Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Facts Friday - Vacations

Cardio on my Rest Day
Today should have been a rest day for me. Quite honestly, I really needed it to be too. However, I will be on the road most of tomorrow and know that I won't be able to get a workout in. So, going against what I normally preach about taking mandatory rest days, I did cardio this morning.

I chose to do an easier, shorter cardio and abs. I did just 30 minutes of the cardio only premix from Low Impact Circuit and the abs that are also on that DVD. My legs felt like bricks to be quite honest, and it was hard to get going. But, I made it through and will very much enjoy my rest day tomorrow (with the exception of sitting in a car for 8 hours mind you).

Almost Ready
We're mostly packed and ready for the vacation. I need to finish cleaning the house so it's clean when we get home. The last thing I want to do after a vacation is clean. I'll have to do plenty of laundry as it is. I also need to write out instructions for my sister for the dogs and for watching TV and playing DVDs. When did it get so complicated that we can't just turn on the TV or stick in the DVD and it plays? Now you have to hit this button, turn it to this station, use the other remote for this.....it's crazy. But, I digress....

We'll definitely be making pizza tonight. We have some veggies that we still need to use up. Plus, it'll make leftovers for my sis to have for dinner, which she was very excited about. Making sure she is well-fed is the least I can do since she's taking care of the pups.

This will be my first long vacation since I started blogging. I do plan on unplugging as much as possible (but within reason of course). I don't plan on going MIA entirely, so no worries there. I will be blogging and posting pictures and meals, but the posts will likely be shorter. I may actually miss a day...maybe...we'll see. Also, I may not be able to stay caught up on everyone else's blogs. For that I do apologize (thought I know most of you will say no need to apologize). I wholeheartedly appreciate everyone who takes the time to ready my blog (whether you comment or not). It means so much to me. So, I want to let you all know that I also love reading your blogs as well, even if I can't comment as much next week. I hope you stick with me! 

Fun Facts Friday
Since I'm about to head out on vacation, I thought the fun facts should revolve around vacations. Very creative right?
1. I have been to Washington D.C. once. It was January 1993 to march in Clinton's Inaugural Parade. I graduated from the same high school and was on the drill team. We (along with the cheerleaders and band) were invited to march. It was a very interesting experience, but I didn't really get to enjoy the city because it was such a whirlwind trip that included a 22 hour (44 total) bus ride, practices at 5 am in the parking deck and rushing through only a few historical spots.

2. We were evacuated from Daytona one year because of a hurricane. The nearest airport to transfer our flight to was Savannah, GA. While missing out on half of the beach vacation, spending 5 hours in traffic, and other frustrations, Savannah turned out to be the best part of the trip. It is such an incredibly gorgeous city, drenched in history. I absolutely fell in love with it.

3. My only adventures outside of the US have been because of cruises. I have been to Nassau, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Cozumel. All beach-related of course ;-) I have been snorkeling twice, climbed a waterfall (not recommended), and lazed on a beach (in order of the locations listed)

Now it's your turn. Tell me some interesting place you've been, your favorite trip, or a crazy vacation story.