Friday, April 11, 2008

Getting Ready

We are getting ready for our sailing trip! We leave next Saturday and it couldn't come soon enough. I'm so looking forward to a vacation! A relaxing, warm vacation.

I'm getting very excited! Tonight we are going shopping for a few things, then we need to pack our bags and do a test weigh in. You see, we can only bring 20 lbs per person. That's right...20 lbs. But that should be ok because we will be wearing swimsuits the whole time that weigh next to nothing...but I want to take my big camera, which might be challenging. We already mailed a box of books and sunscreen down so that we don't have to fit that into our bags.

I think one of the things I like about vacations is the anticipation leading up to the event. Getting new music, making playlists, getting new bathing suits, new books, looking at the map and plotting the course...all of that leads into something exciting. It's something to look forward to. There's also some nervousness...will we catch our connecting flight that has a short layover, will the airlines cooperate and run our flights at all, will everyone get along for 7 days? But these things also help provide a sense of adventure.