Saturday, May 9, 2009

Vacation Time....

It looks like our vacation in Colorado is back on! With the $400 repair work on my car and limited funds, our trip was uncertain. Then I cried and stamped my feet a bit and told Irv, "But I have to go on vacation!!!!" and now our trip is back on. I'm kidding......sort of. :)

I know that spending money right now isn't a very smart thing to do with the economy the way it is right now. We don't have a financial safety net to catch us if we fall...but each year I count on that trip. I count on it for time away, time with Irv, time with nature and time with Matt.

When our kids were little we rarely took vacations. We went to the Dells once or twice and were given a family trip to Disneyworld as a gift from Irv's employer at the time. Those were the only vacations we had back then. In more recent years, we have been to Colorado a couple of times and last year we went to Virginia to visit Michael and Bernadette.

I love packing up the car and getting in and just driving off. It's such an awesome feeling. I would definitely be one of those people that could hop in a car and drive around for months...wherever the road took me.

This year the road will take us back to Colorado, but this time to Telluride where we have never been. Telluride is a small town in the San Juan Mountains, surrounded by 13, 000 foot peaks.

I know a lot of people hate driving anywhere, but to me it is a wonderful part of the trip. I find it such a special time where Irv and I have hours (24 of them each way this trip) to just chat and plan and dream. I know Irv...the non-morning person, loves listening to me, the morning lover, chattering at 5:00 a.m.

The scenery is great for part of the trip and awful for part of it...I won't mention that big long state that starts with an N and ends with an A that is so flat and ho-hum where all you see are cattle...because I don't want to offend anyone. I'm sure it's a wonderful state. Most of northern Illinois isn't too pretty either. I just like the change of scene, no matter what it is.

I told Matt to find enough to keep us busy for 5 full days, and so far I know we will be kayaking down the beautiful San Miguel River that flows through town and visiting one of hot springs in the area, and I am sure we will be horseback riding in the mountains as well.

Ah.......vacation dreaming.


aliceinparis said...

Vacations are food for the soul!
I think that after your show, you will have a big nest egg you can put towards your trip! I love the mountains. Visited the Rockies for the first time last summer to see my brother.

Lanyardlady said...

Vacations are what you should spend money on. You can't put a price on time with your family and nourishing your creative spirit. Like the commercials say, you're worth it!

Martha said...

Glad you get to go on vacation, Telluride is awsome but I still like my Sierras best. Thanks for stopping by and visity the snake.

Angela said...

I have been vacation dreaming too! Last year we went on our first vacation since our honeymoon 7 years before!

I get my vacation the 3rd week of July and it can't seem to get here soon enough.

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