What is a true vacation?

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

This is not an answer line for the TV show Jeopardy.

For me a TRUE vacation is a week, (I don't know what a longer one is).

A true vacation is when your cell phone and Ipad or laptop stay home.

A true vacation is when you do not think of the office or business.

A true vacation is when you leave business with a trusted co worker!

A true vacation is taken at the slow time of your market.

I am planning one now for sometime in December and will leave very little for a co worker to worry about.

I will be totally unpugging! For those of you that are old enough to remember, this is what we did back in the 70's and 80's.

I have tried this before and I come back refreshed and find I missed NOTHING IMPORTANT enough to ruin a TRUE VACATION!


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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (13)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have never been able to just unplug but I wish you the best Rob D. Shepherd 

Aug 11, 2016 11:11 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Good morning, Rob. The last time I was on one of those was back when there were "brick" cell phones and they just didn't have service where I was! Nowadays, I don't know if I could do it--or would do it.

Aug 11, 2016 11:15 PM
Kathryn .
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

I believe in "unplugging".  It is not a vacation if we do not.  We seem to think the world will stop if we don't stay spinning but it never happens! It is OK! =) 

Aug 11, 2016 11:29 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Hmmm, interesting concept. I would like to try that some day. I think it would be good to try this for years at a time. That time is coming!

Aug 11, 2016 11:55 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm fine with disconnecting from work, but not from family. I still enjoy checking in via facebook and text messages while on vacation.

Aug 12, 2016 12:21 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

December is a great time to take a vacation and to get away from the cold weather.

Aug 12, 2016 02:31 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Paul: You have to try it!

Hella: Try it, it will bring back old memories!

Peter: Is retirement around the corner?

Sharon: That"s not a vacation. LOL

Rebecca: Youi got that right!

Aug 12, 2016 02:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rob- I guess I haven't taken a true vacation in years...pre smart phones.  Way back when, you truly had to rely on your co-workers when you were gone. 

Aug 13, 2016 06:54 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Kathy: Leave the phone home, nothing to it. LOL

Aug 13, 2016 11:07 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Amen, Rob! And I don't even have a co-worker to leave it to! I've had a few vacations this year--a new thing for me--and am even taking my husband to my beloved Thousand Islands where I grew up learning how to fish, swim, waterski, run a boat, and love being on the water--the pre-cursor to loving Fishhawk Lake! 

Aug 20, 2016 08:36 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Gayle: Have a great time!

Aug 20, 2016 12:49 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Good for you Rob D. Shepherd for taking a full week of vacation in December.

Sep 06, 2016 12:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your true vacation. Many real estate professionals need to do the same thing.

Sep 16, 2016 07:28 PM