Friday, January 24, 2014
#1101 where is my hammock?
I frequently dream about going on vacation and thinking about where I want to go.
When T was in grade school, he went to a year-round school. We always tried to get him on the track that had time off in February so we could go on vacation. It worked out great! When he went to junior high, the school year was traditional: start school at end of August, out for the summer around the first of June. That's when we started taking a regular summer vacation. Since MT and I work in the construction industry, summer is our busiest time, so even though we love summer vacation, sometimes it almost seems like time off in the summer isn't worth it because of all the catching up that has to be done. At least for me. At MT's work, the building will still get built without him.
Of course last year we didn't take any tropical vacations. Our longest time away from work/school was an extended weekend trip to Missouri for Kevin and Janet's wedding. While that was really fun and we enjoyed seeing a part of the country we hadn't seen before, it wasn't exactly the relaxing vacation to which we'd become accustomed.
I hope and plan to take a vacation to the Caribbean this year. Maybe it will be in July. Maybe it will be in November. (I'm hoping for July!) Where should we go?
T wants to go back to Belize. We had such a great time at the Pelican Reef Villas on Ambergris Caye! The condo was very nice and comfortable. There was a pool, a TV with a DVD player and separate bedrooms. It was so relaxing. I'd go back there.
MT has mentioned going back to the Dominican Republic. He really likes that country. We've been there a couple of times; one to the Caribbean side near La Romana and once on the Atlantic side around Samana. Both places were great. MT has talked many times about going back to the Atlantic side and finding a place to say in Las Galeras, a little beach town we visited briefly.
For me, I would like to see a new place. I'd like to see the beaches of Turks & Caicos. I'd like to go to Jamaica someday. A week lounging on St. Lucia sounds pretty luxurious. I'd like to go to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun, too. Let's not forget about the South Pacific either. MT has infected me with a desire to go to Fiji. Wouldn't that be cool?!
Of course we all want to go to Europe. T has been wanting to go to Italy for as long as I can remember. I would love to go back to Spain. I think we would all enjoy visiting Tia Mia in Sweden, too.
I would go wherever the boys wanted. I just like to get away. Once we have settled on a place, I research it endlessly. I am online all the time looking at things to do and places to see. I even buy travel books about the country. I think in the next month or so I am really going to get down to the business of figuring out where we can go with the budget we have and try to get something booked for July. I have to have this to look forward to!!!!!
Happy weekend friends :)