So. Last time I was talking about our plans for summer 2016. The options I was floating around were Europe, the British Isles, the west coast, a cruise or Canada.
Well. It's definitely not going to be Europe (sobs), or the British Isles (double sobs). The west coast or Canada might be pushing it, we'll see. Becaaaaaauuuusssseee...
We are going to Australia!!!
SO. FAR. AWAY.
But still. We're going to Australia! I'm going home! The reason we are pushing it back to 2017 instead of 2016 is because $$$$. Last time it was much more expensive than we planned, and we didn't do as much as I wanted because of that. Plus, in 2017, I will have a whole extra week of vacation, woo woo.
Guess what else we're gonna do?
Plus, I want to do another little surprise trip for KC. Last time, we did Cairns (and my Nana ruined it right before, lucky I love her) and I'm hoping he doesn't start reading the blog because I already know where I'm going to take him this time...
So. I can handle waiting till 2017 (boo) because it's going to be...
I'm pretty stoked. I already have the itinerary all planned out (duh) and I've started planning what I'm going to pack. I managed 2 weeks in a carry on last time, this time I need to fit 3 weeks in a carry on and it will actually be cold-ish in parts of NZ. I learned a lot from packing for NYC, so hopefully I'll be golden. It actually should be really easy considering we'll be able to do washing the majority of the time. But still. I want to look cute, okay?
Obviously I am super excited you guys. Can't even handle my excitement. I can't wait for January so I can start saying 'next year!' instead of '2017 sad face'.
Until then..... 2016.
Mum and her friend (who I love as well) are coming to the US late 2016, so I still have that to look forward to. Mainly Vegas and Venice beach (I think). Basically, we're gonna hire a car (I should probably get my driver's license) and have an awesome girls trip filled with shopping and singing along to bad / awesome music.
That is actually a pretty big reason we are vetoing Europe as well - if we went to Europe, I wouldn't have enough vacation time to spend a week with my mum, and that wasn't something I wanted to sacrifice. This way, I have a week with my mum, and a week or so to go on a summer trip with KC.
Speaking of our summer trip, we decided on a cruise! I know I said I am afraid of open water, and I am, but several people have told me I won't fall off, and KC promises not to leave my side at all, and if you think I will not enforce that, you don't know me when I'm afraid.
Even though I am super excited
I was gonna ask everyone's opinions on cruises (on top of the lovely ladies I've already annoyed with a thousand questions), in particular which ports and which cruise line, but I think we have decided and I don't want to read any more opinions or reviews because then I will question my choice and I don't want to, k thanks.
I am super thankful and lucky that my not-really-a-fan-of-travel husband lets me do all the things, and that he understands how much I want to go home, even if just for a couple of weeks in well over a year.
This will definitely be an incentive to continue working out in the winter, right?