In what I would like to call Getting to Know You, I would like to try to get to know my wonderful and lovely readers.
I know summer is not quite on us, but, here in Southern California, it’s been feeling like it lately. Oh, sure, we had a brief rainy spell of a grand two days. But now it’s in the 80s and even reached the 90s over the weekend.
Add in my baby turning 1 recently, doing her first birthday party, and discovering allergies are really hitting us hard right now (which means we’re stuck inside because even baths don’t fully help. What is wrong with us?!), well, I’m ready for a vacation.
Which, unfortunately, comes with the question of where. Where would I go? If I could go anywhere, where would I go?
Well, I have a nice long list of all the places I want to go, but do I really want to go there for my dream vacation?
Really, if I could go anywhere, where would I go?
I’ve loved Denmark and Scotland, Austria and Switzerland. I long to go somewhere tropical like one of the Caribbean islands or Hawaii. I want to go somewhere haunted in Savannah, Georgia. I want to try beignets in New Orleans. I want to go to Ireland and walk where ancient harpists once walked. I want to see the ruins of Greece and Rome. I want to visit the pyramids and however many 7 Wonders of the World still stand.
But my dream is New Zealand. And not because so many movies have been filmed there (I honestly haven’t watched a whole movie since my son was born almost 4 years ago and I really don’t care because I have never been a movie person). But because it’s beautiful. I imagine myself standing where I can hear the waves and stare out at the beautiful landscape spread before me. The mountains and hills, the flowers and the grass, the rivers and the lakes. A place where I can enjoy the simple beauty of nature. I love nature and finding the quiet simplicity in it makes me feel quite at peace with myself.
Though maybe it’ll be more enjoyable from behind a window. Allergies, you know.
Are you ready for a vacation? Where would you go? What’s your dream vacation?