We went south for vacation.
If I left it at that, there’s a lot of mystery inherent in that short sentence. South? Tierra del Fuego? Peru? Did they go artifact-pilfering in the ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatan? Is he inferring that he’s actually a bird and they flew south to some ancestral nesting ground in the Galapagos?
Hardly. We went to Orange County (which is in the Los Angeles area, for those of you happily unacquainted with Southern California). We went to Orange County and sat in traffic for days on end. Then, when traffic started moving again, we drove home.