January 10, 2010 will be mine and Jason’s 10 year wedding anniversary. Don’t you think that’s plenty of time to save and plan for a “real” vacation? I think so, but every time I even mention it Jason rolls his eyes and doesn’t give it another thought. I know he’s probably thinking, “here we go again with the “real” vacation crap issue.” I think we deserve one. We’ve gone out of town on short little getaways but never anywhere that actually requires an airplane to get there. I do appreciate those small getaways, and I know between work, money, Bailey and school, oh and can’t forget the pets we can’t leave behind for too long, it’s hard to really go anywhere too far.
I think 10 years of marriage qualifies as a good reason to just do it. Since it HAS to be in the good ol’ USA (Jason has issues with leaving American soil) it wouldn’t really be that hard. I would settle for going to Vegas or Southern California or New York would be fun but that again is in issue also. New Orleans would be a great place to visit, so would Maine. There are so many beautiful places in the states that I would be very happy to visit. I’ve seen most of the west and would really like to see some of the east or south. If I could go anywhere in this world it would be Italy, I know I won’t ever get Jason there.
I was talking to a girlfriend of mine a couple weeks ago and she was telling me about her weekend. Her and her husband just had their 1 year anniversary and he surprised her with a trip to Wisconsin Dells. She didn’t figure it out until she saw the signs and he was pulling off the highway. Needless to say, she will never forget her 1 year wedding anniversary. I’m thinking to myself, wow, that was almost 10 years ago and I can’t remember what we did. It would make sense that we would have gone to The Waterfront but I just can’t remember. That kinda makes me feel bad. Not that is wasn’t important because every year is, I just can’t remember how we celebrated it. I want to remember our 10 year. I want something so special and out of the ordinary I’ll never forget it. And going on a vacation out of Minnesota would certainly be out of the ordinary.
I now it’s not that Jason doesn’t want to, he’s a romantic at heart. It’s just the whole process. The saving extra money, the planning, packing, oh and did I mention he refuses to fly? I would be up for a road trip, that could be a lot of fun. Still, the destination has to be out of Minnesota, preferably on a coast.
Do any of you have a memorable holiday (anniversary, birthday, mother’s day, etc…) you’ll never forget because you went on a real vacation or did something so special and out of the ordinary? I have a hard time remembering exactly what I did for each birthday. I know I’ll never forget my 28th because I went to Valleyfair. I would really like to look back in 50 years and remember exactly what we did to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.