Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vacation Destinations

Do you ever have those moments where you want to just rip your hair out and scream "I need a vacation!!!"

Well, I'm at that point. Luckily, Chad and I have a vacation scheduled at the end of this month. We will get to spend ten glorious days in Alexandria, Louisiana with Chad's family. I know that I am going to spend about 80% of our time there either in their pool, eating, running, or sleeping - and that makes me very happy. What more could you ask for in a relaxing vacation? Plus we will get to see some of our dear friends in Ruston, LA.

We've been talking with some of our good friends, Justin and Charis, about how we want to start saving up now so that we can take a fun vacation together at some point in the next few years. My ultimate dream vacation would have to be somewhere in Mexico - where I can sit on a beach, eat chips and salsa, drink margaritas and feel like I am in a Kenny Chesney video. I might have blogged about this before, but I'm pretty sure that this is my "happy place."

But, it will probably be a while before we can afford something like that - so we are looking at going somewhere stateside. Some place like Chicago, Portland, or Seattle. My vote is for Portland - especially after seeing this place featured on the Food Network. And I would love to drop by Roloff Farms to give sweet Rocky a pat on the head. On a related note, RIP Mike Detjen.

What about you - any big vacations planned (or already taken) this summer? Any vacation locations that you dream about visiting one day?

And I will put here that I am jealous of my parents, who are going to L.A. and Vegas this summer, and my sister Megan who is going to L.A. and Puerto Vallarta! Lucky ducks!


amberly said...

I'm glad you get to go visit family and just relax.

me? we're heading to see family, too, of course.

and i just got a trip from Ryan for October - i get to go away just myself for a week. wow. a whole week. it's been years...

jen said...

That sounds like a great trip. I like exploring new places, but sometimes visiting with family and friends and just relaxing is the best kind of vacation.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm Vacation. How I need one. That's the last time I really slept well was on vacation.

My favorite vacation spot is Rodanthe NC. Far, far away from everyone and everything...

If I could go anywhere, that's a long list, but one of the goal vacations is the Disney Cruise. I'm just a big kid... :)

Enjoy your vacation!!!!!