We need to go on a vacation. Badly. I need a change of scenery and Henry needs a break from work. He's been working long hours and hasn't taken a day off since he started six months ago. Originally we were going to wait until Christmas, but due to recent events (me losing my sanity and the stress of long hours catching up to Henry) we're hoping to take a short weekend trip sooner. And by sooner I mean as soon as humanly possible.
We've recently decided that we are going to avoid flying whenever possible. We've done our fair share of flying up until this point (trips to Europe, New Zealand, and Africa included). While flying is convenient, we feel that it is not compatible with our values or lifestyles. How did we come to this conclusion? Well, it started by me suggesting we go back to New Zealand or plan a trip to Hawaii. (What can I say? I love to travel.) We want to travel and see new places (especially ones that aren't in the middle of the wasteland that is Texas*), but are now making a commitment to go by land.
I am one hundred percent behind the no-flying decision, but it does narrow the list of destinations when time is a factor. Traveling for several hours in any directions leaves us right where we started--Texas. For our weekend getaway we will most likely either head to the gulf coast or into Arkansas. Honestly, I'll be happy to be anywhere but here for a couple of days.
*To all the Texas lovers out there, my apologies. I have been a good sport all summer about the heat and drought, but my patience and positive attitude have dried up. Maybe they will return with the rain that is supposed to arrive on Sunday.