Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Life: Going Where?

Now that we're into the month of January, so many of us are posting pictures of snow, snow covered houses, icicles and other winter wonders that I thought I'd be different.  Yep, I thought I'd share with you some sunshine!!  No, not just my personality...I mean real honest to goodness sunshine!!

So, for the next few Saturdays, the "My Life" series will hopefully entertain you with a few pictures and stories from a trip to Punta Cana that I took with my daughter five years ago.  All I can tell you is, that you haven't lived until you've been on vacation with Jennifer and I!

Well, lets start at the beginning.  I had retired in the summer and by September, my daughter had me totally convinced me that I deserved a trip to "somewhere special".  Since she's a wiz on the computer booking trips and finding the best deals, it was no surprise that she called me that day to tell me about the trip we were about to embark upon.

"Get your passport ready, Mom," she said with a giggle and a grin in her voice.  "We're leaving on Wednesday.  You'll have to drive up to Connecticut, stay at my house overnight.  We board the plane in New York on the morning of September 21st and we'll arrive at the hotel that afternoon."  She went on and on.  "Mom, it's such a great deal...five days, all inclusive, including our airfare!"  The last thing I remember hearing was, "you'd better start packing." 

And so it was.  I was off on another road trip heading to Connecticut on Tuesday the 20th.  I would stay at my daughter's and we would drive to the airport in the morning, leaving her car in airport parking for the five days.  

I was nervous.  No.  Scared was more like it!  I'm a "hick from the sticks" and this worldly traveler thing was just a little too much for me.  However, I had my daughter with me who is really pretty savvy, if you know what I mean.  She'd get me through it...and did she ever!!!...:)


gld said...

That's the only way I would travel...if my daughter went with me! I have never flown.....and probably never will.

texwisgirl said...

Thelma and (younger) Louise! :)

Tiggeriffic said...

Several years ago Tracie won a trip to Nassua. She said Mom you need to go with me.. I jumped to the chance~ off we went.. It was so beautiful and we had a great time.. We were there for 5 days too.
We have sunshine this morning and it's great.. It's 5 degrees.. I went outside earlier and it was really nice..
have a tiggeriffic day..from Iowa
P.S. I poisoned the mice...

ClassyChassy said...

This sounds like it could be very entertaining! And - we can use some sunshine right about now!

Nancy said...

I'm not a flyer -- would rather drive. Last trip was to Vegas in 2001, before 9/11.

forestwalk/laura k said...

oh brave one! last time i flew was years visit my brother in NYC post 9/11. never again!

but HEY! i don't have to actually fly take me along on this adventure!! i'm sure it will be...knowing YOU!! :]

Chatty Crone said...

And a great memory too. sandie


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