Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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The 6th Day of Christmas - Travel Version

And.....he's back to birds. Bigger birds this time. No more of the cute little things that can rest on a branch of a pear tree. Now he's up to full size birds who, from my childhood recollection, get a little testy if you don't share your food with them fast enough. Also, why are these geese-a-laying? That's gotta make a heck of a mess in the house with eggs lying all over the place. I guess this is the kind of stuff you can get away with when you show up on the fifth day with five golden rings.

Canadian Goose six geese laying
Photo: Creative Commons / Michael Gil

We don't have a lot of use for geese-a-laying around here, although I have heard that their eggs make great omelettes (Anybody tried one?). Instead, what I'd like to get for Christmas is some space for my family to spread out a little. Some of my favorite memories are of times when the rest of the human population deemed it too cold to go to the beach, so we ended up having the entire shoreline to ourselves. Empty beaches are one of those rare travel gold mines, and I'd love to have a few more memories like that under the tree.

Girls playing beach Melbourne Florida surf

Can I have a 'C' please? (Not that I'd know what one sounds like)

On the sixth day of Christmas, what you should get for me...

Six Beaches for Playing,
Five Olympic Rings....
Four Star Wars Angry Birds
Three Healthy Children
Two nights at Turtle Bay, and a
Hotel room in a pine tree.

Written by Steve Pratt