation one:
1. Make coffee. (You can never go wrong with Dunkin’ Donuts.)
2. Feed the cat. (Confession: my wife usually does this one.)
4. Read. (Dust to Dust, a book my friend Andrew loaned to me.)
5. Walk and/or bike.
6. Tear a page out of my wife’s Sudoku book and pencil in a few numbers.
7. See a movie (that the kids like).
8. Watch the Olympics (even the diving and volleyball parts).
9. Repeat all of the above.
* The PEMM (P.E. majors and minors) Club—plus anyone else who wanted to go—used to take an annual trip to a Colorado ski resort. The trip leader was Dr. Karyl Bailey, the HU women’s volleyball coach.