Tomorrow is my first day of vacation. Is there a better feeling in the world that the first day of vacation? I don't even think Christmas morning when you're 6 years old is competition.
I like to think of it as 17 weekends in a row.
I am weird in that i love staying home on vacation and doing what i do. Stay up late. Get up late, watch HG TV, maybe a DVD series (this year my series will be Mad Men), going for a nice easy 5 mile run, good coffee, reading outside on the patio or at the pool. Riding my bike to the Farmer's Market. Cooking. More reading. And occasionally having folks over or meeting them for wine.
We do have an almost week long trip to flyfish the Yakima and found a new cabin to stay in right on the river so i just have to walk outside. And then a trip with the GalPals to Cannon Beach the next day after we get home, where i don't even have to unpack. AND we get to take a cooking class while we are there!
I finished reading Wild on Saturday - the book about hiking. Which is also strange for me in that i never ever want to hike, nor have i ever. But i thought it was a good read, even though she irritated me sometimes with how she did not use CAUTION as she started out. (reference to my previous blog post). But what she accomplished was amazing and i liked her more and more as i kept reading.
I am totally attracted to survivors and problem solving people.
What are allofy'alls plans for vacation?
P.S. Amanda, i'm sending the book with Brian to give to you tomorrow at work. Let me know what you think, since you are a hiker. You are likely to have a different perspective.