Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Vacation Wishlist

Facebook is Killing me. Other than the amount of time I spend socializing with all my friends, and the fact that I have really enjoyed re-connecting with old friends from my early school days, I'm very competitive by nature, so when I see a friend post a high score for a game, I immediately check out the game, and if I like it, try like heck to beat their high score. Childish, I know, it's just how I work. But that is not my big FB problem. It's A problem, but not the one I want to talk about here.

I'm talking about all the vacation pics all my friends are posting and wishing we had a vacation of our own planned. We keep talking about taking one. Florida has come up, taking the kids to see the Grandparents in Michigan (which is a trip Hubster hates to do due to it being 13 hours in the car each way)has been discussed, but while we are discussing...everyone else is GOING!

I want a fun and adventurous trip of my own (with the whole family of course). I want to post exciting pictures for others to be envious of. I want to go to the beach, have picnics and walk along the promenade. I want something new. A first time trip for all of us. I want to take pictures like this one...

A visit to the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing in Missouri would satisfy all these wants. It would be someplace none of us has ever been. That's exciting in itself. With lakes, the theatre district, shopping and great restaurants close by, it would provide a well needed break for all of us. Located withing walking distance of the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, I could actually post pics like the one above for all my friends to enjoy and maybe make them wish they were with me.

The hotel has every amenity imaginable and spending time as a family, lounging by the pool, would be a part of each day. Whether to wake up in the morning, or to relax before bed...we'd be there. The Hotel is beautiful and a stones throw from the new Payne Stewart Golf Course (my selling point to Hubster). This trip will be added to my wish list.

Unfortunately, we've had 3 "family" deaths in the last month and Hubster's vacation time is quickly dwindling due to travel and time off for the funerals. A girl still has to dream though...right?



1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about the 3 deaths. We've had 2 in very close proximity to each; one was my Mother. I understand the time element. Spent 7 wks at the hospital with her.

    I don't do FB, and am not into games; so the trying to top the score probably wouldn't be an issue for me.

    Cruise things in the area, little day trips; sometimes I think those can be more fun. Make a list and everyone gets to pick their favorite.

    Is there an outdoor theatre near you that does cool summer stuff, a special summer movie classic at a real theatre? The zoo, hit a historic place or two in the area.

    Pull out old vacation photo's. People don't have to know when they were could post about fun.

    I actually plan to post some that look old enough to be post cards soon. Take as many virtual trips with me as you want.



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