Take A Ten Second Summer Vacation During The Polar Vortex

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By @GeorgeJFox

It’s been one of the worst winters I can remember. The last time I was overwhelmed by mother nature I was about five years old and up to my waist in snow. The winters have been seemingly light in recent years. Am I right? This is ridiculous. We need a break!

We can all use a ten second vacation. Let’s try to go there in our minds.

I know it’s difficult amid the brutal cold, hour-long commutes and mountains of snow, but I’ll help. Read along and gaze into the photos.

Can you remember … ?

When the sun was high, pleasantly warm and didn’t blind you on your commute.

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(credit: istock)

Dogs were playing in a pool. This should help. Are you coming around yet?

(credit: Michigan Humane Society)

(credit: Michigan Humane Society)

Freshly cut grass and barbecue on the breeze.

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(credit: istock)

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(credit: istock)

When the heat became too much — it never felt better to splash in a sprinkler.

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(credit: thinkstock)

Hot sand on the beach or soft waves rocking you on the boat.

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(credit: istock)

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr. Why … ? Because kittens.

(credit: Timothy Wheeler/Michigan Humane Society)

(credit: Timothy Wheeler/Michigan Humane Society)

Ice cream after a long hot day of working or playing.

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(credit: istock)

Fresh local fruits and vegetables … oh how I’ve missed you.

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(credit: thinkstock)

Sitting outside and listening to Tigers baseball.

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(credit: istock)

Hitting the links and sinking a 10 foot putt.

Playing pickup basketball at the park.

Okay, if none of this is working. Here’s my last try.

A puppy on a beach.

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Still not there with me? Oh well, shut your blinds, make some popcorn and binge watch “Hart of Dixie.”

About George – I’m a dad, a photog and a Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. Outside of work I like to watch TV and movies with my wife, hang out on the boat, hunt and spend quality time with my family. Follow me on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.

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