Okay, I'm reaching and I know it. Just couldn't get a good idea for V, and vacations are starting to be on my mind, what with the end of the school year looming.
First, a few books that take place on vacation, or center around a vacation, not in any particular order.
The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall) and the second sequel, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech)
The Moon By Night (Madeleine L'Engle)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) (well, they are at the big country house because of the War, but also because school isn't keeping. Most of the books start with school hols).
Summer According to Humphrey (Betty Birney)
The Five Red Herrings (Dorothy Sayers). Also Have His Carcase
Sue Henry's Maxie and Stretch series is almost always on vacation
Borderline (Nevada Barr)
Holy Terror in the Hebrides (Jeanne M. Dams)
Now, because vacations are good for the brains, I'm going to throw up a few shots of my idea of a great vacation, just for fun. They aren't times to write, or even think about writing, but a good wilderness trip really does restore the little grey cells.
Second Son hip deep in the Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park
Self-portrait atop my first 14,000' mountain.
Following my three guys up the trail. I'm always following. Can't keep up with any of them anymore.
Hauling my pack up another pass in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains
My boys near the top of 12,000' Knapsack Col in the Wind Rivers.
Sunset in the Winds.