So we are going to be feeling kinda rich in a few weeks, methinks. One part of the plan is a nice, kidless vacation for G and me after he defends the mountain hydrology masterpiece of a dissertation sometime later this year.
We are going to have our 15th wedding anniversary this August and this trip will be a combined celebration of that along with the Ph.D. and (we think) the fam being complete. Lots to celebrate! Plus, our original honeymoon in 1993 comprised 3 days in Park City. Not to complain about that, but it is time to do it up right.
Here's what we want: Something warm, probably with a beach, quiet, romantic, not too touristy but with amenities - we don't want to feel like we're camping.
Here are the contenders:
- We went to Hawaii 12 years ago, to the Big Island and Oahu. Loved it, would totally go again. Might want to explore another island. Suggestions welcome.
- A long time ago when I worked at WordPerfect Magazine someone mentioned Ixtapa. I was interested. I'm still interested. Somewhere on the Mexican Riviera might be great.
- Somewhere Caribbean might also be fun, but I think it would cost us more since we are straight up West Coastin'.
- Possibly, for a wild card, some funky beach location in Southeast Asia, Australia, or New Zealand. Again, cost is a concern, but you know, maybe we could find a deal!
The photo, by the way, is Playa Linda in Ixtapa. Looks nice, huh? Good dream fuel.
I am also squirreling away some money for my own dream vacation when I turn 35 next year. By then of course I will be totally fit and strong and hot stuff and fighting off Parisian men with my chic little umbrella. And I'm not talking about Paris, Idaho, although I love it there, too.