June 05, 2006

R & R

I am long overdue for a vacation, LONG overdue. My boss (Mom) has been trying to get me to go but the timing and the coverage haven't been there. We had hired a new girl several months ago, but she just doesn't have enough going on upstairs to cover the office.

Now, however, my step-sister has joined us - though only part-time. She is one smart cookie, a quick learner, and quite type A. This may mean I can feel comfortable enough with the situation to leave. Yay!

So here's the deal, I am thinking of a week to ten days but I don't know where to go or what to do. Oh, and I am most likely going alone :-(

My ideas so far:

  • A Spa - love the idea of a week to jump start my health with good food and exercise classes, with some personal pampering thrown in.
  • Tampa - I used to live there (for 1 year) and I miss some stuff. I would love to have some of that great Cuban food (we've got nothing like it here, even at the Cuban restaurants), Busch Gardens has some great roller coasters (when I lived there I had a membership), the gulf coast beaches are lovely (never got the whole 'beach thing' until I saw those beauties) Maybe not so fun alone.
  • San Francisco/Napa/Sonoma - I also lived there, and I know I love the area. Not sure I can make a whole week out of it, though, and not so fun alone.
  • New York - I loved my last visit (though summer seems an uncomfortably humid time?) and I have a step-sister and a niece living there, so I could do some good visiting.
  • A cruise somewhere warm and exotic - Bahamas, Cancun, Puerto Rico, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Jamaica....?
  • Austin - Never been, heard it's cool
  • Somewhere else...? Any ideas?
Where would you go and why?

Posted by Vox at June 5, 2006 04:20 PM | TrackBack | personal

I went to Cancun in 2004 at Christmas, and it was gorgeous. But everyone said that in the summer it's miserable -- hot and humid (even though that's when most people go). I've also been to Austin this time of year, and found it a touch uncomfortable because of the humidity. But if you're used to Tampa, Austin would probably be easy for you.

I would like you to go on a cruise and report back. I've been thinking about going on a cruise for YEARS. Just haven't pulled the trigger.

Posted by: Special Agent Johnny Utah at June 5, 2006 05:40 PM

I lived in Tampa - but I didn't really get used to the humidity :-)

My whole family loves to cruise, though I have never joined them (maybe that's why they love it so much...) I have never heard a complaint from them, and it is because of their recommendation that I am even considering it. I don't know why, but it just isn't something I would naturally have put on the list - but with so many people I know pushing it, there has to be something to it, right? Besides, they have some incredible ships now with rock walls and casinos and spas......

Posted by: Vox at June 5, 2006 06:31 PM