Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vacation tips

Trooper and I are planning to take a vacation together this year. I'm excited about the idea of getting away, seeing someplace new, and making some memories with him.

That said - it's a little stressful, thinking about spending a full week with someone who I usually don't see more than a few times a week. Sure, we've spent entire weekends together - but this is a whole week. Six days; seven nights.

It occurs to me, though, that this is an excellent opportunity to see what we're made of as a couple. As Dr. Maya Angelou once said:
You can tell a lot about a person by the way she handles these three things: A rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Trooper has already seen me at my worst. But it'll be interesting to see how we'll handle those things together.

These tips on how to go on vacation without killing each other are excellent, and very timely. Some of them are just common sense for enjoying any vacation (like, "be reasonable about what you'll get done"). But I also think it's a good reminder that it isn't your vacation (meaning, just yours). It's about the two of you spending time together - so the agenda isn't the same as if you treated yourself to a getaway.

There are, to my dismay, no tips on how to get the boyfriend to carry your luggage. You can bet that will be included in the tips I post after the trip.


  1. I like to go with, "Sweetie, can you grab that. It's too heavy for me" ;)

    1. He's already said he will pack light, so he doesn't have to lug a lot. Sigh.

  2. Last Year Klay and I took Emry on vacation...
    We had been together under a year... we were spending weekends together... and he would have dinner with us... sporadically (sp?)
    Our long vacation was weird, at first... BUT THEN... SO MUCH FUN.
    Emry still talks about it.

    It will be fun.
    I can't wait for you to tell us about it... well, what you can divuldge!

    1. I'll definitely have tips - and tidbits. =]