Haul ass or Chillax? That’s the eternal question when you are on vacation. I think it’s important for you to get what you want when you are away from the hustle and bustle of work. This trip is going to be a mixture of three very different situations. When we were discussing where we were going and what we were going to do, Reina and I had some decisions to make. Here’s what we faced:
Where do we go?
What do we do?
How long do we take in each place?
But there’s still the question. Haul ass or chillax? Have you ever taken a vacation and then thought, “Damn, I’ve got to get back to work so I can get some rest!” Ha. This comes from high expectations of your trip and you want to cram so much into a certain amount of time. The opposite, total relaxation, may lead to not seeing the very place you want to visit. Is this just my problem? Here’s a perfect example. Our first stop is Paris. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Shopping (for Reina), Eating (for me), and the River Seine. I feel we are going to be humping around the city to see a lot of this. But we have to sit and enjoy the river and I totally want to sit at a sidewalk cafe and enjoy people watching.
And then there’s knowing that we’ll be on a sixteen night cruise immediately after Europe. Do we haul ass around Europe and wear ourselves out living it up and seeing everything knowing we’ll be lounging around a ship for a couple of weeks? That’s probably more the direction we’re headed. Haha.
I’ve never taken a long vacation like this and I can’t wait to get this thing started. Thanks for reading this blog. I look forward to posting here from the road. Six days from today we leave.