Frank R. Daniel
February 18, 2014
Our Family Vacation, the Sounds of Fireworks in March
It was late March and our bags were packed with a bang! Every year my family plans a vacation in Traverse City, Michigan at a little cabin we rent around the rise and fall of tax season. Unfortunately last year's vacation had to revolve more on the down fall of our economy rather than the rise. Thankfully, I have been blessed with a loving family that believes in values and meaning, rather than the happiness revolving around money. Cheryl, my better half and I, decided that our two most prized possessions Tyler and Hunter finally had come of age to be included in making family decisions! So we left it up to them to start making life's major decisions and let them coordinate our vacation. The young men's ideas on the vacation would include bringing their two closest friends Cameron and Matt, they too were included in helping make the decision! Matt, the pyromaniac of the young bunch fortunately had some fireworks left over from the year prior do to the inner city laws.
Fortunately, everyone in our family loved the exhilarating sights and sounds that fireworks threw off, so, we all came to an agreement and decided that fireworks would be the center of our entertainment for the vacation!
Finally the day arrived to start packing our bags; carefully and strategically the kids and I maneuvered our precious cargo around to make everything fit for a safe and comfortable long trip up north. As we traveled down the never ending road towards our destination we collectively choose and sang along to songs that played on the radio. Nearing the end of our long journey I could hear and feel the...