The last time I took a vacation was ... 5 years ago. It is easy to keep track of as my passport now needs renewing. As it did the vacation before that. Five years previous. I don't know when this trend started. I don't think it was intentional. It certainly hasn't been due to being a work-a-holic.
Oh, yeah, I remember. I went back to school, then started a new career, which took off rather slowly. So, it was money.
There has been a bit of an emotional toll over the last 5 years with family.
We all have family issues, and I don't want to moan about any of it. But the short version: hospital visits; SIL's breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission; putting both parents, separately, into new accommodation; house clearing out; house selling; family discord; more hospital visits; both parents dying within 15 months of each other and the financial issues that come with that.
But now, I have holidays booked.
My cousin's son is getting married, and I have been invited. They think I might need cheering up. Something to look forward to. I'm okay with that thought.
I am a little freaked out at the air fares!!! And I keep hearing that it will only get worse.
How is it that airlines are still allowed to entice you by advertising such a reasonable fare like say from $229 one way ex app taxes.
Then zing you with those app taxes that are MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL FARE ??
I have decided to go for it. And I tried Alda, but cannot quite swing a stopover in Iceland this time. My curiosity will have to continue to be piqued by Alda's reports.
So, am heading off to England in mid August for two weeks. Finding someone to cover for my two paper routes over Labour Day weekend is way too stressful to even consider. My other jobs are easy to rearrange.
One wedding at a country estate, 3 days in Bath, the rest at my cousins in Berkshire.
Air + hotels all booked.
I am so excited, I need to do something silly. (see below)