Today is the longest day of the year, 14.5 hours of sunshine from sun-up to sun-down and with it, the official beginning of summer.
It has been interesting to observe the commericals for travel on TV this year versus the last couple of years. Travel is up and the industry is promoting travel, stay-cations may be a thing of the past.
I understand airfares are up but vacationing in Europe this year may be the best bargain in the past several years with the Euro trading at 1.23 +/- today.
Since the start of the slow motion morgage melt down in 2007, I have not taken more than 5 days off in succession but his year, if all goes well, I will be gone for 2 full weeks in July. Maybe it is a sign that things are getting better or I am just getting accustom to the ride.
Either way, when I return, the second half of this year will be under way. I believe it will be the watershed period for the economy whether it’s the big “U” slow recovery, double-dip or “V” recovery, we will know by year-end.
I may get one more blog in before my vacation, stay tuned…