Friday, October 19, 2007

cast your vote

Yeah, it's 4am and I'm posting, but I've been kept awake this night and I just need something to get my mind out of the bathroom. Yonder computer will entertain me with more BMW tidbits and I will surf to some electric vehicle sites starting with this one and dream about an electric car that actually performs like a car. It would be awesome to carve corners at Summit Point making no noises but tires squealing...

On to the subject...

Now that all this hubbub has died down to a dull roar there is some time to relax. I will have some regular blood checks to do between the end of whacking the tumor but before the surgery to remove it. Otherwise, I'll be home just getting my strength back until then. Since surgery will most definitely lay me up even longer, we've toyed with taking a vacation. Jody and I are fortunate enough to be able to afford to take a week off and get away and we are thankful for it.

Surgery will be the week after Thanksgiving and we anticipate having family and friends the week of Thanksgiving so we're looking to get away before then.

Two destinations keep popping up largely because they were two of the most relaxing places we'd ever been; Isla Mujeres in Mexico, and taking another cruise.

In reverse, a cruise would be great again because this time we'd go just for the ship. No attempts to adventure anywhere off the ship, just us and the lounge chairs and no effort to eat or drink. One possibility is cruising with a line not so popular with kids. One minor irritation was the level of noise on the cruise we took back in April so fewer kids would be nice. That's also a minus because we did just take a cruise for our anniversary back in April. But a big plus would be the comfort level on a ship which just about guarantees a relaxing trip.

Isla Mujeres was the island Jody and I visited on our last vacation as boyfriend and girlfriend; we came home engaged to be married. :D A return trip could be relatively stress free but not as effortlessly as a cruise. Jody would be put upon to do all of the speaking (No hablo mucho EspaƱol) and the trek to the island would definitely require all of my energy if we were to go today. I'd be wiped out by the time we got there unless I get a lot more strength back soon. We'll go back there in the future nonetheless so trying to go just for this time before surgery isn't a dealbreaker. It would be great though just sitting under a palapa all day. Just imagining it now is soothing away a little of the last few months. :sigh:

Feel free to post alternatives. I want to be warm and relaxed and preferably close to a pool or ocean without a care in the world but hopefully able to order a girly-drink without Jody's assistance as an interpreter.

8 comments:

laura said...

If you wanted to stay in the states, but perhaps rent a house oceanside, now's a good time to go to St. George Island in Florida. It's a quaint town that's pretty much wound down for the season. There are enough eatery places as long as you like seafood, they have a fairly decent mexican joint, or you could do your own meals at the house.

Have Jodi give me a call if you want more details.

Jason said...

No noises but the tires squealing? Where is the fun in that? Especially with all those other cars on track how are you gonna know when to shift? Unless of course you choose the girlie transmission again ;)

Enjoy the vacation John, you deserve a break :) We'll miss you at VIR.

Nittany Knits said...

I'm hitting up the vacation idea myself with good news having come my way as well. Boy am I looking forward to some down time after the past month and a half!!!! I'm only getting away for a weekend so I'm quite envious of the entire week you are taking. Enjoy no matter what you decide!!!!

Scattered Gemini said...

I'd vote for the cruise that way it would be comfy and relaxing for both you and Jody. I'm sure you both need that!

We're not doing anything as exotic, we're only meeting up with my Mom and her man in Williamsburg Nov 3rd - 6th. We'd stay longer but Deb has EMT classes on Tues. & Thurs. nights. I already have a yarn shop visit lined up. ;) Heehee.

James said...

Other locals to consider though not as exotic. Myrtle beach, a quiet part of the keys are some US locations to consider.

Amie said...

Bermuda feels extremely mediterranian, but is entirely english speaking. Since the whole country is less than four miles, we rented a little moped to go everywhere, and it was lovely.

Sammyl69 said...

Its too bad you don't know anybody who lives five blocks from the beach in southern florida who has an extra bedroom and bathroom at 1446 Lenox Avenue Miami Beach 33139 where you could stay for free......

Save your money and come stay for free.If you want you could also combine a visit here with a cruise since Miami is the cruise capital of the world
Steve

tinkknitz said...

How about a cruise to Bermuda? Keeps the tromping around to a minimum but still feels exotic and has girlie drinks with umbrellas. That's what I did. If you do, make sure your ship DOCKS at the port and you don't have to use another boat to "tender" in to port every day if you do chose to go ashore. Have fun making your plans.