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shrox
05-28-2010, 10:52 AM
I shall enjoy.

walfridson
05-28-2010, 11:04 AM
how?

Titus
05-28-2010, 12:33 PM
Vacations are overrated.

cresshead
05-28-2010, 12:36 PM
my whole life is a "holiday" :D

radams
05-29-2010, 07:49 AM
Since so many of us, haven't had a vacation in X# or years...says something not so good.

We all need time to spend with family and friends...as well as just for ourselves...this time helps to recharge our minds, heart and spirits...

And for those who can get away to other places and cultures...only broadens our experiences...and photos/textures to help us create even better...it helps us to image and dream up new designs and concepts.

We all need to take time...if not...then we loose out.

Cheers,

Philbert
05-29-2010, 08:54 AM
Closest I've had to a vacation in a long time was going to my cousin's wedding on the beach in Cape May, NJ a couple weeks ago. I was only there for one day and that night but it was great to see the beach again.

I think this is a great shot I got during the wedding.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4862/4614614477c0a60084dab.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4862/4614614477c0a60084dab.jpg)

Thomas M.
05-29-2010, 09:40 AM
A day on the beach, a surfboard beneath your feet, the rig in your hands and a friend next to you is more than I dare to wish. But sometimes these dreams come through ...

Andrewstopheles
05-29-2010, 10:05 AM
The only vacation I've had in the last 10 years was to go to my grandmother's funeral. There's definitely something wrong with my life.

Hopper
05-29-2010, 10:47 AM
Bah .. I get a vacation every week... it's called Sunday. I love just realxin'... hangin out at the washer and dryer, catchin some rays outside while sweeping the porches, mowing, weeding, etc...

Captain Obvious
05-29-2010, 11:18 AM
You people are crazy. I go on a holiday like once a month. The beauty of being a freelancer. I just tell my employers that I'm "not available" for a week or two, and fly off to America, or Scandinavia, or whatever. Or just stay at home, sit in my garden, fix my bike up, whatever. :D

Just because you're a workaholic doesn't mean you can't take holidays. I do both! A few weeks of 12+ days, followed by a few weeks off!

Captain Obvious
05-29-2010, 11:33 AM
d'oh

shrox
06-01-2010, 08:44 AM
I drove from here in Colorado to Phoenix. I took my dog and cat with me, I got stopped on the way back by the highway patrol because their computer said I had no insurance, after talking with me and petting my cat, he let me go.

The hotels just love Sydney my border collie, they don't even charge for her.

radams
06-02-2010, 11:32 AM
So are you still in AZ? or Back to Colorado?

Give me a post when you come back to AZ...I'm just down in Tucson.

Cheers,

Iain
06-04-2010, 08:23 AM
I can't believe people don't take holidays. There's nothing like travel to broaden the mind and charge the batteries.

Get away from those little screens and experience stuff!

(Off to Bordeaux in a couple of weeks. Can't wait:))

Philbert
06-04-2010, 08:50 AM
Vacations cost money :p

Iain
06-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Money is for spending. Life is for enjoying :dance:

shrox
06-04-2010, 09:41 AM
So are you still in AZ? or Back to Colorado?

Give me a post when you come back to AZ...I'm just down in Tucson.

Cheers,

Hi Ray,

I got back here Monday night, I was only in Phoenix for two days. I haven't been to Tucson in a decade or more.

Philbert
06-04-2010, 09:53 AM
Money is for spending. Life is for enjoying :dance:

But you have to have it in order to spend it.

shrox
06-04-2010, 10:09 AM
But you have to have it in order to spend it.

Stay at Motel 6, pets stay free!

Iain
06-04-2010, 10:49 AM
But you have to have it in order to spend it.

Quite.
I earned less this year than I have since about ten years ago but I will still prioritise a fun break for my family. It doesn't have to cost the earth and you will have memories that last long after the recession.

Philbert
06-04-2010, 11:01 AM
Doesn't cost the earth but it costs something. Sounds like you've been luckier than me so far this year.

Iain
06-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Sounds like you've been luckier than me so far this year.

No luck at all so I changed career and went into gainful employment.
I'd wanted to for a while but all my clients going bust was a good impetus!

I'd stack shelves before missing my payments every month (I have actually.)

shrox
06-04-2010, 02:00 PM
Set up a tent out back, spend the night out in the yard, play in the lawn sprinkler, that's easy and cheap.

Of course, I have no tent, yard, or sprinkler...

Iain
06-04-2010, 03:26 PM
Of course when you are living off of savings because virtually no money is coming in.... We have not made enough money so far this year to pay for one months of bills. No, vacations can wait - the priority is SURVIVAL. :yingyang:

I can't sit through times like this and hope it will get better. I have to be earning.

It really has been a blessing in disguise for me. I'm earning a decent wage doing a job that I feel makes a difference to people's lives and I supplement my earnings with some 3d work.
Stress is a memory.

shrox
06-04-2010, 04:27 PM
I deserved my little respite.

Iain
06-05-2010, 05:09 AM
So I choose NOT to take that time and go on a vacation that we can't afford and use that time wisely to my ultimate advantage.

Well good for you. And I mean that.

I have architect friends sitting around feeling sorry for themselves waiting till the market picks up again.

One, however is working in a call centre earning just enough to pay his mortgage and a little left over. He hates every minute but I admire him far more than those too proud to work beneath their skills.

radams
06-05-2010, 08:58 AM
Hi Ray,

I got back here Monday night, I was only in Phoenix for two days. I haven't been to Tucson in a decade or more.

Thanks cool...just let me know next time your in AZ...I can come up to Phx ;).

Hope you had a good relaxing and fun time!!!

Cheers,

radams
06-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Set up a tent out back, spend the night out in the yard, play in the lawn sprinkler, that's easy and cheap.

Of course, I have no tent, yard, or sprinkler...

Yup, even if its taking a day or two checking out what around your area...just a little gas ...and make a picnic to go if you don't want to eat out...then the only thing is a little gas money...or save on gas...and ride a bike or hike :).

Just walking and taking time for family, friends and yourself just helps to recharge and center your heart, mind and spirit.

Cheers,

Hieron
06-05-2010, 09:33 AM
what a depressing thread...