Friday, October 14, 2016

Wed. Words: Same old, same old




Caravans
UK Caravan park

A cheerful welcome representative of “Sunny Side Caravan Park” escorted the Phillips family to their favorite trailer, so darn cheerful Hazel wanted to choke her. Then she cheerfully bounced off to greet another group while Hazel wished obesity in her future.

Jimmy Phillips was in his swim shorts, snagging some biscuits from his mom’s food supply on his way to the brisk northwestern English beach.

Hazel stood in this worn moldy caravan where her family trudged every single summer holiday for the past 15 years, and wished for sunny skies anywhere but here.

Already gossip from Greta and Dorothy had begun whose caravans were on either side of hers. Same old, same old. From the beach, boys were arguing, with her own son caught in the crossfire of insults.


Husband Roddy was already at the “Bully Bar”, into his second pint.  Same old, same old.  Hazel pulled a bottle of Jamison from her bag.  As sunset folded into dusk, Hazel strolled down to the beach while tea/supper was being served.  A first sip eased through her, Hazel smiled. Same old, same old.


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My friend Hazel and family went to a park like this every summer.  While the drinking was not park of her life, this comes close.

Wednesday Words was established by Delores who has handed over to other bloggers to create words and photo prompts for bloggers to break their molds, and enjoy playing. This week's words are provided by Elephant's Child  and use them to write from those prompts!! 

Visits her site, and you may post your take in her comment section or at your own blog.

14 comments:

  1. We did many same old, same old vacations until I said no more. I can relate.

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  2. It can be boring, but sometimes there's comfort in 'same old same old'.
    That picture is a UK caravan park? Where are the actual caravans? All those trailer cabins lined up and packed in close doesn't look like much fun to me. It's like suburbia without the gardens.

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    1. This is a modern camp, not the ones of the past. English mysteries often feature the old caravans. The old ones had much charm, but maybe not so much comfort. Modern holiday people want the comfort and modern stuff.

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  3. Great take on the prompts. Family holidays can be wonderful - or can be a classic oxymoron. And I agree with River about that caravan park.

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    1. The old campgrounds remind me of summer camp, with exploration and fun, and bad mattresses. But it was all fun.

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  4. There is something comforting about 'the same old, same old'.

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    1. Very true. Going back home to see my family always felt comforting: same old, same old, but familiar.

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  5. That doesn't sound or look like any spot I'd want to go for the same old same old.

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    1. Oh, Patt. I can see you in a caravan with cats and all.

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  6. When your vacation becomes routine and moldy, time to try something different.

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    1. Hazel wrote me once of sitting in a damp caravan, while the rain poured outside. "Every year..." I don't know if that changed.

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  7. There is something comforting in getting away to a familiar situation. Then, maybe, there's less of a needing a vacation after your vacation.

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    1. Always. Getting home after vacation often requires recovery after the adventure.

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