It’s official! This time next week we’ll be on the road, si Dios quiere, taking our first real vacation in years… probably the first one period, to be completely honest. You see if it wasn’t work, it was lack of resources, or something equally hampering to our vacation plans in years past that always prevented us from taking one. And while there are still seven whole days in which anything could happen, including a tropical storm which is headed for the Texas coast (just my luck right?), we’re hoping this year we can actually stick to our summer plans for a little vacaciones.
Our final destination is the Washington, DC – Virginia area, and to make things more interesting, and since traveling by car is cheaper than flying, we’ll be making it a road trip! I haven’t taken one of those in a minute, and nunca across the states. Pero como todo buen Latino we’ve left a lot of the details and logistics to the last minute. So over the next couple of days we’ll likely be ironing out – and I do mean literally ironing out like with a big old plancha, the kind you had to put coal in and everything to make it work… none of this electricity crap – all of the detalles.
What we do know for certain is that we’ve dreamed up a wish list of stops along the way to make things more interesting, both for us and for you, since the idea is to take Juan of Words on the road with us! That list right now includes stops in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Nashville, Virginia, DC, New York and possibly even New Jersey if time permits. It sounds like a lot and given the fact that we’ll truly only have two weeks to drive there and back, we’re hoping we can make as many of these stops as possible, in between spending a lot of quality time with my sister and her family. I’m most excited about that little perk, which was the whole reason for us selecting this route as opposed to any other.
We’ve even made tentative plans with a couple of amigos and amigas from the social media hemisphere to possibly meet up when we’re in their areas, so también veremos how that works out. Hopefully everything just falls into place once we’re on the road (I’m crossing my fingers it does).
In the meantime, there are tons of deadlines and projects to finalize before heading out, including that little matter with Tropical Storm Don – I knew there was a reason I didn’t like tropical storms! So por favor, send us good vibes and help us make our first actual vacation in years a reality.
A very dramatic appeal, I know 🙂