Ice Breaker – Vacation Plans

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question.  The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community.  I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments.  While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

For many, next weekend marks the beginning of summer.  People start traveling and taking time off from work to enjoy a break and to spend time with family and friends.  This week’s question will get you thinking about the summer ahead and will remind you of summer days of the past.

Question:  What are your vacation plans for this summer?  What’s one of the best vacations that you have ever experienced?

My Answer:  If you have been reading along for a little while, you’ll know our family is planning to go to Guatemala later this summer on a short-term missions trip to the village of Xenacoj.  Besides that, we are planning to take a swing through the Midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota) to visit my family who live in that area.  In between visits with family, we’re also hoping to hit one of the water parks in the Wisconsin Dells.

France Trip 2006-020

As for best vacations experienced, I would say that I really enjoyed the trip that Leanne and I took to France to celebrate our tenth anniversary.  We stayed in Paris for two days, the Louvre Valley for two days, the Bordeaux region for two days, near Marseilles for two days, and Lyon for two days.  It was wonderful to see the various sites of this beautiful country, and it was refreshing to spend uninterrupted time together with my bride.

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