Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I wanna take ya to Bermuda, Bahama...

So... I NEED a vacation.


Like yesterday.

Our last real vacation was over 5 years ago. Five. F.I.V.E. It's terrible. Yea, we've gone back to visit family and friends in Ohio, but that's not a vacation. Visiting Ohio is tiring, draining and a lot of work. After about 2 weeks all I want to do is go home. I love my family and friends, but sometimes you just need to be in your own house. And have your own things. And your own space. I want to go on vacation with just us. Aidan, Jason and myself.

I don't know where. Probably somewhere inexpensive, not too hot and a car drive away. That's a bit limiting, eh?

The more I think about it, the more I want to go. There are a few snafoos though...

1. We don't really have the money right now. We still have that darn house in Ohio up for sale that is monetarily draining us. Not to mention we really shoudn't be tapping into the good ol' savings account for vacation.

2. We live in Texas. It's hot. REALLY hot. Where would be be able to go that ISN'T hot right now that we could get to in a car? Hmm... perplexing! (Other than the coast of Louisiana which I hear is covered in oil...)

3. How would we manage to fit ALL of Aidan's stuff in the car? It's amazing how many things one little baby needs...

Okay, so any ideas?

I know this is a dream, not a reality. But everybody deserves a vacation. The aforementioned trip was one Jason and I took to St. Augustine, Florida. It was a lovely week. We stayed at a cozy bed and breakfast and our days were mixed exploring the historical city and lazing around on the beach. Heaven!

We did go on one other vacation between now and then though. It was a little over 2 years ago, right before we moved to Houston. We rented a beautiful cabin in the Smoky Mountains with another couple. The views were breathtaking and we did have a lot of fun. Unfortunately the couple we were with were having extreme marital problems and the vacation was basically ruined from the getgo. There really wasn't one moment where she wasn't screaming at him and vice versa. It was uncomfortable and something I'd like to forget. There were some good moments though. We rode horseback through the mountains, white water rafted for the first time and got to fish in some local rivers. But, overall, I wouldn't consider it a real vacation since it was ruined by their constant fighting. *le sigh*

The only other trips we've taken have been short weekend jaunts to Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia. They were all only for a handful of days and were jampacked with busy agendas, restaurants to eat at and sights to be seen.

I'm looking for something relaxing. A place where I can breathe and just be. That's all I want. I want to be there in the moment with my little family. I don't want to worry about what's happening with the world around us. I just want to be.

Is that too much to ask for?

1 comment:

  1. I've got to say, for someone who hasn't had a "vacation", you're very well-traveled in the past few years! I agree, taking a baby on a vacation can be overwhelming (not to MENTION their stuff!); DH & I took a relaxing vacation without G earlier this year, and I'm so glad we did... we needed some *us* time. I hope you find the time/money, even if it's something small! A vacation doesn't have to be grand to be restorative!



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