9.19.2016

waiting for it...

What are you waiting for?

One unusual thing about where I live is that schools begin in August for five weeks and then are released for Potato Harvest Break--which is a two-week break from school. Back in the day, there were so many family farms that relied on manual labor (their own children and other kids) that the family would pull the kids from school to help with the harvest. I am not so sure why we continue having Harvest Break as most kids do not do the manual harvest jobs. It was a rite of passage when I was a kid. Now, not so much. But it's tradition. So, in all of that, as an adult who teaches at a school with the two-week break starting late-September until early-October, that seems to be the best time to travel. I've been to Europe twice during that break and have done a lot of Stateside travel then, too. What's nice is that touristy places aren't mobbed, hotels are cheaper, weather is more agreeable and ... well, it's just a great time of year. Did I answer the question? It begins Saturday.

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2 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

The weather here has been gorgeous lately. It would be a good time for two weeks off!

Lisa Gonzales said...

I love old traditions that carry on into "modern times". Enjoy your break! In my childhood in Mississippi, our "spring break" always coincided with Mardi Gras....starting a week before Fat Tuesday, and continuing into the first week of Lent.