So many of you already know this about me but most probably do not. I don’t really like vacations. Let me explain.
Now what I do love is being off work. But what I don’t love is long vacations. I am an admitted homebody. I like short weekend trips and that does me just fine. I have never traveled outside of the US – other than Mexico. I don’t have any real desire to travel outside of the US (except for maybe one place). Maybe I am a little too “country” but it just does not appeal to me.
I’m sure I am missing out on lots of great stuff. I don’t disagree with that. The thing is I like being at home.
However I make a few exceptions – like this week. This is what I like to do for a vacation – travel to visit wonderful friends and / or family and just spend time together. No need to do touristy stuff – just regular every day life is fine with me.
Take today for instance – Elizabeth and I have access to a boat on the beautiful lake but right now we are watching t.v. , returning emails, reading (I am on my 3rd book of the trip) and just really doing nothing. We feel sort of guilty…but not too much. I am totally content to just look out the beautiful windows of this wonderful lakeside home and just look. I’m perfectly happy with a mid-afternoon nap. We stay up late (cocktails are involved) and sleep in. This is vacation for me.
Now this year I did tell myself that I would travel outside of the US – but I haven’t gotten there yet. Maybe one day. Until then, I’ll just enjoy my little trips here and there. .