Friday, June 12, 2009

re: The List

Yeah, that list is way too long.

I did fold and put away all of the laundry, hung some shelves (!) and pictures, and got the kids to help me clean up a bit. That took over an hour.

Then I decided to plan for an imaginary 2011 (10th wedding anniversary) vacation. I like the idea of these overwater bungalows in Panama or these overwater bungalows in Bermuda. I like the overwater bungalow idea.

Then I started thinking maybe we should take the whole family to Costa Rica and now I'm researching that. A jungle adventure with monkeys and zip lines and beaches with my then almost 5 and 8 year old boys sounds like a lot of fun .

Then I was thinking we should do Atlantis in the Bahamas. Mr. Ashley and I visited once while we were on a cruise, and once an awesome boss took my whole company on a cruise and to dinner there, and it is amazing. The kids would love it. But it's sort of like the Disney World of travel...not really travel at all. Nice to have no worries though and I know that we like it and that the boys would love it.

So, that's pretty much what I've conquered so far.

I'm going to extend the list to be a whole weekend sort of list.


Melissa said...

I love Atlantis! We went there one day of our cruise, and just hung out at the water park!

Beautiful! except we didn't swim with the dolphins like I wanted to, but next time!!

I will swim with dolphins!

CBBC Chick said...

We apparently have the same taste in vacations.

#1 - stayed in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti on honeymoon. PARADISE!!!

#2 - Went to Atlantis once - Love, love, LOVED It!

#3 - If I could go anywhere in the world besides #s 1 & 2, it would be a jungle adventure to Costa Rica. I started planning it a few years ago for me & DH and then instead a whole-family vaca. to Vegas came up instead. It

Julie H said...

It's fun to dream :)

Bren said...

Ahhhh a tropical vacation. That sounds like a wonderful thing to plan!!!

Anonymous said...

One of my friends just went to Costa Rica; she said it's beautiful, but if you decide to venture off on your own it can get REAL ghetto REAL fast. Also check on their rainy season - I'm not sure when it is, but it's for like a 5 or 6 month period every year.

I'm having neighbor issues of my own too, and at this point I think I'd trade a poop bomb for the annoying-ass old people behind us. I just posted about it if you're curious.

Happy Saturday,


Maggie said...

IMHO your kids are too little for an expensive vacation. Maybe a nice trip to a cabin on a lake? That's all we could manage and keep our sanity--much less relax--until the youngest one was six.

Tara said...

I vote for Atlantis. My hubbie surprised me with a trip there last year. It was AWESOME!!! Saw Julia Roberts and family there! They were filming her latest movie with Clive Owen there. Little did we know that we could've been extras. Darn!
Gorgeous, fun, relaxing...

With kids...tons to do. They would love it. We plan to take our kids there some day.

Former Fat Chick said...

I am planning a 80's theme re-newal of the vows for our 20th (august 2010) wedding anniversary...very ala Wedding Singer!

Mandy Mae said...

I have heard that Atlantis is a complete zoo and that you shouldn't stay there, but that you can get a day pass to do all the fun stuff there...though I haven't done my own research, so I could be totally wrong on that, as could the people who went there.

We are planning a 2012 trip to Sandals in the Bahamas and nixed Atlantis due to the terrible reviews we heard.

Amo said...

We almost went to work with an adventure travel company in Costa Rica:

They are an awesome company and every aspect of your vacation is custom tailored. (No three hour bus ride with 30 Japanese travelers.)

Unless that's your sort of trip...

Melodie said...

My 10th wedding anniversary will be in 2011, too. I've been thinking of planning a nice vacation, too, but it will definitely be without the kiddos. I'm not going to spend that much money just to be stressed out by my kids the entire time we're away.