As we go deeper into the heat of the summer, my thoughts are turning to vacation. A much overdue and well-deserved vacation… 😀 Due to the health issues and loss of family members as well as loss of two jobs by yours truly, Kenny and I have been unable to go on a true vacation since spring 2001 (when we went to Spain). We have taken weekend trips here within the state but I don’t think I’ve been on a plane in over 2 years and I am going stir-crazy. So, finally, this fall, we have several wonderful opportunities to get the hell out of Texas!
The first trip I don’t look forward to but need to go on is to Miami to visit my ailing grandmother. She is not doing well and I think this will be the last time I see her. I will be meeting up with my sister which will make it even more stressful because she and I are complete opposites and don’t always see eye-to-eye although we are good terms with each other. This trip may happen over the first weekend in August. Still, it will be positive because I will see Abuela.
The second trip is the big one – a week in London to attend a friend’s wedding. I received the invitation a few days ago and will be talking to them this weekend to further coordinate dates so Kenny and I can both put in our vacation requests. Yay! I also just found out that friends of ours are interested in joining us so we may be traveling with another couple.
And the third trip will hopefully be to Boston for our 5th year wedding anniversary. We both like the comedian Eddie Izzard and he is finally coming to the US on tour. Unfortunately he is not coming anywhere near Texas but he will be in Boston the weekend of our anniversary. I thought it would be a good way to combine a great show with a nice weekend trip (we’ve both been to Boston but not together).
So, as you can see, I have a good reason to eagerly anticipate the fall! Hope it gets here soon!