Monday, October 19, 2009

Stimulating the economy one vacation at a time

Happy Monday to all! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and like me anticipating the next! This weekend was perfect! My little sister came down and stayed with us the whole entire weekend. I totally loved every single second of it. I literally contemplated ways to kidnap her and keep her here. She is currently in college 2.5 hours away :( I miss the days our rooms used to be divided by one wall and not 200 miles. Hopefully, when she graduates she can job search here! I mean she has no choice. I have already began networking for her. It's never too soon :)

And the weather here has been just beautiful. I cannot tell you how much I love fall fashion weather. We took Charlie for a walk yesterday and I snapped some of the most beautiful pictures of the different color foliage. I will post those as soon as I get a chance.

But on another note, as much as I love fall, I am not too thrilled that winter is coming. So, I have been itching to start planning our next vacation. I mean, why do people always vacation in the summer? I have always been a proponent of vacations in the winter when it's freezing here, and getting away to someplace warm. Right? Over the weekend, I picked up a ton of brochures, so we will see if the pretty pictures can sway hubs to cave. He thinks we need to save $$ because we are in a recession. I, on the other hand, think we need to stimulate the economy and get away. Now, I just need him to see my point of view (which is clearly the right one).

But you see, I am not to blame for my traveling addiction. The source to blame, would be my parents. They spoiled me rotten by taking me away to far off lands where I enjoyed myself too much.

My parents took me on my first vacation when I was 4 months old and it all goes downhill from there. Up until I was 11 we went on two vacations a year, for three or four weeks at a time. From there on out, as I got older we couldn’t take that much time off school and we stuck to one long vacation in the summer and one short one during Christmas break. In my 25 years of existence, there has not been one year where I haven’t taken a trip.

Some people are addicted to shopping, some to alcohol, some to gambling, or sniffing aerosols. Me? Hi, I’m Mrs. Newlywed and I’m addicted to traveling. But on the bright side I can say that I guess it’s a good thing my addictions aren’t life threatening or harmful to others … right?

Now excuse me while I go put on my sunglasses and make myself a frozen margarita.


17 comments:

  1. you are too funny! i have been missing your posts - i dont think your blog was updating in my reader!!!! but here you are so thats good. i love your blog.

    anyway - i totally agree. i LOVE LOVE fall but that just means wnter is around the corner. and me and cold weather DO NOT get along!

    one month from wednesday we will be on the beach celebrating our honeymoon! wooo hooo for traveling :)

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  2. A vacation sounds amazing right about now! I'm with ya, I like to vacation throughout the year and not just during the summer.

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  3. I'm totally with you---my family vacationed every year! I can't imagine not traveling...good luck convincing your hubs!

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  4. I'm the same way! I am in desperate need of a vacation! Good luck talking your husband into it

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  5. Girl I am so with you! Drew and I are always thinking of somewhere to go!

    That last paragraph had me laughing out loud : )

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  6. I sooo want to be on vacation!!! hahaha xxooo

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  7. Have you ever been in Quebec (Canada)? Not so warm, but there are beautiful places to visit!

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  8. i would love to go on a vacation!! hopefully my fiance and i will get to go on one together, we've been together 3 years and haven't traveled more than 30 miles away from our home together! sad huh! haha!

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  9. i'm with you. stimulate the economy and travel somewhere warm. california could use your $$. :)

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  10. Hey, any reason to vacation is a good one! :) I love the fall, too, and can't wait to get out for a nice walk and take those fall pictures. :) Glad you got to hang with your sister, even if she had to go back "home". :(

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  11. I'm a big traveler myself...but I have never taken a super long vacation like you! Plus...my hubs is like yours...saving money...blah, blah, blah.

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  12. I agree completely--I'd far rather have a vacation in the winter time! I'm also dreading the start of winter, but I will hopefully be planning a cruise to help get me through!

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  13. Uh, yeah...I have been on one vacation in my entire life and that was my honeymoon! How sad is that?!

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  14. TAKE ME! TAKE ME!
    I want a vacation! :)

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  15. I love vacations too. Who doesn't though, right?

    I love how you think of it as "stimulating the economy." Too funny!

    Sending you positive "hoping the hubs caves" vibes!

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  16. HAHA we are too!!! Leaving Thursday and officially have one work day left :) YAY!

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