This is definitely the time of year when I start to dream about a warm beach vacation. Summer feels like a distant memory. You begin to forget what being warm felt like.
To help ourselves mentally, we typically book our condo some time during January. This gives us something to look forward to and also ensures the time slot we want. Christmas came a bit early for me this year though. It looks like 2010 may include not one, but two beach trips for us!
Some good friends have decided to get married just after Christmas next year. Even better, it’s a beach wedding in Progreso, Mexico. Now, granted I hate to fly, but I think it’ll be worth it. It’s been three years since my last flight, so I think I have sufficiently recovered. The last trip that required flying was the catalyst that got me to go to the doctor and talk about optional medication to help me manage. I will never fly without taking something now. In fact, my husband probably will not allow me to fly without taking something!
So, I am already mentally preparing for a flight, but I am trying to keep the bigger picture in mind – the beach. I had never heard of Progreso, so I looked it up. It’s a bustling port city in the Yucatan situated on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s about a half hour drive from Merida. There is shopping and dining of course. They also have tourist attractions such as an ecological preserve and Maya archeological sites. Oh, and then there’s the beach. Now it’s time to start saving.
2 beach trips!?!? You are so lucky and I am SO jealous!! Just let happy beach thoughts calm you down on the flight. You have so much to look forward to now!!ReplyDelete
Allie at least I have a full year to prepare myself!!! The beach part will make it all worth it too I'm sure. It'll be fun to visit a new beach destination.ReplyDelete
Two trips to the beach sounds wonderful. Especially now when I am all bundled up when I leave the house.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you don't like flying. I don't think most people are thrilled with the idea of flying, you aren't alone.
Alicia the idea of putting on a bikini right now is just downright frightening. Not sure how it'll work out this time next year. May have to invest in some of the spray on tanning sessions!!ReplyDelete
It's weird about my flying thing, it's not even about crashing. It's part claustrophobia, I also get air sick, and I just feel plain trapped. I get really anxious in large groups, so all the lines and being crammed in close is just overwhelming.
Spray tan is a great idea.
I don't have any suggestions on the crowds, but you could carry some candied ginger for the motion sickness. Or even just regular sliced ginger to put in your tea during the flight. Ginger helps settle my husband's stomach when the meds cause GI disturbance.