Monday, March 21, 2005

I have rearranged my vacation time 4 times already. So far the only firm date is a trip to the beach to see my mother while my aunt is visiting from Germany. The rest is up in the air. I have about 8 days in August because I hate August so I get out of work and go do something cool and refreshing.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I can't remember what I posted last time I was here. This is pretty sad. I genuinely thought that this site would get me movtivated to plan a truly fine vacation but it hasn't worked like that. I'm overwhelmed by my desire to have a truly fine vacation. Like it's way out of reach. With my debt load I have a hard time justifying anything that isn't necessary. Even if I go "nowhere" this year that doesn't mean I'll actually save for a great vacation.

So what is a great vacation? Marathon key? I have a vague recollection of someone tellling me they have nude beaches there. Any beach is fine. I could wait until June and just go to Virignia Beach. That would be easy. Then I would have beach. I have thought about islands. There are some off of Florida and Georgia. The Bahamas are always good. One year my parents went to Bermuda. I'd like to see the white sand and blue water.

A half-dream is to see the faces of Mt Rushmore in person. I've seen a couple of pictures that put it into scale. I"m afraid I'll be disappointed.

Anyway, my real vacation this year is scheduled (so far) for April and August with one week still to be decided. I'd like to stay home and work on the house: painting, deck work, etc. Then I'd also like a week at the beach and then I would like to see my son and his family in Milwaukee. Seems too mundane. But I guess that's it for this year.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

No luck deciding what to do this year. I grabbed a week in April and a week in August. I get 5 more days in the next round. Gee, I hope something good comes along.