Our Vacation

Our Vacation

Kate and Larry are planning their upcoming vacation. Read this passage, and then answer the questions that follow.

1 For each of the past eight years, Kate and Larry have spent their vacation
 2  time at home, either working in the office or fixing up the house. This year,
 3  however, they are planning to spend their July vacation somewhere else.
 4  They’ve checked the internet for weather information about areas of the
 5  country they might like to visit. They are really eager to travel somewhere
 6  soon. In fact, if the had free time right now, they would take their vacation
 7  immediately, but they can’t leave right now. They still have a couple of
8  months to explore their options.
 9  So far, they have learned the following information. If they want to spend
10  their time near the water, they will have a hard time choosing among dozens of
11 outstanding beach resorts. For example, if they go to the beach in Atlantic City,
12 New Jersey, the air temperature will be in the mid-70s in July, and the water
13 temperature will be in the low 70s. That’s very appealing to them. On the
14 other hand, if they chose to visit Miami Beach in July, both the air and the
 15 water temperatures would be considerably warmer, around 85 degrees. That
 16  sounds wonderful to them, too. Kate and Larry also like to go camping, so
 17  vacationing in the mountains is another option. They could choose to visit
 18  the Rocky Mountains in Colorado if they wanted cooler weather. In July, the
 19  temperature in the mountains can range from a high 80 degrees to a low
 20  40 degrees. If they go to the Rockies, the will certainly have to plan for
21  this type of weather variation.
 22           It is without a doubt a tough decision that Kate and Larry are facing. They
23  wish they were able to go to all of the places they have researched. If they had
24 more money and more time, they would be able to do exactly that. In fact, they
25 would have gone to both the beach and the mountains this year if they hadn’t
26 recently spent so much of their savings on a new big-screen TV. They wish they
27 had realized this earlier!