Members of my family and myself were always working on holiday weekends, so they never really meant anything to us. Living in a picturesque area the roads got swamped with visitors, the weather was always an issue, as well as Joe Public on holiday which meant he left his brain and everything else at home. So here goes ...... my cynical five ...
1 - Stay home - laze in bed or the bath, enjoy the stillness, listen to the moans of bored kids and shrieks of stressed parents, the buzz of lawn mowers and the slamming of doors when the breeze gamboles through.
2 - Always wear shorts - if it is raining, please make sure you are still wearing the customary shorts and sandles/flipflops beneath that coat. It makes a very positive fashion statement.
3 - Always ask - if you do venture out to a local attraction, be sure to ask the busy receptionist your intelligent questions like "If we come in, can we go out again?", "Is that where I park the car?" or "Do I have to pay to come in?" [My replies are; Please do I wnt to go home at 6 - No, up the tree is better - well I do like getting my wages but as you asked nicely I am sure my electric bill can wait].
4 - Drive slowly - Don't google directions before you leave, take a chance, be adventurous ... the white lines are for the blind, switch lanes randomly, slow down to a crawl as you approach the road signs. Whatveer you do, do not make it look like you know where you are going.
5 - Visiting Town - Thinking of meeting family and friends for a mooch along the seafront or through town? Please be sure to link arms together and move along at a slow death march pace, troublesome locals who need to get back to work, or catch their bus [next one is two hours later] will appreciate you making them slow down their hectic life pace and smell the weather.
Oh I say, I think I rather enjoyed that too too much