Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Celebrating a Milestone

In September my husband and I will celebrate the anniversary of the first time we met twenty years ago.  Six months later in March we will celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary.

Recently we were invited to go with some friends to Hawaii on an all expense paid trip.  Unfortunately we had to turn the opportunity down because I am in the middle of building a new business.  While the building is exciting and demanding and draining and exhilarating I knew going off on vacation only days after we opened our doors was just not feasible.

We were both pretty bummed out.  Me, more so.  My guy is pretty great and understood that I needed to be here during these first few trying weeks.  Not me, even as I was saying no there was a little devil sitting on my shoulder screaming at me, "WHAT?  Are you crazy?  It's Hawaii!"  

This, of course, got us talking about how we will celebrate our twentieth anniversary.  Since we wanted to go to Hawaii we talked about maybe giving ourselves a trip then.  And then since we were playing "where would you want to go" we started to throw out some pretty wild ideas.

Skydiving in New Zealand.  Snorkeling at the Galapagos.  Beach lazing in Bora Bora.  Cruising in the Bahamas.  The problem.  Now we can't decide.  All of this sounds really good and we have only just started researching cost and what not.  I am thinking for more bang for our dollar we should take a cruise, but my guy is thinking we should just say screw it and do what we want to do.  No matter the cost.  

We still haven't decided.  We have time.  Who knows where things will be in March.  Used to be a time when I was the spender and he was the saver.  Seems we have switched places when I wasn't looking.  

So here is my question to you guys today, if you could go on that dream vacation with your spouse or significant other, where would you go?


Candyland said...

Omg...dream vacation...hmm...I'd take all expenses paid to Hawaii. Or a romantic venture to Italy. Or a single night stay, child-free, at the local Inn, lol.

Alyson Peterson said...

I think my hubby and I would eat our way through Italy. We are both crazy about Italian food and we love Italy. We have a time share on Lake Como and have we gone yet? Nope. I hope we do soon though!

Karla Nellenbach said...

I'd love to go to Ireland...all those rolling green hills and Guiness. Yay! :D

Anonymous said...

I'd travel the UK and Ireland. He doesn't want to go anywhere but down the road for camping and I just don't do that so he can stay home and I'll travel the UK :) I'd most love to spend time in Cardiff, Wales but I don't think I could go to the UK without hitting Ireland and enjoying a pint of Guiness in an Irish pub.

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Jessica Lemmon said...

Australia, mate.

abby mumford said...

it looks like i've got the dream vacation (italy, in 12 days) that a lot of people are writing about.

except i don't have the spouse or significant other to go with me. the grass is always greener!

i say you need to make a list with your hubs and prioritize your desires. sightsee everywhere? lay on the beach and see only cloud? or something that offers both? all expenses paid? or pay as you go? and then look for places that meet those criteria.

congrats on 20 years!

Jeannie said...

My husband traveled extensively when he was younger, but I haven't gone very far. I would love to see England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I've studied the novelists, dramatists and poets from these two islands and I want to see every last inch.

The other place I would like to go is Italy. For a month.

Kelly Breakey said...

No I have to add Italy, Ireland, England and Australia to the list. You guys were supposed to make this easier and not harder.

Well I will keep you posted on our final choice.