Va-ca-tion – A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation.
Some folks think of vacation and they think sightseeing, tour buses, non-stop activity. Jeff and I are very literal folks. We stick closer to the actual definition of the word.
As proof, I offer this photo. During a lazy stroll from my beach chair to the towel shack, I saw this colorful shrub and snapped a photo. Then I pointed the camera towards Jeff. He hid behind his pina colada. I didn’t argue. That was the end of the photography. For the rest of the trip we enjoyed the sunshine, the tropical drinks and the local cuisine so much that stopping to remove the lens cap seemed like too much work.
Maybe someday I’ll regret the lack of photographic evidence of this trip, but probably not. It was the perfect break. Like most people, I’m not very good at living in the moment. But really, it is amazing how quickly the everyday stresses of work and life faded away on this trip.
The stress didn’t disappear completely however. We did rush to an early dinner one night so we could be back to our room in time to watch the Red Sox on ESPN Deportes (completely in Spanish). Thankfully, they won.
Because in less than a month Jeff and I will be sitting by this pool, under a palapa, sipping something containing rum. To celebrate the fact that we are both officially “in our forties” we splurged on a tropical getaway, and I used up all my long accumulated 60,000 frequent flyer miles to upgrade our flights to first class. No sitting with the great unwashed for us! We will have free earphones, free slippers, free champagne, and plenty of room to knit. Yippee!
4 jobs you have had:
Microfilm technician and inspector
Inbound telesales at a travel/tour operator for senior citizens
4 movies you could watch over and over:
Far and Away
Sense and Sensibility
(I’m a sucker for a good romance, what can I say..)
4 TV shows you love to watch:
The Amazing Race
4 of your favorite foods:
Good dark chocolate
Baked stuffed lobster
Is red wine a food?
4 Websites you visit daily:
imdb.com (almost daily)
4 places you’ve been on vacation:
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Road trip to Saratoga Springs, NY – to see the Travers Stakes
4 places you would rather be right now:
Lounging on a tropical beach, eyes closed, listening to the crashing waves
In a sidewalk cafe in Paris, sipping a glass of wine, watching Parisians walking their dogs
Sitting on the porch of my new dream home, needles clicking, enjoying the fantastic view
Any one of these destinations
4 bloggers you are tagging:
Any others that have absolutely nothing to report on knitting but feel the need to post.