Monday, July 20, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday

This week Jolanthe from No Ordinary Moments is filling in for Kasey at All That is Good for Friend Makin' Monday! Head over and check out both of their blogs for some great tips and lots of cool pics on Kasey's blog as they are on a cool vacation right now!

So Jolanthe has chosen Vacations as the theme and here is what she says:

Today task ~ VACATIONS!!

This task has two parts {numbered ever-so-nicely for you}. You can do either one or both ~ it's up to you!

1. Tell us about the best {or worst} vacation that you've ever taken.

2. Tell us FIVE places/vacations that you would like to take at some point your life. It doesn't have to be next year...maybe it's the vacation of a lifetime or somewhere you just dream of going years from now.

To start off with I will tell you about our first vacation as a family, Hannah was about 18 months old and we went over to SoCal to visit my inlaws. We flew over. Total waste as far as I am concerned. We had to bring a pack-n play, carseat, stroller, 3 suitcases. It was ridiculous trying to carry all of it from our car where we left it in long term parking - hopped on the shuttle - traipsed through the airport til we finally came to the check in. Then it took forever to check everything in, by the time we got to the plane we were exhausted and sweating, dreading getting off the plane after the 40 minute ride to SoCal. The plane ride was uneventful - just the way I like my plane rides =). When we landed we collected all of our stuff and went off in search of a shuttle to take us to the rental car desk. Oi. Finally we got all loaded up in the Dodge Durango (which I adored driving) and got on the road for the 1 hour drive to the inlaws house in Friday evening traffic. Fun times.

We got to the inlaws house and pretty much just crashed! The rest of the trip was great though, we went to the beach, hung out and bbq'd at the house and swam, went to Joe's Crabshack on the beach which is one of my favorites just because you can watch the water while you are eating! lol. We stayed for a few days and then loaded everything back up and headed back to the car rental to return the car, then the shuttle again lugging everything, back to the airport and finally on the way home. I couldn't wait to get back to our apartment! It was then that we decided it didn't really save us any money and it was a huge pain the in butt to fly when you have to bring all the kid stuff. So we have just driven every time since then. Surprisingly Hannah does great on the trip and its not too long so that is helpful! We will be making that trip in 2 weeks again! Yay!!

Ok now for step 2, I am excited about this one because there are really a lot of places I would love to go!

I would love to go back to St Lucia for starters. It was so beautiful and I absolutely adore the Caribbean island vibe.

Another place I would love to go and stay for a while is Puerto Rico. My parents go every year and they absolutely love San Juan.

I would love to take a Caribbean cruise and visit a bunch of different ports.

I would love to go to Ireland one day.

I would love to go to the Mediterranean and visit all sorts of places!


  1. I love the places on your list. I also want to go to the Caribbean one day. I think I would be able to just sit and look at the water.

  2. Glad you had a good time despite the craziness of getting to your destination! For me, a trip to see my in-laws is always on the "worst" list! lol
    Happy FMM!

  3. Puerto Rico is awesome!! My dad took me there for Valentine's Day about 11 years ago. I LOVED it!!

  4. I love Southern California...the weather is so perfect!

    Loved your list...

    Happy FMM!

  5. My friends have been to Puerto Rico and said, that it's really beautiful. I would like to visit it too.

  6. There is no real benefit to traveling with small children now that airlines no longer pre-board families. Yeah, we've had those travel nightmares too.

  7. oh geez! traveling with a kid sounds like quite the adventure!

    i love your list of places you want to go, i would also love to go to ireland or scotland.

  8. Happy FMM! I would love to take a Caribbean cruise too! How fun!

  9. All of your destinations sound wonderful!!

    Happy FMM!!

  10. Hi there! Happy FMM! I loved your list. I would love to go to the Caribbean too - it looks so beautiful and relaxing!


  11. Traveling with kids (especially by air) can be a real pain! :)

    My hubby and I went to Puerto Rico for a few days this year...wish we could have stayed longer! Visiting Old San Juan was great!

    Happy FMM!


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