by Marinka on August 21, 2011

We are on vacation for two weeks, at my parents’ weekend house in the Catskills.

Just me, the kids and Husbandrinka. And Nicki.

This is the first year in recent memory that we are not having a beach vacation– usually we head out to Block Island, but last year’s ferry ride (and the economy) cured me of that.

So we are staying put, in the Catskills.

Where we will play tennis at the local high school courts, go for walks, swim in the pond, play Cat Monopoly and I will finally tackle my summer reading list.

I have a laptop, but no TV.

I can’t wait.

To come back to civilization.


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August 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Is it just my computer, or are certain letters in bold in the above post, like:
HousE catskilLs Put swiM tacklE.


Marie August 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

That’s what I’m seeing too!


August 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Enjoy! The city is shedding tears in your absence.


Kirsten August 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I just got home a few hours ago from two weeks away. I have never been so happy to see my computer and my TV and my own bed.



BethieK August 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm

But you’re missing the Real Housewives of New Jersey!!


Donna August 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

But then how will you get your US Weekly delivered? This is not going to go well, obviously.


From Belgium August 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

Enjoy your vacation. We’ll just bang our heads on the wall from boredom until you come back to brighten our lives.


Anna Lefler
August 22, 2011 at 8:09 am

Okay, wait.

Do you play Cat Monopoly because you are in the Catskills? Is there some kind of local ordinance about embracing the lifestyle of all things cat? Do the cats square off against the dogs like the Sharks and the Jets, with lots of finger-snapping?

I’m sorry. It’s really early here.



August 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

At least there are no escalators in the Catskills.


Tonya August 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

Have a great vacay! It’s a brave woman who goes away to a place without any television.


Bridget August 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I loathe family vacations.


Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
August 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

I remember that ferry post well.

Hope you enjoyed it. I, too, went on vacation though without the husband and with the 3 kids. I had no internet, which is why I’ve been absent from here for the last month. I thought I’d emerge all liberated from technology, but now I just have twitches and a need to know about everything Kim Kardashian ate at her wedding.


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