You know how they tell you to be spontaneous before you have kids…and by spontaneous I am talking about travel. (get your head out of the gutter you dirty people you) Since last month was a bust, The Captain and I decided it might be nice to fly out for our favorite type of vacation…an all inclusive vacation!!! I knew it was a long shot, but for some reason I believed that a last minute vacation deal, was a last minute vacation deal no matter when it happened…but as it turns out Presidents week is an exception. Everyone pretty much laughed at me when I tried to book a trip within our budget…bummer! So we were left to come up with a Plan B….and if you know me you know that Plan B and Jen don’t always work well together. I get a plan in my head….and changing that is tough. I know I WANT to go away, but I don’t know where? So now, my spontaneous trip may not work out at all…Why? Because this girl has trouble being spontaneous.
You may ask why I am insisting on going next week for our vacation. Well if you know anything about TTC you know it’s all about timing…so you do the math. But all that aside I really do want to have a nice carefree vacation with my husband…but when you are an idealist like me, I worry so much about making the new plans that I wonder if the trip will be relaxing at all. Then I figure…we have to leave in a couple of days so I have to book the trip, make plans to have someone care for the dog, be sad that I’m leaving the dog, pack both suitcases, and hope that everything else goes smoothly. I get that only a neurotic like me has all these thoughts going through their head. Most people would LOVE that their husband is willing to go away, and that you both have the time to go away, and even better you have the MONEY to go away….so what’s the issue? I ask myself the same question every day. The issue is me, and the issue is my stupid brain.
I wanted to go somewhere warm where I could get a tan, and drink pina coladas….but since that isn’t in the cards I am stuck as to where to go? (if I want to go anywhere else) The North East is cold (and I am so TIRED of the cold). We can drive. Which can be good, and Tinkerbell can come..but do I want to spend my vacation money that way? Most of Florida is cold, the Carolina’s are cold. I have no interest in visiting the Midwest right now. We talked about California, but that is a LONG trip for a couple of days. I went to www.vrbo.com (vacation rentals by owner) and thought maybe we could rent a house in Napa Valley…but that’s scary too. I have ZERO clue about where to stay in Napa. So how do you make the best choice on where to stay? But does it even matter? Isn’t the most important thing that I am going away with Captain Awesome? Some of my favorite memories are our vacations together. Why can’t I focus on that?
So there are my crazy and irrational thoughts. If there are any guys reading this you can use this as my admitting that I can be crazy and irrational like you think all women are. Will we go away next week?? I still have NO idea. But I guess if we do go I can call myself spontaneous right?? Or is the fact that I am writing this post and considering all possibilities make it not spontaneous?? Either way…I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve never been to Napa Valley, so I have no suggestions where to stay but here’s where Google can be a friend and hopefully give some good reviews of local accommodations! I vote that you go – selfishly to live vicariously through you -but also because I think you’d have a wonderful time away together!
Have you thought about a local bed and breakfast in the country nearby? Here in St. Louis we have a ton of wineries about two hours away and those are really popular for weekend getaways.
But I think I’m the same kind of neurotic as you – I worry about all those things before going on a trip.
We have some great local B and B’s around here, but its sooo expensive..so for like 2 nights we could end up spending $600 with lodging and food. So I have to ask myself is it worth it to spend that much or just wait…
Do let us know if you do find a place to enjoy!!! Just stopping over from The Classy Closet! Hope you can join us sometime on our Thursday chat nights!
Thanks for commenting Jen! I really have to write these times down! iI would love to visit the Thursday night Chats!
Stopping over from SITS. I totally feel you on being spontaneous. I am a planner, and if it is not planned I freak out! The one bit of advice I can offer though is when you do actually let yourself litteraly go with the flow you will have a wonderful time. Tested out the hard way! Good luck and I hope you get to go on vacation!
Yup! I totally freak out. I wish I didn’t:( lol It’s so true..when I do “go with it” I always ending up having a good time…its just making that first decision to “do it!”
Have you gone to budgettravel.com? We’re trying to plan a sorta last minute trip next month (hopefully my updated passport will arrive soon) to the caribbean. They have some pretty good deals.
Ya I’ve been to a bunch of the travel sites…If it wasn’t Presidents week it would be easy! 🙁
Oh, and I believe they have a few articles on the Napa area
I hope you and your hubby find a place to vacation too. Have you checked out – last minute travel websites, they are basically you book a few days before you leave and you are supposedly able to get a great deal. Where ever you two end up, enjoy it!
Hi Megan! Ya I’ve checked a bunch of them…its presidents weeks so the week is either blacked out or booked:(
Aww a vacation sounds wonderful!! Since the timing is kinds rough this cycle maybe wait and go next cycle? If you aren’t preggo by then and your cycle are predictable maybe the timing will be better? Good luck!!
Ashley I think this is what we may do. The timing just stinks…so we’ll see what happens and go another time!
Have you looked at Puerto Rico? Or Bermuda. I saw good deals for both recently. I will see if I can find them and see if Presidents’ week are black out dates.
We have been open for a lot! We really like all incusive and they don’t ahve that in Puerto Rico…and all the sites either black out presidents week, or they are booked!
I’ve stayed at the Copamarina Beach Resort in PR a bunch of times. They are all inclusive but definitely not for just a weekend trip. Sucks that they blackout Presidents’ weekend.
I’ve never been very spontaneous myself! I sorta wish we were, a trip would be sooo fun! I like to plan big trips, but I wish I could be like “next month we’re going HERE” My husband is not like that AT ALL! he hardly wants to go to the mall without planning ahead, haha!
You should plan a Babymoon!!! 🙂 around now or next month would be perfect!
Oh, decision, decisions…you should definitely travel NOW. I’m dying to go somewhere, anywhere with my husband. It’s not that I want or need to get away from the baby, because she’s super sweet and adorable, but I just want to feel like husband and wife. I always feel spontaneous and forget about the dishes and dusting when we (used to) stay at a hotel uptown and go out for a fancy dinner. 😉 One option is to plan a quick weekend get away now and then save up for a babymoon. Travel somewhere warm and fun during your sixth month of pregnancy – you’ll feel great and the ocean or pool will feel SO nice, and it will be a while before you can go away just the two of you again. That’s just my two cents…
Keep us updated on what you decide!
We went away last January and thought it was our last. lol oh well! I really want to take a “babymoon” as a sort of last horrah!