The Big DumpTruck

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Tag: Vacation

That Sobbing Sound Is Me

Okay, I’m not that bad. Well, I did throw my arm across my forehead like a 1930s movie star when I saw how much laundry I have to do, the lack of food in the fridge, and the fact that the upstairs toilet doesn’t want to flush. You know, all the goodness of home! I’m […]

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The Panic is Setting In

We’re staring down the end of vacation now, and I’m starting to get depressed. I don’t want this to end. I don’t think we’ve done everything we wanted to. I don’t ant to go back to my routine. Shocking, of course, given how fabulous this house and the location and the ocean and the tacky […]

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Scofflaw

Scofflaw, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck. The place we’re staying is surrounded by killer rabbits. At least, that’s what we call them. Actually, now we call them the No Trespassing Rabbits because obviously they don’t care for our signs and warnings. So far we’ve seen a ton of rabbits, a doe, and a fox. Deb […]

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day one – sun rays

day one – sun rays, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck. Hello everybody! It’s day two here at the Cape, but the photo I’m sharing was from day one. Your best bet for following along with us on vacation is to keep an eye on my Flickr page, because I’ll be uploading photos every day but […]

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A Packing I Will Go

Packing to go on vacation = fun and exciting because the whole vacation is just a week of possibilities waiting on the golden horizon. Packing to come home = sucks. We are doing the former. In a week, we do the latter. I will have my laptop with me to pull photos off my camera, […]

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Is It Wednesday Yet?

Sheesh, this is taking forever! I’ll be good, though. Hey, that book I talk about below? The author really really hates Disney. Like, REALLY hates them. So now I’m sort of on the fence about recommending the book. Okay, I’m still enjoying the book but I think Mr. Anti-Disney (“Too bad that inferno is now […]

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Vaction Planner = Me

I’m the kind of person who finds planning a vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as going on one. Maybe more so, because when you are planning, everything and anything is possible, there are no lines or bugs or heat, no need to pull out the credit card every fifteen minutes, no maps to read or […]

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Red Sox Win The World Series

Red Sox Win The World Series, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck. I am moving some of my archived photos over to Flickr, if they are good enough to live there. This one, taken the day after the Sox won the World Series in 2004, is one of my favorite photos ever, combining my great love […]

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

[This is a good test to see if my sister is paying attention.] The other day we were at the new Best Buy in Leominster and I found a “bargain” video set that I bought to bring on our trip to the Cape with my sister’s family. The last time we went down, in 2005, […]

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Ahh, Screw It

Stupid Fenway tickets. Stupid waiting rooms and sold out games. Stupid not ever being able to take Junior to a Red Sox game yet, and he’s nine. So you know what? We picked up 3 tickets to a Sox/Orioles game IN Baltimore for September. Got onto their site, picked the game (9/8)…bing bang boom, done. […]

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