We used to take family vacations when I was a kid. And we couldn't afford to fly, so we drove. In fact, because my dads parents lived in Memphis, we would have either 3 "fairly long" days in the car, or one "pretty long" paired with a "marathon" 14 or 15 hour day to get home.

No DVD players or I-pads to keep our attention. No air conditioning. Just sit back there and watch the miles roll by. (MOM! my sisters on my half of the seat!)

The only bright spot was knowing that at the end of that days travels, our folks would get a hotel with a pool. And that was a big treat.

It's funny how those memories come back this time of year.

What are your vacation memories?