The other day Bossy and her husband and her daughter went to the swimming beach at their Vermont campground, which distinguishes it from every other day this week exactly not at all.
But on this particular day, a group of ten friends were also inhabiting the grassy knoll overlooking Lake Champlain, and Bossy and her daughter couldn’t have been more entertained.
They stood around and gabbed and laughed and poked fun at each other:
They drank beer even though Bossy’s personal Park Ranger insists it was Coke:
And the group played their own version of ring toss:
In no time Bossy began to play her own game while observing these ten fellow-campers, and that game went a little like this: Who are the couples?
It was a Match Game — who belongs to whom — and when Bossy whispered this game to Bossy’s daughter who had staked out an adjacent beach towel, she was only too eager to play along.
This is what Bossy and her daughter came up with, and by the end of the day they ascertained that all of their hunches were correct:
Bossy can sum up her new camping game in this way: See what Bossy is reduced to without her MacBook Pro?
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy your favorite pastime when on vacation?
And be sure to check back later today for the most vacationy games on the Web.
If you missed last week’s challenge, click here to find out what kind of toppings Bossy’s council prefers on their pizza.
WebSavvyMom saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:38 am
–>Sunbathing, story-telling, drinking, reading, eating, laughing. Rinse. Repeat.
MidLifeMama saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:38 am
Reading, kayaking, preparing and eating good food with good friends.
La Suzette saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:43 am
Flying up to Napa for a steak dinner at Jonesys.
BOSSY saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:44 am
Eating eating eating eating eating and then eating some more.
BOSSY saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:45 am
Wrapping stuff in bacon. Anyone ever try a bacon s’more?
Darcie saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:50 am
Basically, it involves hopping: restaurant hopping, bakery hopping, bar hopping.
Jess saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:54 am
Going through the alphabet on a road trip. Finding signs/lic plates with “your” letter.
Debby saysJuly 27, 2010 at 11:56 am
Kindle downloading while sipping adult beverages by water (pool/beach)
Angela in Ohio saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Cruising through the clear blue Caribbean with drink in hand.
ojaidebs saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm
We play Farkle anywhere and everywhere we go (which is usually camping). Compact and fun.
rockle saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Swimming, eating, napping, cheating at cards, laughing, swimming some more.
Manic Mommy saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Feeling better about my own swimsuit physique by judging others’.
Ami saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Books, Scrabble, wine, Tetris. Rinse and repeat, repeat, repeat repeat.
BossysMom saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Being in Europe, not understanding a word spoken, ultimate satisfaction.
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Rummy, Mexican Train Game, Solitaire; all accompanied by a “Coke.”
Shelly saysJuly 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm
I prefer the “I am happily doing absolutely nothing” game.
Bellacantare saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Egyptian Ratscrew card game and drinking copious amounts of booze.
APeetsmom saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Reading on a deck or beach with glass of wine.
GreatAunt saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Daytime reading, night time campfires… beer/wine in hand. Perfection!
Sylvia saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Sunset on deck with wine, fantasize about buying little bungalow.
ruth saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm
Sunning, beach chair, books and great sheets and books.
hulagirl saysJuly 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Admiring taut abs of men on the beach without getting caught.
Jenn saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Studiously admiring the backs of my eyelids and eating crab.
David saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm
People and boat watching at the harbor in Camden, Maine.
jane saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm
Read stack of books before coffee/wine/vacation runs out.
almudena saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm
taking in the ocean breeze/walking along foreign cobblestone roads.
Dharmamama saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm
Not having to do anything I don’t want to do.
Kim saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm
Beach, Pizza, Beer, Skeeball, Ice Cream, Boardwalk rides, Fireworks, Sleeping children, Adult time W/ Hubby.
pam saysJuly 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm
Cribbage championship of the world. Please don’t double skunk me.
Janell saysJuly 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
At first glance, driving. Look more closely, swatting bugs. jus’kiddin
Corinne saysJuly 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Eating, Drinking, friends and family, people watching and relax, relax!
Meg at the Members Lounge saysJuly 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm
Blender drinks, beach chairs, sister and sister-in-law by my side.
dgm saysJuly 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Hiking by day and sitting around the campfire by night.
BOSSY saysJuly 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm
A puzzle! But only if it’s a beach house. Heaven.
Call Me Whatever saysJuly 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm
Haha! This is EXACTLY what my parents do wherever we are! I, on the other hand, enjoy NOT relaxing, such as swimming, eating and swimming. hehe
Mary K saysJuly 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm
Reading trashy novels lounging by the pool drinking Dirty Monkeys!
Bev saysJuly 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Newly retired ~ newly RVing ~ unlimited travel with fabulously fun husband!
heidig saysJuly 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Poolside with a good book, adult beverage and my hot husband by my side!
Park Ranger saysJuly 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Beer not coke you’re right need new glasses oh well
Bridget saysJuly 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Quiet, relaxing, good food and drink, over and over again…..
vuboq saysJuly 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm
vacation? vuboq’s favorite vacation game is “Hello, New Air Conditioner.”
Linda saysJuly 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Pawleys Island, SC, Family, Drinks, Lots of Food, great beach!
muskrat saysJuly 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm
swilling a cold glass of sweet sweet beer. repeat. repeat.
Em saysJuly 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm
We used to go to Lake Champlain too! Homesick now!
(Seriously, Lake Champlain is beautiful…have you guys located Champ, the Loch Champlain monster, this time around?)
Marjorie of Connecticut saysJuly 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm
Throwing used towels on the hotel bathroom’s floor. What luxury.
dobes saysJuly 28, 2010 at 12:07 am
Bossy’s mom, come stay with me in Bratislava! You won’t understand a thing! 🙂
DawnA saysJuly 28, 2010 at 9:22 am
Lounging on the beach, napping, eating, reading, cold beverages, relaxing.
km saysJuly 28, 2010 at 10:05 am
bubblebath and book;never in real life, only vacation life
Dawn in Austin saysJuly 28, 2010 at 10:08 am
Skip-bo. Although being grand champion leaves one without challengers.
Alesia saysJuly 28, 2010 at 10:32 am
Church Street is having their annual sidewalk sale. Just saying.
Teeny Tina saysJuly 28, 2010 at 11:19 am
Washer Toss is big here with kids and fogeys alike.
Corey James saysJuly 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm
Lie on the beach and guess who’s peeing in the water.
janey saysJuly 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Stop at all minimarts-find freshest Boston Baked Beans
Manic Mommy saysJuly 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm
You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod…
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJuly 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm
My favorites involve wine and crab legs followed by wine.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJuly 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm
The only thing distinguishing this as vacation is crab legs.
Bonnie saysJuly 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm
Road tripping as a means to find the best pie.
David saysAugust 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm
What was the question? Guy with beard is too distracting.
Gette saysAugust 8, 2010 at 9:13 am
Dark or rain: card games, outside, ladderball, cornhole (!), more cards.