Monday, December 14, 2009

Something to Look Forward To - 2 Beach Vacations

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.