Archive for the From My Travel’s Category

Chicago to Florida

Posted in From My Travel's on April 5, 2008 by TodaysAddiction

It just wouldn’t be a vacation unless:

* The flight was moved to different gate, the gate clear across the entire airport. Of course we missed the announcement and first tried to board the wrong plane, logically, we nearly missed our flight as we don’t run as fast as we used to.

*The flight was completely booked and I had a center seat near the rear of the plane. I set between husb and a very large man who smelled of a heavy load of cheap cologne and salami. The kid in the seat a head of me reclined his seat just after I got my computer out (a distraction to keep me sane as I’m a horrible flyer), the kid (young teen) proceeded to confuse the plane seat with a rocking chair for the remainder of the flight. Away went the computer as I couldn’t even open the top, out came the ativan.

*We left at 6:00 in the morning and finally arrived at our hotel around 11:30pm. On our west coast stomachs, that’s dinner time. After settling in we took off on foot as there are a few fast food restaurants very near by. All of which closed at 11:00, except the drive thru. Oddly enough, they will not let you walk thru a drive thru, regardless of how good your story is. The hotel offered to have their shuttle driver take us to a near by restaurant. After getting into the van, we bribed him into just taking us to McDonalds instead. He thinks we’re crazy. I think we spent more on the tip than the meal just to make it up to him.

This is just the lead in… the *real* vacation begins tomorrow!

I’m leaving on a jet plane…

Posted in From My Travel's on April 4, 2008 by TodaysAddiction

Quick… who sang it??

So tonight I’m packing, tomorrow after work we’re going to Portland. Saturday we fly to Florida and Sunday we catch a ship!
I am so ready for this vacation. The last one sucked… not the vacation but the timing was bad and it was difficult to enjoy.

I’m bringing the computer (or else I’d die) and will make posts and catch up with you when I can. I haven’t picked up my camera in what feels like months, so I’m looking forward to spending some time behind a lens as well.
I bought a low cut swim suit to show off the new floatation devices. Safety first, even while on vacation!

Flikr photos

Posted in From My Camera, From My Travel's on May 22, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

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The vacation photos are up… just click *more photos* in the sidebar!

The end…

Posted in From My Travel's on May 19, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

At sea today… airport’s all day tomorrow, home Sunday night.

What a blast.  Pictures to follow!

Cozumel

Posted in From My Travel's on May 18, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

What a blast… I want to spend more time here too!!!

I got wayyyy too much sun (again), my tattoo artist is going to kill me.
The highlight was taking ATV’s into the jungle through Mayan ruins (well not *through* them).
The ATV’s were a gas… there were lots of rocks and ruts to go through. My favorite was a huge mud puddle that I took about sideways, drenched myself and the poor lady behind me!
Went shopping directly after, covered in mud. I did find an ocean though to cool off/clean up in 😉
The color of the water in Cozumel is beyond description.

Grand Cayman

Posted in From My Travel's on May 17, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

Grand Cayman is AMAZING…

I really want to come back and spend more time here… The water is beautiful, there is alot to do, or nothing to do… depending.  People are warm and welcoming.

We went snorkling today and saw a huge (HUGE) eel then we fed (and held) stingrays.  They are pretty damn big too.

Got a monumental sunburn and a bruise the size of a small island on my hip (small boating mishap, but well worth it!)

Jamaica

Posted in From My Travel's on May 16, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

What a trip!

Went onto the island early… it’s a good thing, it’s storming like crazy now. On my way for a hot stone massage to warm back up!
I should have some good pictures to flikr when we get home!

We went into a “craft market”, I thought sales was aggressive in Mexico but the Jamaicans win 🙂