I need a holiday

So this morning I was chatting with my sister via email and she said, "I need a holiday," to which I replied, "Yeah, me too... and a holiday where I actually go somewhere." There was a thoughtful pause from me as I tried to remember the last holiday where I went somewhere. Okay, I remember now... it was the holiday where I did a bus tour of parts of the USA and Canada. I combined two bus tours, with a stop off in Calgary in between them to visit my cousins. The first tour was 16 days around these places:


















That was a lot of fun and I stayed an extra couple of days in New York at the end, before heading off (via Calgary) for another 16 days around these places:






















This part was even more fun because it included DISNEYLAND! And Las Vegas, which, if one is not gambling, is kind of like a grown-up Disneyland. It was lots of fun.

But here's the scary part. I was trying to remember exactly when I took this holiday, and finally realised it was just before the September 11 attacks (I left America on September 2, as it happens). That was in 2001... that's EIGHT YEARS AGO! I haven't had a holiday in EIGHT YEARS. Of course I've taken time off work, and had uni holidays in the 2004-2007 period when I was studying, but I used the time to visit family or to stay at home relaxing. There's nothing wrong with a stay-at-home holiday, but geez... has it really been that long?

Right now I have exactly NO money for a holiday and that is likely to be the case for quite a while but still I think I'm going to have to come up with some sort of holiday idea soon. Because wow, eight years...

I need a holiday.
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7 comments:

Swift Jan said...

you know... QLD is a great place to holiday.... ;)

Femina said...

C'mon... you know that I've moved house 11 times.. you just want help unpacking! :D

Crazy Sister said...

As long as you don't take any small children with you, any holiday will be bliss!

Givinya De Elba said...

Yeah, try Qld.

Hippomanic Jen said...

I'm so impressed that you had that spectacular overseas holiday that I've sort of missed the whole "I need a holiday" point of the post.

Until I read everyone else's comments and realised that you need a holiday and QLD is cheap. Particularly, for example, if you could get some free accommodation somewhere or other. I can think of one place you'd be welcome (on the off-chance that I'm not an axe-weilding psycho.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

I have no plans for a fun overseas holiday anytime soon either - I just depress myself by looking at all my wonderful photos and wishing I was in Venice or London or Paris or Vienna or Rome or ....

Femina said...

I didn't mean it had to be an overseas holiday; just one where I don't either stay at home or visit my parents. Somewhere in Australia would be fine. Heck, at this point even the next suburb would do...

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