4.18.2013

I'm Traveling Baby!!

I love to travel.  It's so much easier getting through busy exhausting weeks when you know you have really fun travel plans to look forward to far, far away from work and chores.  A place where the only thing on the agenda includes things like wine, flip flops and exploring.  Last year's trip to Europe was epic.   The after glow kept me going for a while but I'm ready for more.  Having travel plans on the horizon helps keep me happy.

Trip #1 is just a weekend mini getaway really centered around a sporting event but I have to pack and book a hotel so it still counts.  I'll be heading up to Los Angeles TOMORROW for the 2013 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at UCLA.  Mj bought two tickets to all sessions as a Christmas gift with the understanding that the extra ticket was NOT to be for him.  He said he'd go if I couldn't find a date but would rather not.  It's a 3 day 4 session event which is a lot of gymnastics for a non gymnastics fan to sit through and I might have made him except that a friend of his is coming in from out of town and I knew he really wasn't interested.  I was all set to go by myself and sell my extra ticket but my mom volunteered to come with me and insisted that should could not allow me to go alone.  It couldn't have worked out better.  I'll get some great quality time with my mom and I'll have someone to share this awesome Gymnastics event with.  So it's me, my momma and gymnastics this weekend and I'm really excited about it.

I'm going back to Vegas this year for trip #2 in May with my older sister and my very pregnant good friend who lives in Alaska.  Is it weird that she's going to be 8 months pregnant chillin' at the pool in Vegas?  Kinda.  But she doesn't care.  She loves poker.  She's so good she'll probably make enough money to cover her plane ticket.  She's just dying to get away from Alaska which from the sounds of things sucks big time and if she doesn't care about her big round belly entering the casino before she does then we don't either.  It'll be good to see her and spend some quality time with my older sis before she moves out of state again.

Trip #3 takes us to the Washington DC metro area.  We will start out in Delaware visiting Mj's family for a few days then we'll hop over to Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia visiting some of Mj's friends and exploring DC.  The last time we went to DC it was a side stop over on the way back from Delaware.  It was December and it was FREEZING!  I was so miserable that I didn't even want to see the White House.  My face was turning into an ice block and my limbs were starting to go numb.  This time I can actually enjoy the experience and see more things.  We snagged our airline tickets for only $246 on Valentine's day.  Dynamite deal.  I have not paid that little for an airline ticket in a long time. 

Six long months later is trip #4.  In December we will be going to Maui for 8 days!!!  Europe was a city vacation.  Exhausting, frenetic but still amazing of course.  DC is also going to be a city vacation.  We went to Oahu for our honeymoon two years ago and that was our last lying around on the beach sipping fruity drinks vaca so I'd say it's time for another.  I can't wait to explore a new Island.  The hotel is booked but we still need to get our airfare.

We might throw in one other trip in there somewhere because I need to use my timeshare.  It would just be a short one not to far away.  I'm barely into trip #1 and my mind is already conjuring up European trip ideas for next year too.  I told you I love to travel!  Some people have no desire to ever travel and see anyplace new and I don't get it.  The upside is that you save a lot of money if you never go anywhere but the downside is that you miss out on so much!  The world is vast.  It's bursting with different cultures, amazing places to experience and memories to make with people that you care about.  There are so many adventures to be had outside of our little work and home life bubble.  I say, might as well get out there and see it.  That's what I plan on doing anyways.



16 comments :

Brittany said...

WOW, Cece!! You have so many exciting trips coming up this year! Must admit I'm a little envious :). I've been begging Zach just to take ONE trip...I can't imagine how thrilled you are to be doing so many fun things in the upcoming months. Vegas will be a blast! And so will Maui! My brother lives in Honolulu so we are hoping to go stay with him and his wife, but we shall see if Z makes it happen :)

Faith said...

So I'm super jealous! I will never understand why people don't like to travel. It's my favorite thing ever! I'll rather travel than shop to be honest :)

I'm already excited for your pictures from Maui!

Law_Fal said...

sounds exciting!!!! I love to travel too. It is so mind opening being able to experience new places and new things! have fun!

Nylse said...

the travel bug is a good one to catch!!! I totally agree with your last paragraph.

The Funky Junkie said...

Wow, sounds like a busy year coming up! I'm with you, I always need plans (usually travel plans!) to look forward to get me through the mundane work days. If you are going to be in the DC area and have some extra time, send me an email! It would be fun to meet a blogger friend in real life! :)

Ameena said...

How exciting...I love to travel too so I'm really thrilled for you!

I live right by UCLA...too bad I'll be at work and then in Pasadena. Otherwise we could have met if you had some time.

You and my husband share some serious distaste for cold weather. He couldn't have written that part about DC!

Tomes Edition said...

Your trips sounds exciting and fun and I LOVE to travel as well. Actually planning a US & Canada trip for June , so exicted.

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I'm with you! A few months after we finish one vacation, I'm thinking about the next one!

Whitney Cypert said...

Sooooo (with 100 more o's) jealous!! I seriously live for vacations/traveling. My mom leaves for Amsterdam tomorrow and I am so jealous. G and I are going on one trip to Ruidoso, NM this summer, which will be fun. And I'm flying into Austin to see Taylor Swift with my mom and sister. I wish I was going to Maui! I'm going to have to live through you this summer and in December!

Stephanie said...

What an exciting itinerary!!! I love having travel plans mapped out that give you something to look forward to! And Maui is a fantastic way to wrap up the year. :)

The Happy Homeowner said...

This is awesome! I'm pretty much always in support of traveling, and I love hearing about the plans others are setting. You're going to have a blast on all of these trips!

LWLH said...

Ooooh I'm excited to read about all your travels over the next couple of months. We have a roadtrip planned but that's it this year.

Pegster said...

This is so exciting. I love that you are not scared of going places. Such great travel plans you have in store.

I am like you, as soon as I come back from one vacation, I am already planning the next. Children definitely did not stop us from traveling :).


PS - While reading through past posts, I was totally drooling over your pictures from your trip to Europe. Looked like such a great time was had by all

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

That is amazing, have a great time!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Ashley R said...

Yes!!! How fun :) Can't wait for all of the updates :)

Kim Jackson said...

Sounds like you have a fun year planned! I love to travel too and can't wait for my next vacation, which will hopefully be in late June--though I'm not sure where I am going yet. I just know I need to go SOMEWHERE. LOL.

Kim
www.PishPoshPerfect.com

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