VACATION BUSYNESS

Before we are getting too deeply into fall, some memories about one of our vacations/holidays.
Vacation is to “rest or relax” supposedly. In the past it often reverted to “do another activity,” because I’m not interested in resting. I do that every night:) Also, I don’t need to “find myself.” All that is needed is to look in the mirror, and wow, I found myself, easy-peasy. You probably get the drift.

Vacation memories – Makro-Tex , ABC Wed.-M

Am interested in travel, but that’s not always relaxing, lol.
But this day on our get away to Cinque Terre, we took it easy, meaning eating and sipping Tonic (in Europe it’s popular to drink it like a 7-up – without the alcohol of course) while sitting on a shaded patio
Once in a while got up to take a photo, and passing the time with doing this watercolor – kind of like an artistic selfie.

I think, I had five desserts that day and greasy unhealthy food:):) This day probably cost me 3 months to get back on track health wise.

 

One can only visit Cinque Terre by train, bus or boat.  These are 5 little darling towns on the NW coast of Italy, very close to France.

The third of the five towns of Cingue Terre is Corniglia.
coming out of the train one has this view.
I saw “something” moving. When I saw it again,
I asked hubs if he saw it too.

Then we both had this epiphany: these little dots
may be people, and if they are people,
it will take an awful long time
to go up into town!
That moment I turned around. I know I’m a wimp.

 

Doors on the Left of the building

 

Balcony doors on the right on the 2nd and 3rd story, although it’s hard to see – the 3rd story also could be a window …what do you think?

 


All the way to the right you see tourists descending the stairs. I felt for the people living there. No privacy, only in winter when there were no tourists.
Thurs. Doors,  Jo’s Walk

 

 

Peach colored rose.
In the Mediterranean flowers bloom most of the year
Floral Fri Foto, Fri Bliss

 

 

Reflections of the local boats
Tue Treasures, Tue Travel, Weekend Reflection

 

 

Some days were slightly cloudy –
appreciated with the heat!
Sky Watch

 

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Thanks to all the hosts
Our World * Jo’s Walk * Makro-Tex: memories *
Thu my lens * Tue Treasures * Travel Tue * Nature Notes * Pictoral Tue.* Wandering Camera*
ABC Wed – M* Communal Global* Sun Snap *
Thurs. Doors * Floral Fri foto * Fri Bliss *
Thankful Thurs.* Natur Donnerstag * Sky Watch *
Weekend Reflection * Fri Photo Journal * Fri Photo Friends *

48 thoughts on “VACATION BUSYNESS

  1. Maybe that 3rd floor balcony door is a window you climb through. Either way, I gulp thinking about standing on either balcony looking way down. I like your artistic selfie, Jesh, and your days of relaxation sounds wonderful

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  2. Your fotos are always so amazing. Loved them all. I’d love a vacation… maybe someday. Family obligations keep me close to home these days. I love how confident you are with yourself. I’m still a work in progress! ☺ Happy weekend to you!

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  3. I’m very sorry, but this beautiful post is not right in my linkparty “Mein Freund, der Baum” on first thurthday in the month… I have to delete, please link again next thursday, than all nature fotos are welcome… Greetings to you Ghislana

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  4. Jesh – loved this post. When I go on vacation, I like to blend busyness (if it is a new place, I do feel like I should get out and see it) and utter laziness (sleeping late, sleeping by the pool, drinking at the bar … you get the drift). Of course, these days (retirement), it’s like I am on vacation every day!

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  5. Sometimes you have to go to a place when it’s crowded…or not go at all. You have to decide. I’d like to visit here. I’d get plenty of exercise!! Love the selfie. 🙂

    janet

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    1. Italy is kind of far to choose to go or not, if you’ve already been 3 weeks in Holland:) Plane trips are still a luxurious item for us. Wished I had my son’s talent, to come up with extremely reduced tickets:)

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  6. I loved your artistic selfie ! And I wouldn’t want to walk those thousand steps to a beach either ! My daughter once did it with an infant in a pram and hats off to her . As for tourists ruining the privacy of the residents – I feel sorry for those folks but come on they make a good buck!

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  7. I have enjoyed your travels and photos, but you are right….travel is not always relaxing! lol Thank you for linking up today!

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  8. Wonderful vacation memories! That is a bonus of travel. I’ve been to Cinque Terre and visited all 5 towns. We did the Via Amore walk along the rock cliff, which was the easiest as it is was basically straight and narrow. Sadly, I’ve heard storms the past few years may have washed that walkway out.

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  9. Sounds perfect. I do love your selfie painting! After a few weeks in Spain and France this summer and of eating anything and everything I put on a few pounds too many. Was totally worth it though. Yes Europe is packed in summer. We were meeting my son and his girlfriend eho can only get away in summers… and still its fairly easy to dodge the crowds by going early or by veering off the beaten path.

    Peta

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    1. This is actually the first time that we went to a very touristy and small place – so in Cinque Terre we could not veer off to other paths, lol. We combined it -after doing 3 art workshops in Holland. Thank you for coming by!

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  10. Vacations are not my cup of tea … I never go on them…. but once a year I go away for a couple of days with my daughter in law… and yes they are Always as fully planned as possible, because we want to see as much as we can 😉

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
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    1. I love to see new sights and different cultures. Like you say…everyone has their own cup of tea! Looking out my window today it is really a memory, for the first rain after spring fell, and it’s foggy and much colder than last week! Thanks for hosting!

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  11. We arrived on the last day of a holiday weekend in Italy – it was a nightmare and I thought we’d made a huge mistake but in the morning, everyone was gone and our stay was lovely!

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  12. My favorite of your sharing is the sky and mountain backdrop. Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with Pictorial Tuesday.
    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

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    1. Smile – my friends who told me about Cinque Terre did warn me not to go in the summer, but since we were in Italy in June anyway … I don’t regret it though – am used to inconveniences of travel:)

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  13. Only an artist would take such an unusual selfie 🙂

    I’ve heard lovely things about Cinque Terre and the challenge of the hike between the towns. I think at this point in my life, it is well beyond my ability to even consider it.

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    1. Thank you Joanne – life would be so boring if we all would be the same, eh?
      My dream would be to go back in the fall when it’s not too cold yet, and enjoy the beauty without the crowds, because it IS extremely quaint and beautiful there…

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  14. A sublime place to live, Jesh! Apart from those pesky tourists of course. 🙂 🙂 And poor tired legs. But oh, those views! I’ve wanted to go there all my life. Thanks for sharing. My Internet is very slow so it is a chore to blog in the Algarve. So, more occasional than previously… I have a lovely new life. 🙂

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    1. Wonder if it’s also something else that slows your blog down. someone at wordpress told me that her photos she can “stretch” as big as mine with the photos not being bigger than about 2MB. Since I followed her advice, the reduced size loads up so fast (and my computer is “old!”)

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  15. I very much enjoyed your vacay pictures and your self portrait drawing. Italy is on my bucket list, but the bucket is very deep and I’m not sure when that will happen! I love the colors in your photos and the architecture is so very interesting. For me, vacations are a time to reconnect with family and remove myself from the everyday stress of life. Hope your day is going well.
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  16. That looks like a perfect vacation to me! There are subtle differences in the definition of the word ‘rest’. In new and beautiful surroundings with good food and drink and someone you love to share it with, relaxation feels wonderful. At home — with the same person and also good (probably better for you) food and drink it isn’t quite the same because there are always things you should be doing.

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