Friday, June 29, 2012 05:28:48 PM by
Vacations are supposed to be fun. Anyone who tells you different needs to re-evaluate.
When I was leaving the office recently for a trip to Colorado to visit my best friend of 43 years, I had my camera, briefcase, Seahawk mug and Alf. Yes, that's Alf, the furry little alien from the old television show. He sits on my desk - except when I go on vacation. A few years ago he stayed behind and my rascally co-workers kidnapped him. I came back to work to find a photo as the background on my computer desktop showing Alf tied to a chair with a ransom note.
Since then, he always goes home when I start vacation. This one was a road trip, though, and as I left the office, one of my co-workers asked if I was going to take pictures of Alf on the road. What an interesting idea, thought I.
It turned out to be more fun than I imagined it would be. Plenty were taken on the road up and back, and my friend got into the spirit of the thing and it made our visit that much more fun. When I got home, the fun just kept coming as I put together a PowerPoint of Alf's trip to share with the staff and others.
So, on your next vacation, try something creative to add to the fun.