Thursday, June 9, 2011

Maui, Vegas, Hogwarts.

What is my number one favorite thing to do?  Why, I'm so glad that you asked... If you know me very well at all, it is obvious that I love to go on vacation.  I love traveling and it isn't something that I get to do very often.  I haven't had much of an opportunity to do it... heck, I've never even been out of the country, but I can't help it.  I have the travel bug.

I'm a sucker for a nice hotel room and those little travel size shampoos that they put in the bathroom.  I love the fluffy pillows, cold air conditioning, and the fact that I can call down to the front desk at any hour of the night and they will bring me a toothbrush.  The thrill of take off on an airplane is rivaled by few other joys.  Who doesn't love airplane snacks and Ginger Ale?  I love reading guide books for places that I dream about visiting and some of my favorite books are 1,000 Places to See Before you Die (the regular version and the U.S. and Canada version).

But let me clarify.  I don't want to give false impressions.  I am not the backpack through Europe wearing only the clothes on my back by myself with only $100 dollars to my name kind of traveler.  I am the I want to fly in first class do everything in the guidebook and stay in The Ritz or The Plaza kind of gal.  I can't help it.  Honestly, I don't know what created this monster.  It sometimes seems a little out of character.  I tent to blame it on my job.  I'm a social worker.  Don't know how these two things correlate, but I'm convinced that they do.

When Caleb and I got married we decided that we would go on a vacation every year.  Every Year.  Even if that meant taking a long weekend somewhere in the state in which we are living just to get away.  Even if it isn't the stay at the Ritz, drink fancy champagne, and order room service kind of trip.

  For our honeymoon we were fortunate to be able to travel to Maui.

If you can't tell from this small collection of pictures it was Heaven on Earth.  The most magnificent place I have ever seen.  Love it.  

Last year we went to Vegas.  It was pretty amazing as well.  It definitely registered on a different scale than Hawaii and I would probably be struck by lightening if I called it Heaven on Earth, but it was wonderful just the same.  Give me a fancy hotel (we stayed at the Bellagio), a grand swimming pool, and endless mojitos and I am a happy girl.

Anyway, why am I posting about this???  NEXT WEEK I AM ON VACATION!!  Guess where I'm going?  Okay, I'll tell you... TO HARRY POTTER LAND!  Ha!  And guess what one of the best parts is?  My Mama is coming with us!  

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