Saturday, May 14, 2011

Vacation Planning

I am not much for planning.  My "parties" tend to be spontaneous get-togethers in which most people do not come because they have already made plans.  My "vacations" tend to be taking the place of someone who was supposed to go with a group, or family outings planned entirely by others.  My "dinners with friends" tend to be suggested by friends at locations they want to go.  My "girls nights out" tend to be for movies or plays that others wish to see.

I am totally and completely cool with this.  You see, I am willing to go just about anywhere with just about anyone.  I love being around complete control-freak, type A persons with itineraries, lists, agendas, and penchants for exotic beers.  If I did not know these people, I would lead an extremely boring life and put very few miles on my car.

When I first met Adam, he seemed to be one of the types with ideas, plans, places to go, and people to see.  In the first two years we were together, we went to Las Vegas (his company trip), Niagara Falls (his idea), and California (we stayed with my uncle, but most of our trips were planned by him).  Then, he decided to save money for grad school, and these trips were no longer suggested.

Sadly, it is up to me.  Lord help us.  I have a hard time deciding on my favorite type of cake.  And there are so many freakin decisions to make with a vacation - where to go, when to go, how much to spend, what to do, where to stay, what travel arrangements are needed.  I guess this is why travel agents exist.

Flash forward....I have just visited many travel agent sites.  Travel?  Is freaking expensive!  The first few sites, I looked at the many zeros behind the dollar signs and thought, perhaps this is the price for a group of 2 or 4 people.  No!  It is for ONE person!!  And does not include airfare, food, or beer!

I am going to need some help here.  I want to go somewhere.  Sometime.  For some price that doesn't require a loan.  Generally, we like outdoorsey stuff - we loved Yosemite National Park in California...but the sky's the limit.  I think that's part of the problem...


Tiffany said...

Might I suggest North Carolina...perhaps around the fourth of July...:-) Oh though seriously, I know you would love a trip to Asheville,NC...maybe look into that.

ape2016 said...

You should try looking for things closer to home- save on the actual travel part. I haven't taken a trip in ages! Of course, I no longer have a car (and if I did, I could't afford gas), so catching a ride to the next town with a neighbor qualifies as 'entertainment' now.

Shani said...

Adirondacks...with a side trip to Rochester: ) seriously, it's fun, plus there's lake placid.

Danielle Mari said...

Been to the Smokey Mountains National Park? I hear it's great!

Out of My Mind said...

I love you like to camp out?

I like to rough it and by the time my children were in high school they refused to go with me. Finally, when the grandchildren started getting older I had a new group to draft for the experience. I even camped out with a granddaughter in Alaska.

I love nature and I love sleeping under the stars. I love to canoe, and swim, and hike and cook over a camp fire. (Sigh) I even loved sitting here remembering all of this. kt