I’m still not feeling like writing an awful lot, this case of Juls got the funk is lasting a little longer than normal. Hopefully normal service will resume shortly. I figured it would be bad if I missed my own challenge though, so here goes.
This week Deborah gave Mama and I the theme of Memories of a Childhood Vacation. When we were younger my sister and I were lucky enough to go on many vacations, some I remember bits of, some not so much. I classed vacation as the two summer months off school and skipped out with delight on the last day knowing there was no more learning for at least seven weeks.
I have many memories of summer vacations riding around in the back of trailers perilously stacked with bales of hay, hanging off the back of a tractor which a baler munching along behind me, playing tennis on the open air courts or walking 5 minutes down the road and spending the day on the beach.
Some of the best memories I have are when my Dad used to give us old tubes from tractor tyres. Sometimes it would be the small ones, sometimes the huge ones from the back. I am sure we looked a funny sight rolling them all the way down to the seafront.
However if you got to carried away with your daydreaming, there was always a chance that you would float towards the rocks. I was told stories of there being rats and monsters there, hanging around the rubble that used to be an old Castle. One day on drifting too far I put my legs down to kick myself back to shore, and felt something wrap around them. I believe I started squealing like a banshee thinking I was going to be dragged below the surface to a watery grave, before actually having the sense to look down and realise it was seaweed, not the ten thousand tentacled octopus of my imagination.
When I made it to shore I rolled that tyre home as fast as my now knackered little legs would carry me. I gave myself such a fright, first with the seaweed and then thinking about the possibility of drifting out to sea, that I believe that was my last adventure on the tyre! But it was fun all the same, especially looking back on it now, from the safety of my chair :)
There is still today if you would like to join in with this challenege. To see who already has, check out the Cartoon Craziness Page!