Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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!