Are you taking a vacation this summer? Read about what our trainees and associates enjoy about vacations.
What Vacation Means to Me – Vicky C.
When I think of going on vacation I think of going to a place that’s warm and near a beach or a pool. Every year my family and I go to our summer cottage at the lake to enjoy the nice weather. My favorite activities there are swimming, kayaking, having picnics and just relaxing. We also like seeing all the animals that live in and around the lake. Spending summer there has always been a family tradition. The best part about vacations is having fun together as a family and visiting a different place.
Also one of the biggest vacation I’ve been on with my family was when we went to California for my aunt and uncle’s wedding. We got to go to Disneyland; visit one of the beaches near there and swim in the pool at the hotel.
As you can tell, I really like swimming on my vacations! Many of the American Girl characters love to swim too. Since swimming is my go to activity on my vacations, I have recommended that all bathing suits, swim and summer accessories be on sale for Girl AGain’s next Trunk Show on July 19th!
What Vacation Means to Me – Cristina C.
When I think of summer vacation, I think of my family traveling to our old house in the Adirondacks. I have vivid memories of swimming in the refreshing lake with my family and us renting a boat from the marina to tour around. We would cook s’mores over the bonfire and have classic barbecue food on the fourth of July. Sometimes we would spend the day at a local amusement park. We would top off our evening by going out for ice cream. Because we were up north in the mountains, the weather would be cooler and fresher which made it a perfect place to escape the heat back home.
In Samantha’s summer story, “Samantha Saves the Day”, Samantha and her family travel to her grandmother’s home in the mountains. Since the rest of Samantha’s stories take place in New York, it is highly likely that their summer home is in the Adirondacks. I connected with Samantha’s story because I too had a summer home in the mountains.
In 1904, girls Samantha’s age wore middy dresses, a type of sailor style dress meant to wear while exploring wildlife. Girls were still expected to wear boots over long stockings, and the hat was worn to keep the sun out of their eyes. In honor of Samantha’s summer story, we have her middy dress for sale. I have also convinced our Store Manager to include a number of Samantha’s other travel and vacation ready accessories and outfits for the Trunk Sale on July 19th.
We will also feature a number of other vacation outfits, books and accessories: ski and snowboard sets, horse riding outfits, bike riding sets, vacation related doll stories, etc. Join us on July 19th for a fun Trunk Show featuring a number of items selected by trainees on what vacation means to them!