It’s finally here! That time of year when I get to take some vacation time and get away from work for more than just a 3 or 4-day weekend. I live for vacation! I love to travel! I get three weeks of vacation beginning this year, my fifth year at CNYEMS. Al and I will be travelling to Maine in August for a week. Well, we won’t only be in Maine. We’ll be staying in Portland for the majority, but then coming back through New Hampshire and Vermont on the way home, with stays in Burlington, Vermont and Lake George, New York.
Have I mentioned that I’m a “planner”? I’ve been planning this week long vacation since January… seriously. I have every detail under control, planned out, reserved; from the B & B’s we’ll be staying at to the kennel boarding our dog, what we’ll do/where we’ll go each day, down to the mileage and time it takes to go from place to place. I actually have a three-ring binder dedicated to our vacation. Everything is not written in stone, by any means. We can change our plans, except for where we’re staying and the Windjammer cruise from Portland, at any time. The shopping, beaches, dining etc. are totally fluid.
Did I mention that I’m excited? I have a tendency to think that each vacation I’m taking could very well be my last, so I make sure that it will be enjoyable! Al? Of course I consult and plan with my husband! Well, sort of. I do all the planning, then consult with him to see if he likes what I’ve planned, or if he wants to make changes. Generally, he seems satisfied with my ideas. Actually, when we began discussing 2013 vacation plans LAST DECEMBER, Al was the one who suggested New England. We honeymooned in Massachusetts, but I’ve never been farther north than that. I LOVE the east coast!
Where will you be vacationing this year?
Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt