I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Going on Vacation

It doesn't always seem worth all the trouble, getting ready to go on a trip. It takes twice as long to get ready before and to put all your stuff away after you come home, as the time you were away on "Vacation." We don't go on vacation very often, there's the dogs, the cat, the garden, the pool, the planning, the packing, stopping the mail, stopping the paper, paying all the bills ahead of time. Holy moly, it's exhausting. Of course, I had to arrange for new passports and shop for new clothes. And if I forget one little thing, it's my fault. My husband just has to go. And that's the way it is.
This year we are taking a real vacation, we won't be visiting our kids, or other assorted relatives. In our married life, I can count on one hand the times we've taken a trip just to do something fun for ourselves. We're going to Costa Rica. But I admit, even with all the arrangments to be made, I am getting excited. I'll see a real volcano, a rainforest, a butterfly garden, and many other exotic treats. I'm ready, I bought a 1 GB memory card for my camera. Boy, in the old days, I'd be hauling loads of film in lead bags, extra lenses, a flash, a tripod and of course, extra camera bodies. Now I can tuck that digital camera in my purse and off we go. Our trip is still two weeks off, but I'm ready. I'll post lots of exotic pictures when I get home, if I can figure out how to download the darn things!


Blogger Motherkitty said...

Sounds exhausting getting ready, but exciting at the same time. I'll pay you if you take me with you!

Looking forward to lots and lots of cool pictures (which I know they will be) of your vacation. The last vacation we had involved a very long drive from SD to LV with several kids in the car. Interesting trip. But great to see everyone.

I love the look of the template you chose. Very nice.

February 24, 2006 6:12 AM  
Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

It took 30 years to get Motherkitty to cross the Mississippi River.

February 24, 2006 7:40 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your vacation to Costa Rica sounds exciting and I can't wait to see your pictures and to hear
about all your adventures there. I have never been out of the country except for visits to Mexico, when I was young.

I love vacations, but unlike yours...ours are never planned. My husband just says, "Come on, lets go" and we leave the next day. Of course we don't leave the U.S. which would require a passport. We usually stay gone for about 5 or 6 weeks and stay in motels every night. Sometimes our vacations seem like whirlwind cross-country trips...but we see a lot and never have a destination. We decide each day in which direction we are going to head.

While we are gone,
we have a wonderful daughter, who comes daily to care for our pets and pay the bills as they come in.
She takes care of whatever needs doing, like mowing the grass and other daily chores around here.

We have NEVER taken a vacation to see relatives yet and this would be a treat for me.

February 24, 2006 8:18 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I like this template design better than the other one. It looks very organized and not so crowded.

February 24, 2006 8:20 AM  
Blogger Alipurr said...

Cool! Have fun!

February 24, 2006 9:12 AM  

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