Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

To vacation or not, that is the question


Grandma always said, "Travel while you can." She knew first hand that waiting to take those dream trips until the retirement years sometimes never happens. She always encouraged us to go, and go, we did. My parents packed up the stationwagon with our camping gear, and we hit the road. Any mention of the places we saw still evokes fond memories.

Uncle Vernon always said, "Get while the gettin' is good." Vernon actually was the uncle of a friend of my husband's, but we still quote him often and heed his sage advice.

I am looking at this spring, summer, and fall through the eyes of Grandma and Uncle Vernon. I'm thinking we better travel while we can and get while the gettin' is good

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