Wednesday, February 21, 2007

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N


my folks are here for the next month, and as always graciously offered to watch the kids while t and i went somewhere. anywhere.

now before surgery i had these grand ideas of trekking through the hill towns of tuscany. this kind of travel really suits the two of us... we love to tour, learn, absorb, eat, drink, and wallow in a new culture from early morning until late night. for some reason, this is entirely relaxing to us, and we'd probably travel nonstop given the chance.

after surgery-- although i am almost completely recovered in less than 2 weeks-- a physically challenging trip didn't seem like such a grand idea. i'm still not allowed heavy lifting, and i still tire out a little faster than i'm used to. normally the idea of an all-inclusive tropical vacation sounds ho-hum to us, but right now it actually sounds good to us. a little r & r might be just what the doctor ordered, literally.

i started researching bargains, deals, locations, flights, and most of all, user reviews (tripadvisor.com rocks). after a week of going through travel websites (BookIt.com rocks) with a fine-toothed comb, we finally decided on the dominican republic. feeling good about the price, i went on the next day to book a 6 day/ 5 night vacation, and found that it was $150 less than the day before! cha-ching! we felt even better, and now we've got our plans in hand for a tropical paradise in mid-march. i'll let y'all know how it goes.

other than that, busy busy busy. filing tax receipts, doing household projects, getting back to volunteering at school, and helping t prepare for his trip to nyc. if anybody's there, go visit him at the comic convention at the javits center this weekend!

13 comments:

ML said...

I'm so glad you recovered so quickly. Vacation in the Dominican Republic sounds like a slice of heaven. I love it that you got such good deals!

J said...

Wow...that sounds GREAT. Have a wonderful time! Parents rock!

Glad you're feeling so much better so fast. That's a relief.

beenzzz said...

Sounds like you have your hands really full at the moment. That's so great that you are getting a nice vacation. I bet the Dominican Republic will be absolutely gorgeous. Take lots of pictures and share with us! Glad to hear that you are almost completely recovered from your surgery. Wow! You are a trooper!

Domestic Slackstress said...

Just found your blog. I love your profile. I also drive a minivan! Ug. How does this happen to us ... when all the 80s Aquanet wears off and we wake up with three kids demanding more syrup on their toaster waffles? Nice blog.

booklogged said...

Cha-ching, indeed! What a lovely vacation to have in your near future. The picture looks so inviting and relaxing.

Jay said...

Yeah, you'll definitely appreciate the opportunity to relax. Jason and I went to Mexico 2 weeks ago, and my only goal was to escape the snow.

Lotus Reads said...

Oooooooo, the Dominican Republic is beautiful, I am so jealous! Go and have yourself a great time, you deserve it! I'm going to check tripadvisor and Bookit.com myself, perhaps I can have a virtual holiday! :)

hellomelissa said...

ml-- i am an el-cheapo dealmaster.

j-- how many times have i written about how my parents rock? y'all must be getting sick of it by now.

beenzzz-- now if i can only get the taxes in to the accountant before we leave!

DS-- that aquanet haze was deceptive, wasn't it??

booklogged-- it does LOOK inviting and relaxing... now to find out if we actually will like it!

jay-- i looked at a TON of mexico sites, but the cheapie in me settled for, well, the cheapest vacation!

lotus-- you are no more jealous than i was of your trip to india. have you been to the dr?

Da Mommy said...

But man it is TRUE, your parents ROCK!! That looks like a great place to spend some r & r time, wowwee, have fun!! You DO have a passport right? It's required now!!
Glad to see you back on your blog, guess I know now where you have been, haha!

Secret Pal said...

Just plain J-E-A-L-O-U-S here. That could actually be heaven...

Autumn's Mom said...

ok, now I'm jealous. JEASLOUS. You are very lucky to have such great parents. Bring me back some sun and sand!!!

gmcountrymama said...

A warm tropical vacation sounds soo nice. Any vacation away from my kids, who at this moment are fighting over who has more brown play dough, sounds nice and relaxing. Have a great time.

Angela in Europe said...

OH how cool! I can't wait to hear all about it.