Wednesday, April 10, 2013

take me away!

I'm sitting here in full long underweared glory and not happy about that.  I mean, I appreciate the long underwear serving its purpose, I'm just not happy with my needing its services on April freaking 10th.

Oh well, we typically get days like this in April.  Winter's way of thumbing its nose at us, not willing to just leave quietly.  It started Monday night.  In fact, I was tuting up north a few miles.  Coming home, I was practically able to just put the car in neutral and let the wind blast me all the way to my house.

Then we got a snow/wind day on Tuesday, which was appreciated, but I still came down with fever.  Cabin fever.

Magnum and I have been dreaming and talking about travelling lately.  To someplace sunny and warm and non United States.  Not any time REAL soon, but it's fun to think about and plan.

Remember I've never been anywhere.  Magnum's rich Uncle Sam sent him traveling around the world during his days in the Army.  I've never really been out of the US other than the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and Acuna, Mexico.    But I have been to The Corn Palace.  After that, what is there?

The last time I even flew on an airplane was just a few months before 9/11.  Air travel has changed since then.  And it just so happens that I share the maiden name of a known white supremacist nazi US citizen.

So there's another reason to go someplace warm and casual.  I'll be able to leave the long underwear behind in place of clothing that's easily shed for the TSA...

Earlier this week, the tutoring site asked students where they would like to go for spring break.  They got a lot of responses from tutors as well as students.  Seems like recreational travel is on a lot of people's minds.  I didn't answer because I couldn't narrow it down to just one destination.

I'll take suggestions, though!  In the meantime, I'll settle for a warmer Colorado.


lotta joy said...

There's no place like home, so take the money you'd spend going somewhere else, and use it to make your home feel more like a vacation house.

That's what I did. . . . six months before we MOVED. Not that I'm bitter.

Anonymous said...

Your impending weather made OUR news a few days ago. Of course, it's not impending for you anymore... I felt your pain knowing what you would be going through! (And I was laid up on the couch for days because of it.) ;)
May I suggest, if you're really gonna go all out, that you consider the Mediterranean. Beautiful - warm - laid back. I'd LOVE to actually live there some day. The Windstar cruise that we took through the Italian and French Rivieras eons ago was our best splurge ever. Just sayin.
Hope this was winter's last hurrah for you. It's definitely time for it to be movin on.

Abby said...

It's only recently that I've gotten the travel bug. Until now, I've been a home sweet homer. (I think it's the president's fault).

Abby said...

Aw, thanks for your sympathy pains 8/.
The Mediterranean is very inviting! Consider it in the running. Magnum has mentioned wanting to go there too. I admit to having a bit of cruise-phobia. Maybe I shouldn't read the news?

And on a weather note, the Dirty Girls have scheduled a mud run here for this coming Saturday. We tried to warn 'em!

Larz said...

Moab is awesome this time of year (not too hot yet). Also, that ecard is about the best thing I've ever seen.

Rock Chef said...

Don't come to Britain if you want good weather - that is never guaranteed here!

If you are thinking about Europe, you could think southern France, Italy, Sicily, etc.

Going the other way, how about Australia?

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I know. People were literally begging them to consider changing the date. It'll be interesting to see what month they choose for next year. If they smarten up, I may be making another trip out there. :)

Abby said...

We lived in Utah for about 4 years, never went to Moab. Stupid...

Abby said...

Back when we were tennis geeks, we dreamed of attending Wimbledon. Our luck, we'd get rained out.

Terri said...

Ah, so it's YOUR fault! That winter weather arrived here and invaded the Minnesota spring today. Yuck.

I've not been many places either. The recent trip to Arizona to move the parents back home didn't exactly count as nor feel like a vacation and I've got the itch to get out of Dodge too. Hope you get your chance.

Rock Chef said...

Yes, they carefully plan Wimbledon to coincide with a week of rain. Having said that, an old aunt of mine used to go there a lot and always seemed to miss the wet days. Don't know how she did it!