Nowadays, honeymoons do not always start at the foot of the church steps with rice raining on the happy couple as they hop into...

Nowadays, honeymoons do not always start at the foot of the church steps with rice raining on the happy couple as they hop into the in-law’s convertible and drive away to Niagara Falls. In fact many couples are not married in a church at all. My favorite trend is the destination wedding. If Linda and I were to start our married life all over again, I think the right destination for us, would be somewhere on the Mediterranean.

Linda and I did not have a proper honeymoon. Because of work, it was a year after our wedding when we took three days to spend our past-due honeymoon at Wrightsville Beach. After working like mad to get some time off and then schlepping down five hours to the beach and back again, I remember sleeping most of our belated honeymoon.

With honeymoons behind us, it is straight ahead to some time off and a little break from the rat race. But be sure not to overload yourself in your rental by focusing on having a good time,  dragging junk to the beach and standing in lines at a restaurant for dinner.

“The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.” – Nhat Hanh

But carrying your Village News along and getting a good picture to share with us is allowed. You can even enter a great sunrise or sunset picture in this summer’s photo contest that we have underway.

The Village News has been following local teacher Ann Canipe as she travels halfway around the world on a mind-blowing adventure. We have been following her on Facebook and have an update this week.

Staycation? Last week, we visited Pocahontas Park with our granddaughter so she could participate in the Radical Reptiles program.  Linda has that story a on page 14.

The folks who own Edgewood in Meadowbrook are headed to Chesterfield’s planning commission to  ask permission to locate  a bed  and breakfast in the historic home.

A  home in Rivers Bend last week was turned into a movie location. If you have stayed at home last week, other than just being hot, what have you been doing  in your neck of the woods?