Considering that my last two woodworking vacations have had more excitement than I anticipated – I begin the process of planning my next vacation with a little trepidation. Don’t tell my boss about this——he’s told me I can’t take another vacation because I always get in trouble! So – mums the word!
I am thinking of doing another hand tool class or a rocking chair class. I’m starting to gather up some information and pricing hotels, etc. I’m also looking into purchasing a large volume of bubble wrap to put around my car in hopes of avoiding a repeat of last years debacle. So if anyone can get me a good deal on that – let me know. :-)
My thoughts on the different types of classes kind of falls around the transportation issue. If I take a hand tools class – I’d want to take my tools along. I would not want to ship them – so I’d have to drive. If I take a projects based class – then I think I would fly or take a bus to the school. (Yes – I love bus trips – you meet a lot of interesting people and see places you would not normally see when you are driving.) Most schools offer to ship whatever project you are making – it’s expensive – but it could be worth it.
Another consideration is that my nephew graduates from high school this spring. So I’m thinking that maybe I could find a school along the route to Fargo. Then I could schedule a class for before or after graduation.
My last thought is to stay home for the week’s time and do nothing but DVD’s and play with the dog. But that sounds kind of boring – but would sure be cheaper!
As I gather up information, I’ll try to share what I find out in hopes that I can spark your interest in this type of vacation. :-)
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine