| Tuesday, June 27, 2006
| The 4th
|Beloved and I are going away this weekend. I have Monday and Tuesday off, and we're going to leave Saturday a.m., and return at some point on Tuesday evening. I am THRILLED. We almost weren't going to go, b/c we were stressed and busy and preoccupied with the end of the school year madness, and then we were stressed and grouchy and premenstrual and sad that the girls were leaving (no, Beloved was NOT the premenstrual one), and we snarked at each other about the planning of the trip. Then we dropped it ... for a long time.
But this past weekend, while wandering around town, perusing book stores and watching FIVE movies*, we made our plans.
We are going to Maine. We are driving. The Zipcar, we reserved way back on Memorial Day weekend, knowing we'd need to pre-plan if we were gonna snag a car. We're driving a Volvo S40. I tried to get my convertible Mini again, but it's being used by another (jerk).
We are both very excited, b/c despite the fact that I grew up in New England, neither of us have EVER been to Maine. We have hotel reservations at different points along the coast, and really look forward to exploring.
Ever since we were first a couple, we used our summers sans children to go on trips. We've camped, we've explored the California coast, we've done trips to Portland, OR and to Disneyland. But since we moved here, we've been lucky to squeak in an overnight in NYC while the girls are at my parents' house. Last summer I worked for no pay with the judge, and otherwise, uh, I'm in law school.
To have the chance to go and just explore new places, with no real agenda (and no real budget constraints) is wonderful. I am very excited, and I'm glad that the stress and snarkiness didn't rob us of it.
* our movies were:
1) Match Point
2) The Island
3) Goodnight and Good Luck
5) The Wedding Crashers
I honestly liked them all, but my favorites were by far Match Point and Goodnight and Good Luck. I think Goodnight and Good Luck takes first place. I found it to be amazing.
|posted by Zuska @ 7:26 PM