Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It has been raining and gloomy here for the past two days, and I have sat for hours at my computer trying to find us a place to go for our vacation. This year will be our 25th anniversary and we have been looking at France, Amsterdam, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and on and on. The thing is finding a flight to any of these places sucks! You either have to take a red eye, or get up at 4am to find anything affordable. Not to mention all the hassle of air travel in general, then when you get there you have to get a car, check in, try to figure out where to go, blah blah. Then there is the dog.... In my 20's and into my 30's I was on a plane almost every week and I have traveled a lot. My idea of a nice vacation does not include all of this travel hassle anymore. Not to mention all the travel Gerry has been doing lately. He just needs a quiet rest. I want to go somewhere and sit and watch the world slowly pass by, Gerry wants to fly fish and Wesley wants to write. I have been to all of the lower 48 states and I have to say one of my favorites is still North Carolina. We have the coast, the barrier islands, and the beautiful mountains. It's funny to be looking all over the world for a travel destination and then end up three hours from our house, but, today I found Sleepy Creek cabin. Doesn't that sound like heaven!? It's in the NC mountains near Boone, secluded, on a creek with a porch and rocking chairs. This is more like it. I'm just not into world travel anymore apparently. I didn't know this about myself until I started planning. I do want to go to France so I think I will just have Judy Shreve be my travel agent when I'm ready and she can plan the trip for me. I'll pay you Judy!