Sunday, July 31, 2005

Well, woo and hoo. We are going to Los Cabos for our anniversary next year. How can we possibly know that, you ask?? We went to a timeshare presentation yesterday for Trendwest (to get the free trip and a champagne cruise on Lake Washington), and DID NOT buy their membership (good deal, good idea, wrong time, and if we WERE to buy, we would get one off of ebay, which would be much cheaper), but we DID buy their trial membership, which basically means we bought 8000 points, which gets us a week in Los Cabos, Mexico during peak season. We can use it any time in the next year, and if we DID decided to sign up with them, we would get to use the money we paid for these points as our down payment for the membership, which is nice. We also got our free trip, which will obviously be to Las Vegas. We love Vegas! Nice place to go for short trips, not too far, always a good time.

So now, we are going to Puerta Vallarta on October 29, to Vegas sometime this winter, may be January or February, and to Los Cabos in June. We had been planning to go to Hawaii next year, but maybe we will put that off. I am planning a trip somewhere with Alexsandra, haven't decided when or where yet. If any readers out there have suggestions or want to come with us, you are more than welcome. It would be a shorter, 3-4 night trip somewhere, most likely just back to Disneyland again, but somewhere else if I can think of another good place. I had a lot of fun last time, and it would be good for her to get to know me again and have some good quality time. I don't think Papa will be coming, although he is certainly invited as well. Alexsandra is busy thinking of ideas........

So that is our vacation schedule for the next year or so. In the short term, I am planning to go on another hike next week, not sure where yet. I want to buy one of those walking poles. They take up to 20% of the strain off your legs, and are great for balance, I am told. I am going to get an earlier start this time, and have no appointment to get to, so I can walk all day. It was really good exercise last time, and so refreshing! I am combining the exercise factor, the getting outside and away from the keyboard factor, and the creativity factor, with my photography. I am going to attempt to remember to bring my photography instruction book with me, and take more pictures playing with all the settings I have. I might even venture southward to Mt Rainier, since I have been wanting to go there for quite a while. I'll have to check out the forecast and see what it says. But...should be a fun time. I definitely have a new hobby.

4 comments:

Davinie said...

I didn't see anything about Oregon. I guess it's too far.

alyca said...

For hiking or for Alexsandra?? For Alexsandra's trip, I don't want to spend half the trip driving somewhere, so we won't be heading to Oregon. I am going to try to squeeze the trip in so that I don't have to use any vacation time, or at least very minimal. We will fly somewhere at the crack of dawn, get there early and relax away.

Davinie said...

Nope, not talking about Alexsandra's trip. We see her every 6 weeks or so. She doesn't need to take an extra trip down here to see us.

Mama-Beans said...

Wow, sure wish I could head back to Disneyland! That was SO much fun! I've got to wait another 10 years or so.... waiting till my youngest is 9 or 10 so that she can go on all the rides! You could always just go to Sea Side Oregon.. lots of fun stuff for kids there.. beach tricycles, paddle boats, aquarium, fun fun! Plus, inexpensive and it can be as short as you want!